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Last month, the 28-year-old Davis added another responsibility to his resume: art gallery owner. The football player opened a space called Gallery 85 in San Jose. The gallery is expected to show art by Davis as well as emerging artists.
The gallery's opening in December served as a fundraiser for the Vernon Davis Foundation for the Arts, which helps fund arts education and art appreciation for at-risk youth. The foundation also awards college art school scholarships for select youths from low-income communities.
Gallery 85 is in San Jose's Santana Row, a fashionable retail and residential part of the city. The opening featured art by a recent recipient of the Vernon Davis Visual Arts Scholarship Fund.
Why "Gallery 85"? That's the number on Davis' football jersey. The athlete has long had a passion for art, and majored in studio art while studying at the
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