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From carnival games to monopoly

Touring Paris’ Musée des Arts Forains, Christina Strawbridge reminisces on card and board games she played as a child, compared with those that are popular now.

Painting the Outdoors in Summer

Painting en plein air requires the right equipment to work quickly to capture light and shadow, wind and fog and other changing conditions.

Benicia Historical Museum recasts permanent exhibits

Museum staff and volunteers have redesigned and expanded existing displays and introduced new ones, including a large California Goldrush exhibit featuring a working model of a Yuba Gold Dredge.

Art Galleries Sponsor Benicia Art Passport to Involve Patrons

Eleven First Street Benicia galleries come together to reinvigorate the downtown art scene, where patrons can enter to win $200 towards gallery works.

BOTTG’s Spring Production Ends May 11

Get tickets now to Benicia Old Town Theatre Group’s spring production of SWEAT, a Pulitzer-prize winning play by Lynn Nottage

Mother and Son Line up for Iconic Talk Show

While in New York City, Christina Strawbridge and son Christopher share giggles and sarcasm as they sit in on a taping of The View.

Benicia Stylist Makes Intricate Art Dresses Out of Hair

Omar Antonio, renowned hair stylist and artist, creates fantastical dresses while traveling the world as an educator for Sebastian products.

BOTTG AND BHS Collaborate For The Dramatic Arts

The road to collaboration between the Benicia Old Town Theatre Group and the Benicia High School Drama Department has taken some time but the groundwork has now been laid.

Expecting Another Stellar Turnout for Benicia Open Studios

Artist Open Studios weekend brings thousands to First Street and the Lower Arsenal. View original art and talk to artists in their live-work spaces.

Downtown Art Event Features Printmaker Sale April 13

Benicia HQ Gallery printmaking members will host a reception and a one-day sale of recent works.