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“Promised Land,” black & white photo with mixed media on canvas by Judith Monroe (cropped)

2nd Friday ArtAbout is a monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in Downtown Davis and beyond.  All events are free and open to the public. Many include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to converse with featured artists. Summer ArtAbouts feature live music in E Street Plaza, as well as at several ArtAbout receptions. For more information, visit www.davisdowntown.com, or e-mail artabout@davisdowntown.com.

Live Music:

Catch rotating live music in E Street Plaza this summer, as well as at several ArtAbout art receptions. Many concerts made possible by contributions from The Avid Reader, Davis Food Co-op, Just Kidding, Lyon Real Estate, Mother & Baby Source, nestware, Newman Associates, The Wardrobe and Union Bank.

7-9 pm: In E Street Plaza, Join Davis’ cherished oldies cover band, Frankie and the Fabletones as they bop, hop, twist and shout their way through hits from the ’50s and ’60s.  Frankie and the Fabletones is a ten-piece band ranging in age from 16 to 65. The four harmonizing singers are Frank Fox, Dianna Craig, Heidi Bekebrede and Chris Sanborn. The band consists of Sergei Shkurkin (keys), Noah Wolfe (electric guitar), Andy McCauley (bass), Jeff Devine (drums), Calvin Handy (sax) and Jose Hermocillo (trumpet).

Beforehand, from 6-7 pm, Fabletones singers will perform a capella, approximately 6-7 pm in surpise Downtown ArtAbout locations.

Additional live music will be at the following Downtown venues: Armadillo Music, 205 F Street; Davis Developmental Pediatrics Group, 760 Fifth Street; Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G Street; Riki Design, 202 E Street; and Yolo SPCA Thrift Store, 920 3rd Street.

Art Receptions & Viewings:

Armadillo Music, 205 F Street, (530) 758-8058 Reception, 6-9 pm Brad Starkey-Owens, mixed media, through September 3. Live music at reception, TBA, 6-7 pm. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 am-10 pm; Sunday, 11 am-6 pm.

The Artery, 207 G Street, (530) 758-8330 Sale & Viewing, 4-9 pm. August Studio Sale, special prices and extra artisan goods by Artery members. Hours: Monday-Thursday & Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; Friday, 10 am-9 pm; Sunday, 12-5 pm.

Avid Reader, 617 Second Street, (530) 758-4040 Reception, 5:30-7 pm. “Looking Through Abstraction,” Suzie Valdrow, paintings, through September 6. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 am-10 pm.

ciocolat, 301 B Street, (530) 753-3088 Reception, 6-8 pm. Judith Monroe, mixed media landscapes, through September 5. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 7 am-10 pm.

Cloud Forest Café, 222 D Street, Suite 10, (530) 753-2164 Reception, 6-9 pm. “Davis on Film,” 35mm black & white and color photography, J.C. Romero, through August 30. Plus a raffle to win a matted a 12”x18” matted photo of your choosing ($1/ticket). Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 am-7 pm; Saturday, 7:30 am-7 pm; Sunday, 8 am-7 pm.

Davis Art Center, 1919 F Street, (530) 756-4100 Davis Art Center Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:30 am-7 pm; Friday, 9:30 am-5 pm Reception, 5:30-7 pm. “Art Makers: Mixing Media,” prints, paintings & collage by 20 artists in the Art Makers Workshop at Davis Art Center, curated by Instructor Sara Post, through September 9 Reception, 7-9 pm. “Culture in the Landscape,” photography by Geoff Fricker & Geoff Fricker, Sr., through September 9.

 Davis Developmental Pediatrics Group, 760 Fifth Street, (530) 758-3374 Reception, 6-9 pm. “Team Davis Artistic Celebration,” art by Team Davis students of Lloyd Johnson, through September 1. Plus live music at reception. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm and by appointment.

 Davis Food Co-op, 620 G Street, (530) 758-2667 Reception, 6-8 pm. “Playing with our Food,” sculptures made from culled produce, Davis Food Co-op staff & friends. Plus Pinot Noir tasting to benefit FARM Davis ($1/taste). One night only.

Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Pena Drive, (530) 756-3682 Reception, 5:30-6:30 pm. “Midnight Painting,” acrylics, penceil & rain, Tessa Hickman (age 11), through August 21. Show, “Fiddler on the Roof,” starts at 7 pm. Hours & advance tickets: See www.dmtc.org.

Delta of Venus, 122 B Street, (530) 753-8639 Reception, 6:30-8:30 pm.   “The Idaho Kid,” Roger Smith, nudes & other paintings, through August 31. Plus DJ Mr. Glass spinning soul. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 7:30 am-10 pm.

French Cuff Consignment, 130 G Street, (530) 756-3724 Reception, 5-9 pm.   “Amateur Hour,” unedited, uncropped, unretouched, original photography, Corey DeRoo, through September 2. Plus 30-50% entire store. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 am-6 pm.

International House, 10 College Park, (530) 753-5007 Reception, 6-8 pm. “Portraits of Place,” oil portraits, Brooke Walker-Knoblich; and “The Basque Experience,” watercolors, Alice Micheltorena. Both exhibits through September 6. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am-4 pm.

Lily’s Boutique, 218 E Street (in E Street Plaza), (530) 792-1308 Reception, 6-8 pm. Jane Oh, fashion-themed illustrations, through August 31. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 am-6 pm; Sunday, 12-5 pm.

Looking Glass Custom Framing, 1970 Fifth Street and Pole Line Road, (530) 753-8400 Viewing, 6-9:30 pm. “Nature at its Most Beautiful: The Photography of Jim Cunningham.” One night only.

Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G Street, (530) 792-8066 Reception, 6:30-9 pm. Alejandro Rubio, oil on canvas, through September 2. Plus live music by Bob Wren at reception. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-2 pm & 4:30-10 pm; Saturday, 9 am-2 pm & 5:30-10 pm; Sunday, 9 am-2 pm.

John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First Street, (530) 756-3938 Reception, 7-10 pm. 10th Annual California Landscape Exhibit, through October 1. Hours: Wednesday, 11 am-5 pm; Thursday, 11 am-9 pm; Friday, 11 am-10 pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12-5 pm.

Richard L. Nelson Gallery (UC Davis campus), Old Davis Road at A Street, (530) 752-8500 Reception, 5-8 pm. “Are you Destined to Become your Mother?” mixed media by Nathan Cordero. Plus selections from the Fine Art Collection (Cezanne, Degas, Goya, Matisse, Manet and more). Exhibits run through August 20. Plus special 2nd Friday discussion starting at 6 pm with artist Nathan Codero, Nelson Gallery Director Renny Pritikin, Sacramento City College professor Chris Daubert, and Midtown Monthly Editor Tim Foster. Hours: Saturday-Thursday, 11 am-5 pm; Friday by appointment.

Nina’s Studio, 241 F Street, (530) 758-9221 Reception, 7-9 pm. Stuart Ratcliff, drawings, through September 30. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 am-6 pm.

The Paint Chip, 217 F Street, (530) 753-5093 Reception, 6:30-8 pm. Cool to BE Square,” Jamie G. Anderson, oil & acrylic abstracts, through August 21. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:30-6 pm; Sunday, 11 am-5 pm.

Pence Gallery, 212 D Street, (530) 758-3370 Reception, 6-9 pm. “Horses,” works by Jeff Tarbell & Suzanne McKee, through August 23; “Melissa Wood: Flora, Fauna & Other Companions,” paintings & mixed media, through August 14; “Marking the Territory: A Tribute to Roy de Forest,” group exhibit, through August 14. Plus a chance to meet and discuss the artists of Lacin/Christophel Design, who are working on the Mace Blvd. water tank mural & a kids dog-themed art project, 6-8:30 pm. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11:30 am-5 pm.

Riki Design, 202 E Street, (530) 756-8048 Reception, 6-8:30 pm. “Flip Side,” paintings & prints, Diana Jahns, through September 3. Plus album launch for folk trio The Souterrain, performing at the reception at 7 pm. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 am-6 pm.

Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4 (near Mace Blvd at I-80), (530) 747-2044 Reception, 5:30-8 pm. Marieke De Waard, paintings, through August 6. Plus complimentary wine tasting and live music by Greg Willett Jazz Trio. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 am-6 pm.

The Spirit and Nature Gallery, 1312 Cypress Lane, (530) 792-1474 Reception, 7-9 pm. “The Many Realities of Consciousness,” paintings, Maria Jaoudi, PhD & photojournalism, Jill Macdonell, through September 1. Hours: By appointment.

Thai Recipes, 132 E Street, Ste. 190 (in Mansion Square), (530) 759-2099 Reception, 7-8 pm. Marguerite Schaffron, abstract photography & paintings, through October 13. Hours: Monday- Saturday, 11:30 am-2 pm & 5:30-9 pm. Sunday, 5:30-9 pm only.

The Wardrobe, 206 E Street,) (530) 756-1128 Reception, 4-9 pm. “Bring the Spa Home with You,” Natural Skincare products & demos. Plus art by Anahata Katkin of PaPaYa, and Sound of Fashion DJ at reception. Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm; Saturday, 11 am-6 pm, Sunday, 12-5 pm.

Yolo SPCA Thrift Store, 920 Third Street, (530) 758-0544 Reception, 2-8 pm. Mammadu, mixed media. Plus live music by Dave Nettles, 2-3 pm & Dennis Lesea, 5-6 pm. One night only.

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