This summer exhibit celebrates the creativity of artists of all backgrounds! Exhibit It is a non-juried display of 50 works of art in all media, and is open to artists ages 16 and up. This display, now in its 30th year, fulfills an important part of the Pence’s mission of serving as a welcoming public venue for art by emerging local and regional artists. TO ENTER Bring one work of art (36” maximum in any direction) ready for installation, and a fee of $20 ($25 for nonmembers) on either July 1-2, 11:30-4:30 PM. Each artist is eligible for the Public Choice award, or the Curator’s Choice Award, which includes a $100 prize. There is no theme, and this is open to artists in Yolo County and beyond.
A monthly evening of open galleries and artists’ receptions at businesses, galleries and other art-friendly locations in Downtown Davis and beyond. Events occur year-round, are free and open to the public. Many venues include receptions, refreshments and opportunities to meet artists. Each venue has their own specific times. See the monthly 2nd Friday ArtAbout Guide and Map for specifics (available at the Pence Gallery and online at davisdowntown.com/2nd-friday-artabout during the week of the ArtAbout).
Be part of an exclusive bat experience with Yolo Basin Foundation’s own bat expert Corky Quirk. You’ll learn about their natural history and biology and even get an up-close look at live bats. After the program, you’ll caravan to the bat viewing site in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, traveling past Green’s Lake, an old oxbow of the Sacramento River. As the sun sets, the group will enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres as you await the spectacular fly-out of hundreds of thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats. Limited to 30 guests. Photo by Sharell Katibah.