Transmedia Art Walk
521 First Street
Davis, CA 95618
Transmedia Art Walk is a public art venue that combines the latest technology with art from the top painters and sculptors in the country. It is the only walk of it’s kind in the country. Currently the collection boasts over fifty pieces of art. It's has an impressive collection of sculptures from modern contemporary artists Lisa Reinerston, Susannah Israel, Finley Fryer, Jean Van Keuran, John Toki, Mark Rivera, Donna Billick, Jeff Downing and Wes Horn along with works by Robert Arneson and Steve Gillman. The murals are located mainly in the downtown area and embrace a wide array of styles and genres. The collection contains surrealist work of Alex Reifsar and Joe Bellacera, modern abstract works of Kerry Rowland-Avrech, Jennifer Pochinski, Kelly Detweiler and Ted Fontaine, figurative work of James Chaffee, and realist works of Myron Stephens and Guy Diehl.
The art pieces are all within walking distance of each other. The walk is a roughly circuitous path that can be completed within an hour or two. Every piece of art on the Art Walk has been embedded with an RFID chip. Using a cellphone that supports this technology, you access multimedia files that relate to each work. You can even leave a comment or “burn your own message” for other visitors to see.
The Davis Transmedia Art tour was the result of community leaders, the Davis Cultural Action Committee, Monto Kumagai and the Bulatag Project, the Davis Mural Team, the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, and the university coming together to create one of the largest public art collections per square mile of any city in the nation. The tour is available at any time with maps available at the Yolo Visitor’s Bureau and John Natsoulas Center for the Arts. Artist and curator lead group and family art walking tours are held by appointment only Saturday and Sunday. The guided tour ends with a private luncheon and tour of the John Natsoulas Center of the Arts with the curator and several of the artists. The guided tour is available for a minimal fee and lasts between 2-3 hours. For more information about the Davis Art Walk map, tours, and upcoming conference, call the Natsoulas Center at (530) 756-3938, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.natsoulas.com.