The 2nd Friday ArtAbout is tonight, which means many downtown businesses will feature a wide variety of art, live entertainment and even complimentary snacks and refreshments. With the weather becoming more tolerable, you should consider heading downtown for the action, which starts around 6 p.m.
The full list of what's happening is below, but here are a couple of recommendations: Tha Dirt Feelin at (7 p.m.) and Ben Tuason’s photography at The Work Shop. Click the map above for details, or scan the list below, courtesy of the Davis Downtown Business Association website:
Art Receptions & Viewings:
Armadillo Music, 205 F St., (530) 758-8058 Reception, 7-9p.m., “Abstract,” Christopher DiCicco, watercolor, pen & ink, through August 8. Live music by T–Rosemond & Ital Souls starting at 7p.m.
The Artery, 207 G St., (530) 758-8330 Reception, 7-9p.m., “New Work by Heidi Bekebrede and Lillian Grant...A Family Show,” Heidi Bekebrede, "Cuteware" ceramics, and Lillian Grant, paintings on paper, through August 7.
Burgers and Brew, 403 Third St., (530) 750-3600 Viewing, 6-11p.m., David Nasater, photography, through August 31.
ciocolat, 301 B Street, (530) 753-3088 Reception, 6-8 p.m., “no place better than here,” Jesse Vasquez, photography, through August 5.
Cloud Forest Café, 222 D St., Suite 10, (530) 753-2164 Reception, 4-6p.m., “Summer Glow,” Rhonda Egan, oil, through August 31.
CommuniCare Health Centers - Davis Community Clinic, 2051 John Jones Rd., (530) 758-2060 Viewing, 12-5p.m., “Landscape,” Julie Patterson, mixed media, through August 3.
Crepeville, 330 Third St., (530) 750-2400 Viewing, 6a.m.-11p.m., “KAREN at CREPEVILLE,” Karen Calden Fulk, oil paintings and ceramic "Famous Faces," through July 31.
Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., (530) 756-4100 Reception, 5-7p.m., “Cross-Pollination: Sharing Art. Sharing Ideas,” everyone is invited to contribute to the artwork and exhibition. Community members are asked to collect small natural wonders (e.g. pebbles, shells, etc.) for “Pocket Collections;” provide inspiration for artists Tony Berger, Nadja Fitchhorn, and Jeff Musser working on “Mural Relay;” and draw, paint, or design a section of art for “Off the Grid.” Program and exhibit design by Rachel Hartsough. Through September 14.
Davis Developmental Pediatrics Group, 760 Fifth St., (530) 758-3374 Reception, 6-9p.m., Rotating art show from “Team Davis” students, group show, through July 31, kids welcome to create art at reception.
Delta of Venus, 122 B St., (530) 753-8639 Reception, 6-10p.m. Grant Parfitt, color photos, through July 31. Boca Beats – live Brazilian music, 6-9 p.m.
First Street Real Estate, 423 First St., (530) 204-5444 Viewing, 5-6:30p.m., Darlene Riel, photography, through July 29.
French Cuff Consignment, 130 G St., (530) 756-3724 Reception, 5-9p.m., "Fair Trade is Fashionable" - art and information show raising awareness of human trafficking in manufacturing, La La Ortiz, Jennifer Keller, Jalene Ducas, Dawn Star Wood, and Jenvy Fox, mixed media, through August 6. Music by DJ Rock Bottom at reception.
Logos Books, 513 Second St., (530) 400-1083 Viewing, 5-8p.m., “My 50 Years of Art,” Don Harting, mixed media, through September 29.
John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., (530) 756-3938 Reception, 7-10p.m., “What is a Rabbit?” Amber Aguirre, Rebekah Bogard, Kelly Connole, Alanna de Rocchi, Susannah Israel, Joe Kowalczyk, Tom Michelson, Sergeff Suomi, Merry ArtToones, Kensuke Yamada, Fred Yokel, and Wanxin Zhang, ceramic, through August 4.
Nelson Gallery, Nelson Hall UC Davis, (530) 752-8500 Reception, 5:30-7:30p.m., “Flatlanders on the Slant,” for the (sorta) fiftieth anniversary of the Slant Step, fifty artists mark the occasion with new slant step work, various media, through August 17.
Open Door Art Studios, 231 G St. (Court-N-Cedar) Open House, 5-8p.m., "Open Door Art Studios Open House Tour and Informational Evening." Reception and project information available. Live Music.
The Paint Chip, 217 F St., (530) 753-5093 Reception, 6-8:30p.m., Ashley Cowdin, figures in acrylic and drawings, through July 20.
Pence Gallery, 212 D St., (530) 758-3370 Reception, 6-9p.m., “Trash to Treasures Sale,” art, collectibles, prints & treasures for sale; “Hop to It!” group exhibit on bugs, all media, through July 29; “Community Hang-Up,” non-juried exhibit invites all artists aged 16 and up to submit one work of art in any media, through August 22; “Imagining Memory,” curated by photographer Youngsuk Suh, this exhibit focuses on work by Bay Area artists John Chiara, Klea McKenna and Genevieve Quick, photography, through August 19.
Ray Johnston Photography Studio, 803 Second St., Suite 302 (Chen Building), (530) 756-0499 Reception, 6-9p.m., "California Summer Scenes," Jason Branz, landscape photography, one night only (July 13), DJ Lounge Beat, refreshments and outdoor patio seating - view of Davis from the 3rd floor.
U.S. Bank, 304 F St., (530) 756-7283 Reception, 4-8p.m., “The Gallery,” various artists, mixed media, sculpture, painting, photography & jewelry, ongoing.
The Work Shop, 213 E St., Suite F (upstairs in the back), firstname.lastname@example.org Reception, 4:30-7:30p.m., “Around Davis,” Ben Tuason, photography, through July 31, viewing by appointment.
Yolo SPCA Thrift Store, 920 Third St., (530) 758-0544 Reception 1-7p.m., Mamadu, dogs best friend mobile grooming, mixed media. Bring your animal for a bath! There will be music and refreshments as well as a store wide sale.
Other Events during ArtAbout:
Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, 415 Second St. 6-8p.m., “Odd Poetry," poetry reading and open mic night.
Summer Concert Series, E Street Plaza 6-8p.m., featuring “Crazy Eights.” On the heels of their second CD release, following a series of jazz festivals, and armed with their own unique arrangements of Swing, Latin, Blues, Trad Jazz, and Big Band selections, join the Crazy Eights as they deliver a lively mix of riffs, licks, and improvisations for your listening enjoyment. Band members: Andrew Stephens (trumpet), Bryce Korte (alto/ soprano/ tenor sax), Evan Hamaguchi (baritone/tenor sax, clarinet, vocals), Dana Natov (keyboard), Emma Maul (bass), Drew Thomsen (drums), Scott Yamamoto (tenor sax, vocals), Sam Theg (cornet), and Celia Cottle (director).