Most are familiar with the type of art that is hung on a wall or placed on a mantle, but this month the Second Friday ArtAbout will look at the art of motion in design.
The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St., will host a free open house reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Visitors will see bicycles from various eras, learn about the history of the sport and enjoy complimentary refreshments — wine, beer, cheese and crackers. Normal hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
Davis Downtown’s Second Friday ArtAbout is a monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in Davis, and is sponsored by Davis Food Co-op. All receptions and viewings are free and open to the public. Many showings include free refreshments and opportunities to chat with featured artists.
New venues this month are Armadillo Music, The Avid Reader, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, Studio 27-Fretted Strings and Studio 29-Snoozles. Also, there will be live music and performances at Armadillo Music, Art-is-Davis, Bohéme Hip Used Clothing, Davis Odd Fellows Hall, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, Ray Johnston Photography Studio, Studio 27-Fretted Strings and Whole Foods Market.
* Armadillo Music, 205 F St., 530-758-8058; reception, 6-8 p.m., Allen Tyrell, music-related art and giclee prints of photography. Live music at 6:30 p.m. by Steve Kotarek, folk, Americana, rock, alternative singer-songwriter. 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., Marieke de Waard, Seana Burke, Jan Walker, Joanne Andresen, acrylics, watercolor, oil, mixed media, life drawings and paintings, through April 11. 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.
* The Artery, 207 G St., 530-758-8330; reception, 7-9 p.m., “States of Mind,” Christine Olmstead, abstract acrylic paintings that explore how thoughts, feelings and actions interconnect, through March 31. Hours: Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
* The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., 530-758-4040; reception, 5-7 p.m., Avery King, jazz portraits and expressionistic pieces with bold lines and vivid colors, acrylic paintings, through April 9. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
* Bohéme Hip Used Clothing, 409 Third St., 530-341-2004; reception, 6-8 p.m., “Dress Up,” Kelley Farley, a playful and colorful art show featuring illustrations by Seattle artist Kelley99, through April 10. Live music by Tajlyn Crowe. Hours: Sunday-Monday, noon-5 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
* Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., 530-756-4100; reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., “Young at ART!” Annual Elementary Art Show, various media, through March 24. Wine and refreshments will be served. Presented by the Davis School Arts Foundation. Check out the Young at ART! Festival on Sunday, March 16, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for crafts and entertainment for kids and the whole family. 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 Makerspace, 221 G St., Suite 1337 (in Tim Spencer Alley, behind Bistro 33), firstname.lastname@example.org; reception, 7-9 p.m., “Davis-Space,” Emily Schleiner, Susan Van Alstine, Jim Stewart, employing different tactics in their examination of Davis geography and surrounding region, local artists and makers are showing works that uncover and re-present nearby sights and sounds, photography, mixed media, drawing, through March 16. Highlighted works: video of roadways and aerial photographs. Hours: varied (see current hours at wiki.davismakerspace.org).
* Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, 415 Second St.; performance, 6-7 p.m., “Odd Poetry,” immediately outside (or inside if inclement weather) the Odd Fellows Hall, 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 your own favorite poems (original and otherwise).
* Delta of Venus, 122 B St., 530-753-8639; reception, 6:30-9 p.m., “Let It Bee,” Katie Koch, digital photography, through March 31. 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.
* F Street Gallery of Hallmark Inn, 110 F St.; reception, 5-7 p.m., Sue Brady, mixed media, through March 31. Artist’s reception. Wine will be served. Hours: 24.
* International House, 10 College Park, 530-753-5007; reception, 6-8 p.m., “Thunder Mountain,” Frank Roe, photography, through April 7. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
* Richard L. Nelson Gallery, Nelson Hall on UC Davis campus, 530-752-8500; reception, 7-9 p.m., “Earth Vibrations,” performance that connects the arts with the sciences. Wendy Silk and Sarah Messbauer teach UCD students about environmental science and how to create songs. This performance showcases the songs about the natural world, one night only (March 14). “Another California,” perspectives from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, various media from drawing to painting to sculpture to video, through May 4. Hours: Monday-Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday by appointment.
* The Paint Chip, 217 F St., 530-753-5093; reception, 6-8:30p.m., Jonathan Zowalki, calligraphy ink, watercolor, multimedia elements, on canvas, through March 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., Marlene Lee, abstract, acrylic paintings. 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., “Bloom,” 11 contemporary artists delve into the symbolism and form of the flower as a rich subject in their work, with works by Carrie Lederer, Fred Dalkey, Brenda Louie, Ivy Jacobsen, Stacey Vetter, Mary Warner, Ann Marie Campbell, Sandy Delehanty, Elaine Bagley Arnoux, Stephen Giannetti, Shirley Hazlett, and Michaele LeCompte, through April 20. Floral arrangements will accompany the show. “Marlene Bloomberg: Lyrical Dreams in Needlepoint,” Marlene Bloomberg, memorial exhibit covering 15 years of exquisite embroideries that demonstrate her deep interest in literature, poetry, and film with a surrealist style and small pointillist stitches, textiles, through March 30. 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., “An Eclectic Collection,” photography by Ray Johnston, one night only (March 14). Enjoy refreshments, wine, 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.
* RE/MAX Gold, 408 Second St., 530-756-1212; reception, 6-8 p.m., Michael Van Berg, music themed art, mixed media, through March 31. 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, upstairs); reception, 6-9 p.m., “A Pop of Color,” Lauren Brandy and Thelma Weatherford, oil and acrylic paintings, small ceramics and letterpress prints, through April 11. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. Part of the Radiate Art Collective; studio space is still available: www.radiate-art.com.
* Studio 26, 231 G St., Suite 26 (Court ‘N Cedar, upstairs); reception, 6-9 p.m., works by 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 snacks and sweets while visiting with the artists. Part of the Radiate Art Collective; studio space is still available: www.radiate-art.com.
* Studio 27-Fretted Strings, 231 G St., Suite 27 (Court ‘N Cedar, upstairs); reception, 6-8 p.m., Harrison Phipps, custom guitars. Live music by solo fingerstyle guitarist Keith Richman, one night only (March 14). Part of the Radiate Art Collective; studio space is still available: www.radiate-art.com.
* Studio 29-Snoozles, 231 G St., Suite 29 (Court ‘N Cedar, upstairs); reception, 5:30-9 p.m., “Something to Green About,” Yelena Ivashchenko of Snoozles and Jan Wolf of Jan’s Quilts, plants and fibers, recycled clothing and children art and creations. Come by for hands on activities for kids and adults. Part of the Radiate Art Collective; studio space is still available: www.radiate-art.com.
* U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St., 530-341-3263; reception, 5-9 p.m., “Open House,” check out the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame’s exhibits for free. Enjoy complimentary refreshments: wine, beer, cheese, and crackers and free admission to all three floors. Hours: Wednesday, 4-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
* Whole Foods Market Davis, 500 First St., 530-750-2266; reception, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Join Whole Foods at the Davis Commons for an art display from Whole Foods Market team members and live folk guitar music from Adrian Bellue, one night only (March 14). All art will be available for silent auction purchase to benefit the Whole Planet Foundation. Come celebrate the grand opening of their new seating space and enjoy light refreshments and a wine tasting from 5-7 p.m. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
* Yolo SPCA Thrift Store, 920 Third St., Suite A and F, reception, 1-6 p.m., new artist every month. 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.
* 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., “5th Annual Art of Painting in the 21st Century,” multi-artist exhibit, painting, through April 12. Avery Palmer solo exhibit, bizarre narrative sculptures, ceramics, through April 12. Hours: Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m.