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Downtown Benicia Shopping & Dining, E Street to F Street

In our fourth installment of what’s where on First Street, the heart of our historic downtown, we explore the numerous spa and salon options, as well as things to do and where to eat.

Two Unique Art Exhibits this Month at the Benicia Library

The Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Gallery at the Benicia Public Library will feature paintings by Tom Stanton in the exhibit “My Town is a River Town at the Edge of Land,” and the exhibit “Sublime: Prints on Paper,” featuring the works of artists Susan De Haven and Carol Brent Levin.

Making Sense of First Street, Part 3 in a Series

Annual Artist Open Studios Returns May 6-7

Benicia’s big weekend art event, hosted by Arts Benicia, draws thousands of art lovers, art buyers and curious visitors to artists’ live/work studios and local galleries.

Demystifying First Street

Downtown Benicia’s ten blocks of scenic beauty and a mix of retail stores, restaurants, bars and offices is explained, one block at a time.

Art permeates Benicia's cultural scene in numerous ways

Arts Benicia and the Benicia Library to offer gallery exhibits featuring local artists, including one with student art

Delight your Valentine with specialty chocolate from Downtown Benicia shops

Shop local at Benicia’s amazing array of gift stores

Downtown Benicia has everything from A-Z for perfect holiday gifts, including a unique selection of books, games, calendars, journals & notepads, jewelry, home & garden items, pet gifts, ornaments, specialty teas, herbs & spices, ornaments, candles and more.

Samantha McNally Watercolors at Downtown Benicia Gallery

Benicia plein air Painter Samantha McNally is the featured artist at the Benicia Plein Air Gallery, a co-op gallery with 13 artist members who paint local scenes in and around town and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mixed-media Collage Series, Daily Fabric Of Life, at Benicia Gallery

Artist Susan Sharman’s upcoming Benicia Library Art Gallery features embroidered images in a series of textile collages that form the basis of “The Daily Fabric,” 9/13 through 10/16 with a reception Sunday, 9/18.