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Support UC Davis Sheepmowers x Green Care Lab Project

Blending sustainable environmental care with mental health research, the partnership combines eco-friendly sheep grazing with nature’s healing effects to help foster healthier landscapes and minds, pioneer research-backed nature therapy and green management strategies and set a replicable standard for communities and educational institutions worldwide.


Fellow Pynins Live at Davis Odd Fellows Hall

In 2019 they were named by NPR’s Bob Boilen as one of the best Tiny Desk submissions
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Kimowan Metchewais, Cold Lake Venus, 2005.

Reflecting Lenses: Twenty Years of Photography at the Gorman Museum

This exhibition presents highlights from the collection by more than two dozen Indigenous artists from North America, Aotearoa, and Australia.
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Planning a Cozy, At Home Art Party

Interested in planning a cozy, at home art party of your own? Copy ours!
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Jessie Nakahara, “Cognitive Array”, pen and watercolor on paper

Art Journaling in Yolo County

Our surroundings have a profound effect on our psyche. That is why, when it comes to creativity, we can feed our inspiration by building or ...
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Help promote our local artists, culture and community.

No amount is too small and will help showcase Davis and Yolo county’s unique people, places and events. Thank you!

Avid Blog

Anita Crawford Clark is celebrating the release of Old to Joy at Avid Reader on February 3rd at 11:00AM

Celebrate Black History Month at The Avid Reader

February is Black History Month! Let’s celebrate with local children’s book author Anita Crawford Clark. The Avid Reader is thrilled to host local author, Anita ...
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Five Ways to Avoid Amazon: A Local, Last Minute Holiday Shopping Guide

Here are five ways you can avoid doing your holiday shopping on a website that we all know and begrudgingly use.
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Okay, Cupid Author to Visit Avid Reader

Author Mason Deaver is coming to The Avid Reader on January 5th to celebrate the release
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Avid Blog: Mac Barnett & Shawn Harris visit Davis

Above all, these two children's authors are fun, silly and engaging.  They know how to capture our kid's imaginations and tickle their funny bones.
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Meet our Local Artists!

Photo Galleries

Image of a public piano, part of the In the Key of Davis program.

In the Key of Davis

Its piano season in Davis, and eight public pianos have been installed throughout the City.
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Images of crowds and celebration from Davis Pride Festival 2023.

Davis Pride’s Largest Crowds Ever + IMAGE GALLERY

More than 5-thousand LGBTQ+ members and supporters packed into Central Park last weekend, making the 2023 Davis Pride Festival the largest one to date.
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Memorial for David Breaux, Davis’ beloved “Compassion Guy”

“If I’m ever harmed and unable to speak for myself, forgive the perpetrator and help others forgive that person,” David wrote in a text message ...
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Memorial for Karim Abou Najm at Sycamore Park.

Memorial for Karim Najm

“I want this to be his memory: a bundle of energy, a bundle of positivity,” Karim’s father told KCRA. “Someone who was just full of ...
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Our February issue is out now!

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