“Beacon” by Elizabeth McKinne is on exhibit at Pence Gallery, 212 D St. Courtesy photo
Davis Downtown’s August Second Friday ArtAbout will be huge. Thirty businesses, galleries and art co-ops will be participating, including first-time host Putah Creek Winery.
The winery, 110 F St., will be offering 10 percent off bottles all night, and will have Darlene Riel’s colorful photography of an “Intimate Europe” on display.
Second Friday ArtAbout is a free, monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in Davis.
For more information about Davis Downtown and ArtAbout and to find a copy of the Second Friday ArtAbout Guide, visit DavisDowntown.com or email ArtAbout@DavisDowntown.com.
Art receptions and performances:
, 222 D St., 530-758-2312; reception, 6-9 p.m., “Places,” Marieke de Waard, Joanne Andresen, Dorine Marshall, Seana Burke and Jan Walker, acrylic, watercolor, oil, charcoal, mixed media, through Aug. 31. Come meet the artists and enjoy music in the studio. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
* Avid Reader Active
, 605 Second St., 530-759-1599; reception, 5-7 p.m., Judy Capurro, people, animals, still-lifes and landscapes in watercolor, oil and acrylics, through August 31. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, noon-8 p.m.
* Cork It Again Wine Seller
, 820 Fourth St., 530-756-WINE; reception, 5-9 p.m., “A Feast for the Eyes,” Brooke Walker-Knoblich, oils on canvas. Meet the artist with a special $4 glass of wine! Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 1-8 p.m.
* Davis Arts Center
, 1919 F St., 530-756-4100; reception, 7-9 p.m. “Wax On” Sierra Wax Artists (Sacramento chapter of International Encaustic Artists) exhibit work featuring the ancient process of working with bee’s wax and tree resin in a molten state, through Sept. 5. Meet the artists and enjoy wine and refreshments. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
* Davis Developmental Pediatrics Group
, 760 Fifth St., 530-758-3374; reception, 6-9 p.m., Rotating art show from Team Davis students. Kids are welcome to create art at the reception and free refreshments will be served. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Davis Odd Fellows Lodge
, 415 Second St.; performance, 6-7 p.m., “Odd Poetry,” immediately outside (or inside if inclement weather) the Odd Fellows Lodge, you will find the Odd Poets. Stop by for a few minutes or for the full hour for spoken word, poetry, verse, humor and fun. Since this is an open mic event, this is your chance to grace the stage with your presence, and share with us your own favorite poems (original and otherwise)!
* F Street Gallery of Hallmark Inn
, 110 F St.; reception, 5-7 p.m., art in a variety of media by individual members of the team at the Hallmark Inn, staff at the Lexington and Anderson Court/Drake Apartments, and the staff at Hallmark Properties Management, through Aug. 31. Enjoy a local Yolo County wine tasting in the F Street Gallery lobby along with Deladier Almeida’s painting “Lob and Yaw.” View the “F Street Market” mural by Stephanie Taylor and her 1,000-square-foot mural “Bird’s Eye View” located in the pool courtyard. See Cindy Wilson’s “Stacked” at the F Street side entrance. Catch “A Bug’s Life” by Jim Berg at the outside patio of Seasons Restaurant. Take a picture with “Sophie,” the resident giraffe by Jean Van Keuren at First and G streets. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
* Fretted Strings
, 231 G St., Suite 27 (Court ‘N Cedar, upstairs); reception, 6-8 p.m., Live music by guitarist Steve McLane and singer-songwriter Mike Justis, folk, blues, Americana. Harrison Phipps and his lutherie students will be present with their instruments on display. Part of the Radiate Art Collective: www.radiate-art.com
. Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Weekends by appointment only.
* Hattie Weber Museum
, 445 C St., 530-758-5637; reception, 6-8 p.m., “Paintings by Cheryl Riley,” Cheryl Riley, realism, acrylic, through Aug. 9. Hours: Wednesday, Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
* International House
, 10 College Park, 530-753-5007; reception, 6-8 p.m., “Ordinary Lives: Extraordinary Expressions of the Everyday,” David Kalb and Mary Christopher, photography, through Sept. 8. “Austrian Landscapes: A View from the Heart,” Mayumi Acosta, photography, through Sept. 8. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
* The Paint Chip
, 217 F St., 530-753-5093; reception, 6-8:30 p.m., Sally Besser, watercolor, and Ann Privateer, collage, watercolor and mixed media, through Aug. 31. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Paulina’s Boutique
, 207 F St.; reception, 6-8 p.m., Katy Brosky, eclectic collection of ceramic figures. Enjoy refreshments and meet the artist. Hours: Monday, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
* Pence Gallery
, 212 D St., 530-758-3370; reception, 6-9 p.m., “Cartalk,” work on America’s favorite obsession — the car — by Tony Natsoulas, Melissa Chandon, Alejandro Rubio, Richard Crozier, Jeffery Beckerleg, Iver Hennig, Chris Brandstetter, Gerry Wallace, Nikki Davis, Jeff Nebeker, Martha Gegan, Anthony Padilla and Rachel Kline. From contemporary hot rods to vintage autos, this display shares the wonderful design and history of automobiles, through Aug. 22.
“Slice: A Juried Cross-section of Regional Art,” juried exhibit encapsulating a “slice” of what California painters, photographers, and sculptors are creating in their studios, through Aug. 24. Curated by Carrie Lederer.
“Community Hang-Up” one of the public’s favorite annual exhibits, the 25th annual Community Hang-Up includes 50 works by 50 artists, including paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and fiber art by established and emerging artists. Sponsored by Roger and Claudia Salquist, through Aug. 24. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Putah Creek Winery
, 110 F St., 530-601-9828; reception, 5-8 p.m., “Intimate Europe,” Darlene Riel, photography on canvas, through Sept. 5. With a love for travel, symmetry, balance and color, Riel shows an intimate Europe experience through her photos, showcasing the patinas of old stone structures, cobbled streets and faded wooden buildings with splashes of vivid color. Meet the artist and enjoy music by modern jazz blues duo Emily Meike and Jason Emmons. Take home some of Putah Creek Winery’s award-winning wines, 10 percent off bottles all night. Wine by the glass and tasting flights after 8 p.m. Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, noon-7 p.m.
* Ray Johnston Photography Studio
, 803 Second St., Suite 302 (Chen Building), 530-756-0499, reception, 6-9 p.m., “Reef Life,” Joe Fischer, underwater photography, one night only (Aug. 8). Part of the Summer Balcony Series — meet the artist, enjoy refreshments, wine, music and view of Davis from the third floor.
* Rock Band Camp at E Street Plaza
, 207 F St., www.rockbanduniversity.com
; live music, 5-6 p.m.,“Summer Rock Band Camp Concert Series,” Check out the live, loud, rock sounds of the young bands of Rock Band Camp, which is a weeklong summer program put on by RockBand University where musicians meet each other for the first time, rehearse a handful of their favorite rock tunes and perform them live. Check out what they can do in a week’s time! 5 p.m., every Friday at the E Street Plaza, until Aug. 15.
* Studio 21
, 231 G St., Suite 21 (Court ‘N Cedar, upstairs); reception, 6-9 p.m., “Sweet Summer,” Lauren Brandy and Thelma Weatherford, abstract and impressionist landscapes and still lifes, oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, through Sept. 12. Live music in the courtyard as part of Radiate Art: www.radiate-art.com
* Studio 26
, 231 G St., Suite 26 (Court ‘N Cedar, upstairs); reception, 6-9 p.m., Schorré Oldham, jewelry and fine art, www.oldcheviproductions.com, Amy and Bill Habicht, photography, custom printing and painting, Stacie Frerichs, letter press prints, Kyle Monhollen, screen prints. Enjoy snacks and sweets while visiting with the artists. Part of the Radiate Art Collective: www.radiate-art.com
* Studio 29-Snoozles and Jan’s Quilts
, 231 G St., Suite 29 (Court ‘N Cedar, upstairs); reception, 5:30-9 p.m., “Back to Davis,” Yelena Ivashchenko of Snoozles, Davis themed T-shirts with children’s art and creations, air plants and fibers. Come by for special crafts and activities for kids. Part of the Radiate Art Collective: www.radiate-art.com
* The Wardrobe
, 206 E St., 530-756-1128; reception, 7-9 p.m., “The Art of Becoming You: Beauty from the Inside Out, and Outside In,” Liquidology, cold pressed juices, smoothies, health shots and organic superfoods, DeTerra Essential Oils, therapeutic grade essential oils, LifeVantage’s True Science, skin care line with enhanced Nrf2 technologies, visibly addresses signs of aging. Live ukulele music performed by KDVS DJ Gary Saylin. Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
* Whole Foods Market Davis
, 500 First St., 530-750-2266; live music, 5-8 p.m., Taylor-Ramirez trio, singer-songwriter, latin, blues, folk. Check out a free picnic mat and enjoy music on the lawn. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
* Yolo SPCA Thrift Store
, 920 Third St., Suites A and F, reception, 1-7 p.m., new artists and refreshments every month. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
* The Artery, 207 G St., 530-758-8330; viewing, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., “The Artery Summer Studio Sale,” Artery artists have filled the gallery with goodies, drastically reduced. Dramatic price reductions with new arrivals every day, through Aug. 29. Hours: Monday-Thursday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
* Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center, on UC Davis campus; viewing, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., new artist every month. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Cloud Forest Café, 222 D St., 530-753-2164; viewing, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Carlos Palacio, photography. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Crepeville, 330 Third St., 530-750-2400; viewing, 7 a.m.-11 p.m., new artist every month. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
* Logo’s Books, 513 Second St., 530-400-1083; viewing, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., “Photographies Errantes,” Marguerite Schaffron, photography, through Sept. 30. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
* Mishka’s Cafe, 610 Second St., 530-759-0811; viewing, 7 a.m.-11 p.m., new artist every month. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
* John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., 530-756-3938; viewing, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., “14th Annual Landscape Exhibition,” Group show celebrating the diverse California landscapes interpreted by more than artists, through Sept. 20. Hours: Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m.