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Organization Details

Programs

Description
ArtSmart is our school program that involves a hands-on project and docent-tour of an exhibit. We offer homeschool groups, public, and private school groups, the opportunity to learn about an exhibit theme, and to express their own ideas on a tour. After, we connect what they have learned to making a related project upstairs, under the guidance of an artist. Students learn how to interpret visual art, problem-solve, and to use materials to convey their ideas. We serve about 600-800 students annually.
Budget
$6,000
Program Successes
- We served our largest ever audience for ArtSmart in fiscal year 2011, serving 1100 children, who participated in four art projects, representing a huge diversity of ages, geographical origin, and ethnic background.
- We did outreach to 300 children that year at one school alone.
- Without grant funding we cannot provide outreach to schools now, although we are continuing our school program onsite at our facility.
- In fiscal year 2016-17, we wrote a curriculum guide and trained 16 teachers to teach ceramics in their classroom, at two public schools.

Description
Teens from Davis and surrounding areas hear from arts professionals about careers in the visual arts, and develop an event for teens with music, art, video, dance, and more. Students participate in a four month-long program at the Gallery, meeting with artists and seeing public art in various communities. They create a public artwork that will be unveiled at the art event. The art event, Createfest, is a summer celebration of music, art, and dance, and is completely coordinated by the youth. This program needs funding, as the grant only partially covers the cost of providing this service to the community.
Budget
$6,000
Program Successes
We received five grants from the City of Davis, to support this program from 2014-2018.
- In our first year, we served over 650 people, and served more than four times the estimated number of visitors at our first Createfest, an art event for teens.
- Since 2014, we have trained 70 teens through this program.
- During 2017-18, we had 15 students participate in Teens Take Charge, including designing their own marketing, logo, and event for over 600 children and teens.
- During 2018-19, we put the teen program on hiatus due to a lack of funding.
Description
Adult artists engage in a variety of art workshops at the Gallery, including watercolor painting, sculpture, figure drawing, ecoprinting, and basic drawing.
Budget
$6,000
Program Successes
We have built up our audience for adult programs within the past four years to enable us to have a consistent attendance for our programs, giving us new members and new insights into adult education.
Description
Once a month, the Pence hosts a special community reception for its exhibiting artists, their supporters, members and visitors. This event includes complimentary refreshments, wine, and entertainment by musicians, singers, and local theatre troupes. Craft projects for families are facilitated by volunteers from National Charities League, and from 300-500 people monthly enjoy these services at this time. The event requires staff time and expenses for supplies and consumables, and a modest stipend to our musicians.
Budget
$7,000
Program Successes
Our 2nd Friday ArtAbout receptions have increased in participation, and especially among families, from about 200 per event on average in 2010, to 500 average visitors in 2017.