EVENTS AT THE PENCE GALLERY
The Pence Gallery organizes several key events
and festivities for the community throughout the year.
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.
||ART AFTER DARK
The first Friday of the month, 7-10 PM
Art After Dark is series of first Friday events that mix live music, performance and interactive art, with food & drink. Members always get a discount! Mark your calendar through July!
Taste Hawaiian foods, listen to live music, and create your own tropical flowers, inspired by art by Malia Landis.
Saturday, June 24, 5-8 PM (free)
A community art event that is teen-driven, which brings together young artists, public art, art-making activities, film, music, dance and food.
The fourth annual Createfest celebration will take place this June 24th from 5pm to 8pm at the Pence Gallery in Davis. The event marks the culmination of the four-month intensive program called Teens Take Charge. The program gives teens the opportunity to meet practicing artists, tour studios and public art sites, create their own public art piece and display their artwork to the community at a fun, festive and art-filled event.
Createfest is a free community event that encourages the participation of young visual artists, filmmakers, performers and designers to display and sell their artwork. The event will feature a “maker fare” where artists can display and sell their artwork to the public. Come find some great art from up and coming artists and support your local art scene. Additionally, the event will feature a video festival, featuring shorts by local filmmakers.
The event will also features musical performances and dance performances. Rock out to live music and enjoy pizza and more on a warm Davis night. There is something for all ages at Createfest. Art activities include a tape collage and chalk art murals, photo booth, and many more hands-on activities. Guests will enjoy an evening of art, performance and fun.
Teens Take Charge is also proud to unveil a collaborative public art piece. The public is encouraged to experience and participate in a sculpture created by a talented team of teen artists.
|TRASH 2 TREASURES
Saturday, July 22, 9-4 PM
Location: off site at 524 E Street
Love to look at treasures?
Have too many at your house?
Want to do a little spring cleaning?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then you need to be involved with Trash To Treasures- Pence's annual donated and recycled rummage sale.
We are looking for china sets, ceramics, collectibles,
artwork, art supplies, silverware, instruments,
crystal, antiques, clothing, lamps and small furniture.
What we don't want are: large pieces of furniture (unless approved with jpeg), wine glasses, items that have immense wear and soiled items
DROP OFF: July 3 - July 20, 2017 at the Pence Gallery
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 3rd Saturday in September.
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TRASH TO TREASURES
Trash to Treasures is our annual sidewalk sale occuring mid-summer. 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 25 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.