Interact with local history. Davis has been home to some of the nations’s most distinguished artists, including Manuel Neri, Roy DeForest, Wayne Thiebaud, and Robert Arneson. As early as the 1950s, Davis was a hub for the California art scene. Continuing this legacy is the world-class Mondavi Performing Arts Center, the Davis Mural team, and top-notch art venues such as the Richard Nelson Gallery, the Pence Gallery, and John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, along with the Artery, one of the most enduring of artist cooperatives. Neighboring UC Davis also has one of the biggest art programs in the country.
Explore the art. The self-guided tour is available at any time—many of the murals and sculptures are lit up for evening viewing. To pick up a copy of the Davis Transmedia Art Walk map, visit the Yolo County Visitors Bureau (132 E St., Suite 200; (530) 297-1900) or the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts (521 1st St.; (530) 756-3938).
Share the joy of art with loved ones. We offer artist and curator-lead group and family tours. The guided tour ends with a private tour of the John Natsoulas Center of the Arts with the curator and/or one of the artists. The guided tour is available for a minimal fee and lasts 1 to 2 hours. We start the tour Saturday or Sunday at 10am by appointment only.