2nd Friday ArtAbout back in Davis on Aug 10

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blankSummer is almost over but the fun is not! Davis Downtown’s 2nd Friday ArtAbout is a free, monthly, self-guided art-walk. Galleries and businesses in Davis host a variety of pop up art shows, live music, performances, and artist’s receptions with complimentary refreshments, all throughout downtown. This month 2nd Friday ArtAbout features a variety of artwork, including photography, mixed media, hand-made clothing and local live performances and even a art installation scattered around Davis for your viewing pleasure. Music in Unusual Places continues all around downtown this month; From 3 Mile. E St. Plaza, the Pence and Hunt-Boyer Mansion Square! The ArtAbout is presented by Davis Downtown and Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board; for more information, visit davisdowntown.com, and for a copy of the 2nd Friday ArtAbout Guide and Map, visit Pence Gallery, 212 D St., or davisdowntown.com/2nd-friday-artabout. 2nd Friday ArtAbout Receptions and Performances in Downtown: The Artery, 207 G St., 530-758-8330; The Artery at 207 G Street in Davis presents sizzling savings for hot summer days.  Our artists have filled the gallery with drastically reduced treasures and will add new inventory throughout the month. Your favorite artist just might have something at a “too great to believe” price. There may be experimental gems or pieces from an artist’s previous style. Who knows what you could find. The Artery is a Davis destination. We could be an interesting stop for your summer houseguests.  Step out of summer’s heat and see our cool creations. The Avid Reader, 617 2nd St., 530-758-4040; reception, 6 – 7 pm. Check out the Reader’s featured artist of the month with refreshments and artist at reception. Bohème, 409 Third St., 530-341-2004; reception, 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Come check out Boheme’s unique collection of pre-loved clothing and gifts. Local photographer, Katy Karns is showcasing her view of the world by a series of photography of our communications through hands. Complimentary wine and snacks will be served. Cork It Again Wine Seller, 820 Fourth St., 530-756-WINE; reception, 6 – 9 pm. Jake from Cork it again will be showcasing his local photography. Complimentary live music served with gourmet cheeses and glasses of wine for sale during reception. Edward Jones Investments-Jen Kukis, 503 Fourth St., Suite A, 530-564-4465; reception, 6 – 8pm. Mary Neri King brings her award winning watercolors after working with many types of mediums. A teaching in the winters school district as well as drawing and watercolor classes for adults. F Street Gallery of Hallmark Inn, 110 F St., 530-753-3600; reception, 5 – 7 pm.  The Inn Gallery will be featuring artist, Diane Carlson. Please come join us for our reception during the 2nd Friday ArtAbout E Street Plaza, E St, 7 – 9 pm. Art Attack is back! Bike City Theatre Company presents a two hour variety show featuring vocal artist Victoria Griffith, stand-up comedian Ethan Albers and others. Come enjoy outdoor music, comedy and Kava in the E Street Plaza. The Root of Happiness Davis will be out serving Kava (a relaxing traditional beverage from the South Pacific). G Street Plaza,  G st.5 – 9 pm.  Walk by the installation “Whirlwind Chime” by Maiden Sierra. Using Found items foraged from the Sierra mountains, including driftwood, lichen and moss. Logos Books, 513 Second St., 530-400-1083; reception, 6 – 8 pm, “People and Places” by Ann Privateer and he most recent work that depicts people and places, some real, some imagined. Pence Gallery, 212 D St., 530-758-3370; reception, 6 – 9 pm, Jeffery Beckerleg: Reflections of Art. Jeff’s gorgeous mosaic mirrors are the highlight of this display. Using exquisite pieces of glass, tile, mirror, and other objects, he creates a wonderful range of decorative pieces. Three Ladies Café, 130 G St., Suite A, 530-304-3232; reception, 5 – 8 pm, Showcasing Michelle Ngo’s “Pedals and Glass” Ink Illustrations, with a primary focus on the dynamic botanical still life The Workshop, 213 E Street, Suite F. reception 5:30 – 8 PM.  The featured artist is Zsalto, showcasing; “Zodiac”, watercolor and ink paintings. The show includes a full illustration series of the twelve zodiac signs.  Refreshments and snacks available during reception. Sun & Soil 231 G St. # 7 reception: 5 – 7 pm. Dee Conway will be showcasing her watercolors to be paired with free juice samples during reception. Yolo SPCA Thrift Store, 920 Third St., Suite A, 530-758-0544; reception, 3 – 5 pm, a storewide sale and free refreshments during reception. 2nd Friday ArtAbout Receptions Outside of Downtown Davis Arts Center, 1919 F St., 530-756-4100; reception, 7 – 9 pm, An annual favorite, august August features work by many of the talented instructors of Davis Arts Center.  The exhibit includes a wide range of media including ceramics, mixed media, textiles, charcoal, acrylic, oil and watercolor. This Group show is from:  Robert Armstrong, Verena Borton, Judy Catambay, Yea Dale, Jason Edmonds, Luis Hernandez-Galvan, Anne Lincoln, Barbetta Lockart, Elisa Reutinger, Karen Richardson, Stacey Vetter and Salvatore Victor. Refreshments and artists present at reception. Artwork on display from July 11- 28 International House, 10 College Park, 530-753-5007; reception, 6 – 8 pm, Artwork on display from June 8 – July 9 Live Performances    3 Mile Courtyard  Corner of Second & E St.  5 – 7 pm. Music in Unusual Places presents solo artist, David Jacobin. David writes and plays music to reflect the times, and to hopes to inspire some change in this world. His songs and stories range from the political to the personal, to the soil and concrete underneath our feet, often taking a humorous, satirical, or eerie “science fiction” twist. Pence Courtyard, 212 D St, 6- 9. Adam Roth, known for his soul awakening music, deep resounding vocals, and a unique mix of Eastern and Western tones will be fill the courtyard during the reception. E Street Plaza, E St. 8 – 9 pm Art Attack is back! Bike City Theatre Company presents a two hour variety show featuring vocal artist Victoria Griffith, stand-up comedian Ethan Albers and others. Come enjoy outdoor music, comedy and Kava in the E Street Plaza. The Root of Happiness Davis will be out serving Kava (a relaxing traditional beverage from the South Pacific). Tea 4, 132 E St stuite190 6 – 9 pm. Roots Man Band will be playing in Hunt and Boyer Square to promote the fundraiser that Tea 4 is doing for Music in Unusual Places. This Solano reggae band out of Solano County will be playing uplifting reggae throughout the evening. Cork it Again, 820 Fourth St. 6 – 9 pm.  Live music by local solo acoustic musician to accompany your glass of wine and gourmet cheeses.]]>

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