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Benicia Tattoo Art Reflects Culture and Personality

The ancient art of tattooing has endured through history. Using one’s body as a statement-making canvas is still as popular as it has ever been.

Q and A with Benicia’s Jack Bethards, Custom Pipe Organ Builder

Jack Bethards, owner of Shoenstien & Co., shares his expertise building extraordinary, meticulously crafted pipe organs—a childhood dream come true.

Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Gallery Showcases Joyful Artwork in November

Benicia, for a small town, is fortunate to have a wonderful, light-filled art gallery housed in our Public Library. Works by local artist Ruth Stanton is on display Oct-Nov 2018.

Benicia Plein Air Gallery Features JoAnn McMahon

This month’s featured artist shares her enthusiasm for plein air painting and where she finds inspiration.

Textile Arts Take a New Direction

Current trends in fiber art are taking yarn, thread and other fibers into creative new directions. Classes and supplies can be found around the Bay.

Hand Crafted Goods at The Little Art Shop

The Little Art Shop in Benicia provides works by local artists along with fine crafted gifts. The gift and gallery store offers handmade items from fused glass to mixed media and Steampunk to paintings.

Janet Barnes’ Art Reflects Family, Traditions & Community

Milinda Perry Gallery features paintings by Janet Barnes, whose use of bold, bright colors in her depictions of everyday life is influenced by 20th-century artist Jacob Lawrence.

A Gem Of A Gallery In Benicia’s Lower Arsenal Shows Works From Norcal Artists

Benicia Artists Exhibit Recent Works at Benicia Library

Auditory and visual arts merge for artists Larnie & Bodil Fox. Their latest exhibit, Bocce Ball and Other Human Propelled Spheres, runs Sept. 18-Oct. 28.

Local Live Music In and Around Benicia