|212 D Street|
|Second Fri 6:00PM-9:00PM (ArtAbout)|
|1975, rebuilt February 2005|
The Pence Art Gallery is one of the top two art galleries in Davis. The old building was torn down and replaced by a major new art building (designed as an art gallery) which reopened in February of 2005. It has two large galleries on ground level and a medium-sized gallery/educational room upstairs. They also have a gift shop with wonderful items, conference room, a kitchen, and other spaces that are available for rent. They are a major participant in the monthly ArtAbout art walk.
Their focus is showcasing exemplary art by local and regional artists, in both single artist and thematic shows. Local artists are invited to participate in their annual November "Community Hang-Up" exhibit (a non-juried show), and to apply for juried shows. Education is also a major priority, and they have a drop-in art workshop series (4th Saturday of every month, 1-3 PM) for families, art workshops for adults such as The Davis Figure Drawing Group, lectures, and an amazing program for school groups called ArtSmart. Fees are low: $2-$4 per child.
The Pence is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation primarily supported by memberships, an annual Art Auction and Garden Tour, and private gifts.
I'd encourage everyone to stop by this place, especially since it's just been remodeled. — CristinaDeptula