Get ready for the Second Friday HeartAbout, a night full of love and celebration.
Landing on Valentine’s Day, the Second Friday ArtAbout is the perfect backdrop to a fun and romantic night out on the town. Several HeartAbout venues will be featuring romantic and heart-themed work, wine and special Valentine’s Day treats.
Enjoy your night with chocolates and a valentine’s show at the Pence Gallery, free use of a photo booth to take pictures with your loved ones at Bohème Hip Used Clothing, an exhibition filled with antique valentines at the Hattie Weber Museum, free artist-designed valentine mandala coloring pages at Re/Max Gold, an open mic with love poems at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall and much more.
In addition to the Valentine’s Day festivities, two venues will celebrate anniversaries: Happy fourth to Logos Books and 40th to The Artery.
And be on the lookout for members of the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre, The Third Stage and honored guests bursting spontaneously into dance throughout downtown.
Featured venues for HeartAbout:
* The Artery, 207 G St., 530-758-8330; reception, 7-9 p.m., “Forty Years of Love,” group show celebrating The Artery’s 40th anniversary and their love affair with art and artists, through March 3. Hours: Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
* Best Western Palm Court, 234 D St., 530-753-7100; reception, 6:30-9 p.m., Stacey Wong Hilton, colorful abstract paintings referencing famous artists and their great loves, pastel, charcoal on polyester film; Brena Patchen, vibrant oil paintings communicating her love of travel, music and life’s fleeting poetic moments; Ryan Blais, photography capturing moments that may be overlooked during the bustle of everyday life; and Emma Luna, mixed media made with colorful, layered compositions, photos, leaves, found objects, etchings and textural materials, through Feb. 28. Enjoy beverages, small bites and music by Easy Living.
* Bohéme Hip Used Clothing, 409 Third St., 530-341-2004; reception, 6-8 p.m., Kelley Farley, custom copper print valentines. Celebrate and commemorate Valentine’s Day with fun photos with your loved ones in a free photo booth at the store. Valentine treats will be served. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday-Monday, noon-3 p.m.
* Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, 415 Second St.; performance, 6-7 p.m., “Love,” stop by for an open mic of poetry, verse, humor, and fun in the theme of love.
* Hattie Weber Museum, 445 C St. in Central Park, 530-758-5637; reception, 6-8 p.m., antique valentines will be on display, live music will be performed by pianist Richard Livingston, and refreshments will be served. Hours: Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
* The Paint Chip, 217 F St., 530-753-5093; reception, 6-8:30 p.m., Tom Corbett, floral drawings, and Mary Neri King, “Many Hearts,” oil and collage, through Feb. 21. 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., “Hearts and Landscapes,” Mary Neri King, oil and collage, through May 3. Enjoy refreshments and a live performance by the Flatland String Band. Hours: 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., “Valentine’s Day Exhibit,” 20 artists create work on the power of love and friendship in this fun exhibit, including Roma Devanbu, Lizz Webb and Emma Luna, through Feb. 28. “Mad Housewife: Paintings by Leslie DuPratt,” narrative paintings of women involved in household tasks. Sponsored by Tom Doyle and Kathy Joseph, through Feb. 16. “The Consilience of Art & Science,” juried by installation artist Chris Daubert and bioartist Anna Davidson, features work that fosters communication between the arts and sciences. Sponsored by Tandem Properties, through Feb. 28. Enjoy chocolates, wine and craft some Valentine’s Day art projects! Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
* RE/MAX Gold, 408 Second St., 530-756-1212; reception, 6-8 p.m., Ashley Lentz, mandala designs inspired by rock music and folk art, including a new large painting. Valentine’s Day-themed mandala coloring pages by the artist will be available, through Feb. 28. Artist will be present and refreshments will be served. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Closed noon-1 p.m.
* Studio 21, 231 G St., Suite 21 (Court ‘N Cedar, upstairs); reception, 6-9 p.m., “All You Need is…,” Lauren Brandy and Thelma Weatherford, oil and acrylic paintings, and mixed-media works, through March 13. Meet the artists and enjoy Valentine’s treats!
* Studio 26, 231 G St., Suite 26 (Court ‘N Cedar, upstairs); reception, 6-9 p.m., “HeART,” Schorré Oldham (jewelry and fine art, www.oldcheviproductions.com), Amy and Bill Habicht (photography and custom printing), Stacie Frerichs (letter press prints), Kyle Monhollen (screen prints). Enjoy heart healthy snacks and sweets while visiting with the artists. Part of the Radiate Art Collective; studio space is still available: www.radiate-art.com. Hours: By appointment.
* Whole Foods Market Davis, 500 First St., 530-750-2266; live music, 5:30-8 p.m., Bring your sweetie to the Arboretum Terrace Garden for a romantic picnic under the twinkle lights, and enjoy live music. Refreshments available for purchase.
* Art-is-Davis, 222 D St., 530-758-2312; reception, 6-9 p.m., Guest artist: Ben Tuason, photography, Marieke de Waard, Seana Burke, Jan Walker, Joanne Andresen, acrylics, watercolor, oil, mixed media, life drawings and paintings, through March 13. Live music in the studio. Enjoy refreshments and meet the artists. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 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 Makerspace, 221 G St., Suite 1337 (in Tim Spencer Alley, behind Bistro 33), firstname.lastname@example.org; reception, 6:30-9 p.m., “Origami Aggie showing at the Davis Makerspace,” Lucian Novosel, wood puzzles and paper origami, one night only (Feb. 14). Hours: varied (see current hours at wiki.davismakerspace.org).
* De Luna Jewelers, 521 Second St., 530-753-3351; reception, 5:30-7 p.m., indigenous Oaxacan wood carvings, Pueblo pottery, tapestries and beautiful jewelry. Drinks and refreshments served. Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
* F Street Gallery of Hallmark Inn, 110 F St.; reception, 5-8 p.m., Emma Luna, monotype, mixed media on paper and ceramics, through Feb. 28. Hours: 24.
* First Street Real Estate, 423 First St., 530-204-5444; reception, 5:30-8 p.m., Fernando Silva, photography, through Feb. 28. DJ will perform and refreshments will be served. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
* International House, 10 College Park, 530-753-5007; reception, 6-8 p.m., “Home and Places In Between,” Shunsuke Ando, Elham Asadi, Anna Maria Bonanese, Matteo Benetazzo, Cristina Chiappanelli, Alberta Gérard, Olgica Glavasevic, Kiyoko Hirai, Jennifer Ishimatsu, Yoko Kanahama, Joanna Kidd, Ilaria Leganza, Rocio Parra Parra, Marianna Rosi, Aslì Saglam, Tijana Stankovic, etchings, monotypes, linocuts, lithographs, Twitter art, screen prints, through March 7. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
* Logos Books, 513 Second St., 530-400-1083; reception, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., “Logos Books 4th Birthday,” Come by for birthday cake, the art of Edythe Schwartz, mixed media with eye-popping color and world music of Xylocopa. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
* Ray Johnston Photography Studio, 803 Second St., Suite 302 (Chen Building), 530-756-0499; reception, 6-9 p.m., “Wildlife of Tanzania,” photography by Kathy West, one night only (Feb. 14). Enjoy refreshments, a wine-tasting, music by DJ Trop’a from Marseille, France, and outdoor patio view of Davis from the third floor. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
* Studio 29, 231 G St., Suite 29 (Court ‘N Cedar, upstairs); reception, 5:30-9 p.m., “Studio Opening Sale,” Yelena Ivashchenko of Snoozles, fiber, recycled clothing and children art and creations. Come by for the grand studio opening of Snoozles with hands on activities for kids and adults.
* Yolo SPCA Thrift Store, 920 Third St., Suite A and F, reception, 1-6 p.m., Jose Moreno and Robin Stears, mixed media. Enjoy refreshments and meet the artists! Hours: Suite A, Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Suite F, Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 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.
* Delta of Venus, 122 B St., 530-753-8639; viewing, 7:30 a.m.-midnight, Austin Greene, photography, through February 28. Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Saturday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
* Mishka’s Cafe, 610 Second St., 530-759-0811; viewing, 7 a.m.-11 p.m., new artists 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., “Bark! An Artistic View of Man’s Best Friend,” featuring the work of Roy de Forest, Robert Arneson, Kanna Aoki, Pat Mahony, Robert Ransom, Arthur Gonzales, Esther Shimazu, Jeffrey Downing, Stephen Braun, Avery Palmer, Amber Aguirre, Rene Martucci, and others, through Feb. 24. Hours: Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m.