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Art After Dark is the Stuff of Legend

This article appeared in the May 5, 2017 edition of the Davis Enterprise.

Art After Dark is the Stuff of Legend

Isa, one of Explorit's bearded dragons. Photo by Kirby Araullo.


By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise


Join Explorit at The Pence Gallery for Art After Dark, a blend of interactive art, science, live music, food and drink, and more on Friday, May 5 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Every first Friday of the month,The Pence Gallery hosts anArt After Dark event blending science with interactive performance and visual art for an unforgettable evening!


This month's theme is Mythology. Explore the animal imagery of the ancient world through Pre-Columbian art and Greek vases, plus meet a few "mythical" creatures, complements of Explorit Science Center!


You'll delve into the world of ceramics and sculpture, get your hands into some traditional folk art, and make friends with the creatures that have inspired some of the greatest mythological characters. Catch a live performance by Abalone Grey in Pence’s outdoor space starting at 8:30 p.m.


The bar will be open all night long with signature cocktails and some truly low-priced beers. Everyone is welcome and tickets are at the door or online at Tickets are $10 general/$8 students/$5 Pence members. Don’t miss this epic mythological experience!



Explorit’s coming events:


●      Summer Science Camp registration is open now! Find all the details at

●      Join Explorit at the 8th annual Tour de Cluck on Saturday, May 6. Visit for all the details!

●      Save the date of Sunday, August 27 for Explorit’s annual end of summer Final Blast celebration, a full day of fun for the whole community!

●      Save your clean tin cans and toilet paper tubes for Explorit! We are almost out of one of our most popular Challenge Center building materials. You can help stock us up by saving your clean household items and bringing them to Explorit’s office at 3141 5th St. during our regular business hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

●      Explorit’s Exploration Gallery is open to the public every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m. and every Friday, 3:00-6:00 p.m.  Admission is $5.00 per person; Explorit members, teachers and children 2 and under are free. Come check out the new Nano Mini Exhibition!

●      Interested in helping out the community through board membership? Explorit is currently seeking individuals in the community to serve as members of our volunteer board. Please call or email for additional information on how to apply.

●      Interested in membership? Think your Explorit membership may have lapsed?  Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 to check or sign up!

●      Birthdays are fun with science at Explorit! Choose Super Birthday Party topics to make this a special event! Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 for more information or to book your party.



Explorit Science Center is located at 3141 5th St. For more information call (530) 756-0191 or visit, or “like” us on Facebook at

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