October becomes ARTober in Davis, as art is celebrated in the streets, galleries, studios and theaters. Locals can participate in free art classes, view new and special works, explore public art, stroll through craft festivals and listen to live music.
To check out what’s happening all month long, find the ARTober calendar online at davisdowntown.com/davis-artober-2013.
Friday features the Second Friday ArtAbout, a monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in Davis. Many venues will have complimentary refreshments and opportunities to chat with featured artists; some add live music and art demonstrations as well.
Art receptions and viewings:
* Armadillo Music, 205 F St., 530-758-8058; live music, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Come hear indie folk originals and covers by Wealth of Nations, a local Davis band featuring David Hafter, Chris Stabenfeldt, Eric Stitt and Dave Walters, one night only (Oct. 11). Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
* Art-is-Davis, 222 D St., 530-758-2312; reception, 6-9 p.m., “Places,” Marieke de Waard, Seana Burke, Jan Walker, Joanne Andresen, acrylics, watercolor, oil, mixed media and printmaking, through October. Live music between the Tea List and Art-is-Davis courtyard. Hours: Monday-Tuesday, noon-9 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
* The Artery, 207 G St., 530-758-8330; reception, 7-9 p.m., “FIRE-WORKS,” Susanne Kübler French and Ira Jones, ceramics and sculptures, through Oct. 29. Hours: Monday-Thursday & 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, 7-9 p.m., multi-artist exhibit for one night only (Oct. 11). Live music and complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Hours: 24.
* Bohéme Hip Used Clothing, 409 Third St., 530-341-2004; live music, 6-8 p.m., Live music by The Spanglers, gritty indie rock, folk funk, one night only (Oct. 11). Enjoy a reception with wine, cheese and salty snacks. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday-Monday, noon-3 p.m.
* ciocolat, 301 B St., 530-753-3088; viewing, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Connie Ketchum, photography, through Oct. 31. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday, Saturday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
* Cloud Forest Café, 222 D St., Suite 10, 530-753-2164; viewing, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., “It’s All About Color,” Connie Ketchum, acrylic, through Oct. 31. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Cobalt Salon & Gallery, 132 E St., Suite 350, 530-297-5350, reception, 6-9 p.m., “Hairy Tales,” Binuta Sudhakaran, acrylic on canvas, through December. Come out for an artist reception and fundraiser benefiting VITA Academy, a nonprofit organization that provides music education in local schools. Enjoy raffles for artwork, music, wine and snacks. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 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.
* Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., 530-756-4100; reception, 7-9p.m., “Light & Shadow,” Group exhibition including works by Dick Stern, Gai Perry and Irene Osuga, acrylic and watercolor. 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 Chamber of Commerce, 604 Third St., 530-756-5160; reception, 5-7:30 p.m., “California Landscapes” by Chella Gonsalves, Myron Stephens, Jasmine Shahbandi, Kerry Rowland-Avrech and John Weber, oil and acrylic, through Dec. 31. The John Natsoulas Gallery has lent this collection of paintings to the Chamber. Stop by to enjoy the artwork and light refreshments, and pick up Davis maps and other visitor materials. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, 415 Second St.; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Stop by for a few minutes or for the full hour for spoken word, poetry, verse, humor and fun.
* Delta of Venus, 122 B St., 530-753-8639; reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Don Asbill, paintings, collages, painted wood constructions, through Oct. 31. Artist present. Live jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. 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.
* Edward Jones Investments, 4627 Fermi Place, Suite 130, 530-747-2002; reception, 4:30-8 p.m., Sandi Osterman, creator of Raven’s Nest Design Jewelry, handcrafted artisan jewelry using semi-precious gemstones, fresh water pearls, Swarowski crystals, Czech glass, sterling and fine silver; Norma Rice, specializing in Knit to Order and offers a variety of hats, scarves, bags, accessories and customized chemo caps; Michele Taylor-Hamilton, “A Rich Tapestry: Art, Architecture, and the Urban Landscape of Northern Italy,” photography, one night only (Oct. 11). Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
* El Toro Bravo, 237 D St., 530-750-2400; viewing, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., new artist every month. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
* Hallmark Inn, 110 F St.; reception, 5-9 p.m., Laurie Hopkins, mixed media, through Nov. 8. Drop by for some refreshments and to meet the artist. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
* International House, 10 College Park, 530-753-5007; reception, 6-8 p.m., “Boundaries in Motion,” Luis Eduardo Guarnizo, acrylic, through Nov. 4. Artist present. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 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., seventh annual Jazz & Beat Festival, a gallery-wide exhibition of Beat art that will include paintings from some of the most intriguing artists of the era, through Nov. 2. Hours: Wednesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
* nestware, 207 F St., 530-757-6400; reception, 6-9 p.m., “Street Beat,” Pam Gray, mixed media collage, through Oct. 31. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
* The Paint Chip, 217 F St., 530-753-5093; reception, 6-8:30p.m., Jamie Castaneda, figurative and semi-realistic paintings, through Oct. 18. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Paulina’s Boutique, 207 F St., Suite A; reception, 5:30-8:30 p.m., “Gestures and Study, Nudes,” Marieke De Waard, acrylic, pen and ink, pastel, collage and sculptures, through Oct. 31. De Waard will be on hand to discuss her work from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and music will be performed by the Davis High School Baroque Orchestra from 6:30-7 p.m. Drinks and appetizers will be served. 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., “Magic Lands,” Cynthia Martin Kroener, captures the intensity of color and pattern during her travels around the world in her paintings, through Nov. 3. “Reality2,” Arthur Bell, Mark Bryan, William Harsh, Chris Leib, Pierre Merkl and Michael Kerbow, six Bay Area figurative painters illustrate with wisdom, imagination and humor, the strength of realism to convey an alternate or superior reality, curated by DeWitt Cheng, through Nov. 10. “Tiny,” 50 works will be featured by 50 artists, all on 5-by-7-inch canvases, through Oct. 29. Refreshments will be served and wine will be poured by Holly’s Hill Winery. In the courtyard, 7-9 p.m., “Dracula: Selections from the Radio Play,” will be performed by Acme Theatre Company. Also, check out the progress of Pence Gallery’s commissioned courtyard mural, “Solar Compass” by Anthony Padilla. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Ray Johnston Photography Studio, 803 Second St., Suite 302 (Chen Building), 530-756-0499; reception, 6-9 p.m., “The Seasons of Saint Petersburg, Russia,” Ray Johnston, photography, two nights only (Oct. 11-12). Come out for a very special reception and showing of Ray Johnston’s series of photography, capturing Russia in each of the four seasons. Enjoy refreshments, a wine tasting by Sundstrom Hill Winery and outdoor Fall patio view of Davis from the third floor. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
* RE/MAX Gold, 408 Second St., 530-756-1212; reception, 6-8 p.m., Karen Fess, paintings, through Oct. 31. Artist will be present and refreshments will be served. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Closed for lunch noon-1 p.m.
* Studio 21, 231 G St., Suite 21 (Court ‘N Cedar); reception, 6-9 p.m., “Fall Comes Softly,” Lauren Brandy and Thelma Weatherford, oil landscapes and still life, acrylic and mixed media, small ceramics, through Nov. 8. Enjoy refreshments and chat with the artists. Part of the Radiate Art Collective; studio space is still available: www.radiate-art.com. Hours: By appointment.
* Studio 26, 231 G St., Suite 26 (Court ‘N Cedar); reception, 6-9 p.m., Schorré Oldham (jewelry and drawings, www.oldcheviproductions.com), Amy & Bill Habicht (photography & custom printing), Stacie Frerichs (letter press prints), Kyle Monhollen (screen prints). Listen to live music by No Bones About It!, a classic jazz ensemble in the courtyard. Enjoy refreshments while visiting with the artists. Part of the Radiate Art Collective; studio space is still available: www.radiate-art.com. Hours: By appointment.
* UC Davis Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center, south end of the UC Davis campus, 530-754-9195; viewing, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., new artist every month. Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
* The Wardrobe, 206 E St., 530-756-1128; reception, 4-9 p.m., “Sympli Escape from Paris,” Jacqueline Stone will be representing a clothing line, Sympli, a jewelry line, Escape from Paris and scarves from Italy, Italca scarves. On display in the store will be Danza! Living Traditions in Mexican ritual masks from the collection of Larry Hoover. Two nights only (Oct. 11-12). 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, 6-8 p.m., Live music at the Davis Commons. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
* The Workshop, 213 E St., firstname.lastname@example.org; reception, 6-9 p.m., Danielle Collins, “Forgotten Spaces,” photography, through Oct. 31. Wes Hardaker, “Drama in the Sky,” photography, through Oct. 31. Food and drinks will be served. Hours: Varied.
* Yolo SPCA Thrift Store, 920 Third St., Suite A and F, 530-758-0544; reception, 2-7 p.m., Wanda Castillo, Dave Reynolds, Dixie Lee, mixed media. Hours: Suite A, Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Suite F, Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.