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Call for Artists! Pence Gallery Emerging Artist Award 2024

Pence Gallery (Pence) 212 D St., Davis

PENCE GALLERY. Applications are open for the Emerging Artist Award 2024.  This $4000  award supports the creation of new work by emerging artists in California and the opportunity to share that work through an exhibit and an artist talk in January 2025. $25—30

$25 – $30

Alicia Eggert: This Present Moment, 2019–2022

MANETTI SHREM

THRU JUNE 2024. MANETTI SHREM. Eggert uses language & time as her mediums, playing with our experience of time, using the effects of neon signage. Free

Free

Pyro Futures

MANETTI SHREM

JAN 4–JUNE 16. MANETTI SHREM MUSEUM. Engage in collective speculation on the transformative nature of fire & the ways it can change the materiality of California’s landscapes. Through interactive displays & inquiry, visitors can explore the future of fire in the Golden State. Free

Free

STILL: Racism in America, A Retrospective in Cartoons

Design Museum, UC Davis Room 124, Cruess Hall University of California, Davis

UCD DESIGN MUSEUM. This exhibition explores racism through cartoons, showcasing the work of pioneering father/daughter cartoonists the late Brumsic Brandon, Jr. & Barbara Brandon-Croft who chronicled the nation’s cultural landscape in their comic strips through the lens of racism. 12p–4p. Free

Free

Shiva Ahmadi: Strands of Resilience

MANETTI SHREM

JAN 28-MAY 6. MANETTI SHREM MUSEUM. UCD Professor of Art Shiva Ahmadi uses painting as a form of storytelling, combining luminous colors & mystical beings with violent imagery to draw attention to global issues of migration, war & brutality against marginalized peoples while featuring the female figure. Free

Free

Yolo Vegan Chef Challenge

YOLO COUNTY. Restaurants throughout Yolo will feature special vegan menu items. Diners have the opportunity to visit restaurants and vote. Visit veganchefchallenge.org/yolo for details. 

Free
Ongoing

Erica Norelius: Natural Places & Urban Spaces

Pence Gallery (Pence) 212 D St., Davis

PENCE GALLERY. Erica Norelius' new series of work offers an in-depth dive into the natural spaces of the Golden State, reaching from the coastal cities and desert areas, north towards Oregon. The quiet presence of man is often seen in small intrusions such as power lines and roads. 11:30a—5p. Free

Free

Call to Artists! Slice: A Juried Exhibit of Regional Art 2024

Pence Gallery (Pence) 212 D St., Davis

The Pence’s Slice exhibit, now in its 12th year, is open for submission by California artists working in any medium (except video or sound). This is an ‘open theme’ exhibit, displaying art that is conceptually thoughtful, technically skilled, and representative of contemporary trends in art.

$30 – $35

April Exhibit featuring the work of Brenyanna Harris-Hill

Davis Cemetery 820 Pole Line Road, Davis +1 more

GALLERY 1855. Brenyanna implements her educational background to teach children about mental health through practices like art therapy. She is passionate about creating art that celebrates beauty, strength, and resilience. She is inspired by the powerful women and the diverse stories of the women she meets. 8a—3p. Free

Free
Recurring

Davis Craft and Vintage Fair 

Central Park - Davis 5th St & B St,, Davis,

CENTRAL PARK. Support local small businesses! Featuring more than 40 booths with local artisans and vintage collectors, food trucks and live music. 10a—4p. 

Free
Recurring

Line Dance Class

Davis Community Church (DCC) 412 C Street, Davis

DAVIS COMMUNITY CHURCH. Drop-in line dancing classes in the Fellowship Hall on Thursdays. First class is free! 3p—4:30p. $5

$5
Recurring

No Brain Drain Trivia

1224 Lemen Ave 1224 Lemen Ave, Woodland

SUPER OWL BREWING. "No Brain Drain" Trivia, hosted by Preacher. Trivia + Comedy + Game Show. 6:30–7:30p. Free

Featured Featured Recurring

Poetry Night Reading Series

John Natsoulas Center for the Arts 521 1st St., Davis

JOHN NATSOULAS CENTER FOR THE ARTS. First & third Thursdays. Each reading contains two featured poets followed by an open mic. 7p. Free

Free

Poetry Night Reading Series: Julia B. Levine and Rebecca Foust

John Natsoulas Gallery 521 1st St, Davis

NATSOULAS GALLERY. Julia B. Levine’s poetry has won many awards, including a 2021 Nautilus Award for her fifth poetry collection, Ordinary Psalms, (LSU press, 2021), as well as the 2015 Northern California Book Award in Poetry for her fourth collection, Small Disasters Seen in Sunlight, (LSU, 2014). Currently she serves as Poet Laureate of Davis. Rebecca Foust's fourth book, ONLY (Four Way Books, 2022) earned a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was recently reviewed by Mark Jarmon in The Hudson Review. 7p—9p. Free

Free
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