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: Dog Days of Summer
The first Friday of the month
SEPT. 2nd, 7-10 PM
Catch the heat at our first Art After Dark program, where interactive art and live music mix with food, drinks, and more! Get into the retro mood with summer art projects like spin art & clay sun symbols. Listen to live classic rock from local band Hardwater and finish the night with a flaming hot performance by Sacred Fire Dancing Company.
This event is funded by the Transforming the Creative Economy grant of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation.
ART AUCTION EXHIBIT & EVENT
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 6:30-9:30 PM
It's time for Art Auction again!
We are holding our annual Art Auction this September 17th, and we hope to make it a huge bash. In addition to the spectacular work of local and regional artists, we will have some fantastic food, wine and entertainment as well.
Selecting work by 175 local and regional artists, the Auction exhibit offers a wonderful glimpse into the contemporary art scene.
The Auction Gala is a ticketed event, where art in silent auction lots is bid on, and won, by eager art buyers. This is the place locally to get some amazing works of art at affordable prices.
Tickets are available now! Click here to purchase tickets.
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, Saturday, Sep. 17, 6:30-9:30 PM
- Gala Art Auction 2015, Saturday, Sep. 19, 6:30-9:30 PM
- Gala Art Auction 2014, Saturday, Sep. 20, 6:30-9:30 PM
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.