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.
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||CALLING ALL TEENS!
Teens Take Charge involves teens ages 14-18 in exploring the visual arts through projects, visits to artist studios, and creating an art event! All are welcome! who are interested in the arts. There is no requirement to ‘be a good artist,’ but all participants should be willing to work together to create something unique for the community.
Who can participate in Teens Take Charge?
How to apply: click here to view details
- Teens ages 14-18 who reside in Davis or other communities
- experience or interest in the arts (music, dance, video, painting,
sculpture, fashion, website development, photography,
graphic design, drawing, etc.)
||ART AFTER DARK
The first Friday of the month, 7-10 PM
Tickets: $10/$8, students/$5 members at the door or click Buy Now
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!
|FEB. 3RD, 2017
Pretend, with artist Marsha Schindler
So much of Marsha Schindler’s ceramic sculpture is about playing in the water, and we’d like to pretend that we are all in the same boat. Games about childhood, sculpting clay with Marsha, and a haircut performance art piece by Nelson Loskamp will entertain you.
MAR. 3RD, 2017
#Hashtag with artist Jiayi & Sheh-Wen Young
Jiayi & Shih-Wen Young are installing their installation on our recent presidential election, and you get to see behind the scenes in this unique exhibit. Sound, movement, and glow in the dark liquid, are part of their piece on communication and the role of social media in the election.
April 7th, 2017
Pop-Up with artist Cunningham
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.
Gala Art Auction 2016 | Gala Art Auction 2015 | Gala Art Auction 2014
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.