The area offers myriad cultural and entertainment attractions. A Northern California Mecca for artists of many media, Davis features a community-built Art Center, more than two dozen private and public galleries, a monthly downtown “Art-About”, an exciting collection of unusual public objects d’art, and the restored downtown Varsity Theater. In almost any direction one turns, the stroke of the local artist is evident. Demonstrating the City’s dedication to art in public places, more then $200,000 of publicly owned art can be seen in a walk around downtown Davis. Galleries like “The Artery”, a local artists’ cooperative, provide an opportunity for artists to show and sell their work. Longtime downtown anchor, the “Pence Gallery” hosts exhibits year-round and the outdoor performing area is home to music concerts and theater productions.
The Davis Musical Theater Company is a full time, year-round, musical theater company, and many other community theater groups offer seasonal productions. UC Davis’ Mondavi Center brings world class entertainers to the area. More than a dozen major dance concerts are produced in town each year and the UC Davis Drama Department always has a top-notch theater season.
The International House is a haven for foreign visitors, scholars and students with facilities to welcome and serve guests from all over the world.
Sutter Davis Hospital and Kaiser Permanente Medical Facilities provide excellent primary and continuing health care for the residents of Davis. Private clinics and physicians’ groups are available to meet a variety of health care needs.
As a university town, Davis has the advantages of a small town coupled with the numerous intellectual, recreational and cultural activities serving a wide variety of interests.