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The Pence Gallery organizes several key events and festivities for the community throughout the year.
The revenue from these special events provides an essential part of our operating budget and
helps us bring amazing displays of art year-round to the public.

Garden Tour 2014
Sunday, May 4
Noon - 5 pm

Sandy Delehanty, Bella!, watercolor (detail)

Stroll through six gorgeous rural gardens in North Davis, enjoy complementary
homemade refreshments, and bid on great silent auction items.

Plein air painting in the gardens by Lauren Brandy, Debbie Gualco, LaVille Logan,
Rebecca Ryland, Peter Scully, Ari Targownik, with demonstrations by weaver Natalie Mackenzie.

Tickets: $20 Pence members | $25 nonmembers | $28 day of event
Available at Pence Gallery & online, Redwood Barn, and Newsbeat

Sponsored by
Tandem Properties
Morse Remodeling
Blake’s Heating and Air Conditioning
Carbahal & Company
Davis Ace Hardware
MAK Design + Build
Marrone Bio Innovations
John & Christine Bruhn
Wayne Schrader/Optometrist
Garrett Landscape Construction
Senator Lois Wolk
Henry & Kathy Thornhill
Cable Car Wash
Yvonne Clinton Music Studio
Mark & Ginni Davis

Proceeds go to support the Pence Gallery, a nonprofit art organization.

To purchase tickets or a membership

Tickets or Memberships

Free Parking

Free car parking is available on the street. We ask that you do not block driveways.
The tour is an easy one to do on a bike. In the advent of rain, we will still continue the Garden Tour and
Silent Auction.

Silent Auction
Wonderful gift items, services, and restaurant certificates from local businesses and individuals are available
for bidding at the Silent Auction, held at Garden #1. Open from 12-5pm, visitors can bid on some great items
to suit their mood! A few items will be available for walk-away bidding. Bidders do not need to be present to
win, but must pick up the item at the Pence in the week following the Auction.

Garden #1: Hospitality Garden | Jeff and Mary Nicholson
Garden #2: Jim Bruner
Garden #3: Bill and Nori Reinert
Garden #4: Bob and Tamre Burns
Garden #5: Borg and Joyce Halle
Garden #6: Rich Z. Naval and Warren G. Roberts


$20 | members
$25 | nonmembers
$28 | day of event

Membership - Individual & Family

$45 | individual
$75 | household
$120 | sponsor
$250 | patron
$500 | benefactor
$1000 | curator's circle
$2500 | gallery circle

To purchase tickets or a membership
Tickets or Memberships


The Big Day of Giving (also known as D.o.G) is a regional effort designed to support nonprofit organizations in Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo counties. Contribute as little as $25 and see your donation matched by a percentage! Last year, every dollar received gave us an extra 25%, so your support makes a difference!

With these donations, the Pence can continue to:

- Provide free admission to approx. 18,000 visitors annually of exhibits by local & regional artists.
- Nurture artists in the greater Sacramento region
- Give University students work experience in art careers
- Engage local school & homeschool groups through our art making & tour program
- Offer families an opportunity to learn together through our weekend & Farmer's Market programs
- Be a welcoming place for events such as Stories on Stage, musical and drama groups, and receptions for the next 38 years to come.


All donations to our nonprofit art gallery will receive a tax receipt.
Membership renewals do count and get a FREE ART GIFT!

Trash to Treasures is our annual sidewalk sale occuring mid-summer here at the Pence. Drop by to find an assortment of goodies ranging from fine art, posters, frames, furniture, collectables, linens, and vintage items, all donated by the public to help support the Pence. Please stay tuned for more information on this year's Trash to Treasures, coming soon!

For over 20 years, the Pence's Garden Tour has provided the public with the opportunity to view 8-10 beautiful gardens. Centered in the town of Davis, these gardens are chosen for their diversity, overall design, and interesting use of plants. Visitors in the past have enjoyed Japanese gardens, art-filled yards, and xeriscapes filled with native grasses. This self-guided Tour is a ticketed event, taking place on the 1st Sunday in May. Tickets are sold at the Pence, among other locations, and include access to the gardens, homemade refreshments, and bidding in the silent auction area.

The Art Auction is an annual event featuring over 120 artworks in a 2-3 week preview, culminating in a Gala event. Bidding takes place in silent and live auction forums during the event, and bidders may sample area cuisine by local restaurants, and enjoy complementary wine and desserts, as well as live music. This is a great opportunity to add to your art collection, or to start one! Artists vary from year to year, but may include Wayne Thiebaud, Del Almeida, Susan Shelton, Donna Billick, and Richard Shaw. This exhibit takes place late August to mid-September, and the event is typically the 2nd Saturday in September.


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