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EVENTS AT THE PENCE GALLERY

The Pence Gallery organizes several key events and festivities for the community throughout the year.
The revenue 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

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!
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March 3rd, 7-10 PM

#Hashtag
with artist Jiayi & Sheh-Wen Young


This month's interactive event is coming and it's getting ready to overload your senses. Surround yourself with an audible and visual overload of looping viral tweets in our latest installation artwork by Jiayi and Shih-Wen Young. Watch as blind-folded volunteers have their hair cut by the Electric Chaircutter, and maybe even dare to try the chair yourself. Wind down with fun from Explorit as you try to communicate without speech, and finish it all off with a drink and live music.

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. Nelson Loskamp will have your emotions running high with his Chair-Cutter performance art.
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April 7th
Pop-Up with artist Charles Cunningham and Third Space

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May 5th
Mythology with artwork by Nancy Selvin, Clayton Bailey, Mike Rand, & Joe Mariscal
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June 2nd
June 2nd
Leilani featuring Glickman McClure Artist Award recipient Malia Landis




ART AUCTION
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!


GARDEN TOUR
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.

 


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