Heidi Bekebrede shows off "The Davis Song" mural. Enterprise file photo


Visitors’ Guide: Art walks

By From page C4 | June 12, 2014

Second Friday ArtAbout / public art in Davis
One way Davis likes to liven up its landscapes and neighborhoods is through public art. Playful sculptures, functional pieces like a wall or a clock, and much more adorn the downtown area, shopping centers, parks, greenbelts and buildings throughout Davis.

Local galleries combine efforts for a festive evening on the second Friday of each month. For each Second Friday ArtAbout, galleries welcome visitors from 6 to 9 p.m. and host exhibits where people can meet artists and enjoy music and refreshments.

The community’s outdoor and indoor public art is available all the time for people to see — and, in some cases, to climb on. For example, a stroll through downtown might take you past “The Joggers” at Third and F streets, “Solar Intersections” at the train depot, “Clepsydra” clock and water feature on the E Street Plaza or the many pieces in Central Park.

And public art is in every other corner of Davis … just look around!

* More information: A public art walking tour guide can be picked up at the Yolo County Visitors’ Bureau at 132 E Street, Suite 200, Davis

Davis also boasts a transmedia sculpture walk, where each sculpture has a radio frequency identification technology chip embedded into it over which participants may wave their cell phones to interactively learn about each work of art.

* Location: Pick up a map at John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, 521 First St., Davis
* More information: www.davisartwalk.com

Enterprise staff

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