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Upcoming Exhibit at Milinda Perry Gallery

After designing books for 40 years, California artist John Tullis discovered the joy of oil painting. His upcoming show, Eyes Wide Open, runs Nov. 1 – Dec. 31.

Benicia Plein Air Gallery November Featured Artist

Local artist Samantha McNally’s plein air watercolor paintings are featured this month at the downtown Benicia gallery, next to Gallery 621 and the HQ Gallery.

Dennis Sheil Exhibit Beyond The Brush At Milinda Perry Gallery

The Milinda Perry Salon in downtown Benicia will host the abstract paintings of internationally recognized local artist Dennis Sheil, through October 31.

Community Theater Adds to a Town’s Social Capital

From her younger days in theater, Christina developed a healthy appreciation for local theater and the volunteer commitment needed to pull off a production. She’s now on the board of the Benicia Old Town Theatre Group.

Marsh, Mud, and Microbes California wetlands Exhibit

Through October 2017, the Benicia Library Gallery features photos of two Northern California wetlands sites, including Archaea, a 3-billion year old life form.

Retired Benicia Optics Engineer’s Artistic and Detailed Pencil Drawings

Career engineer Mark Bremer returned to the art of drawing post-retirement in 2014, and is a member artist at downtown Benicia’s HQ Gallery.

Bay Area Clay: A Legacy of Social Consciousness at Arts Benicia Gallery

Continuing its 30-year celebration, Arts Benicia kicks off their most recent exhibit featuring internationally acclaimed artists.

Fine Art, Fine Wine, Craft Beer, Hors d’oeuvres and Music

This year’s annual art auction, a sell-out event, showcases local, original artworks with a live and silent auction, photo booth, DJ, dancing and more.

A Dream Come True for VOENA, Benicia’s Children’s Choir

Benicia’s world-traveling children’s singing group has performed around the globe at prestigious venues, including The White House, and is now preparing to sing at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

Musings on the Summer of Love & its Idealistic Goals

After visiting the de Young Museum’s exhibit, The Summer of Love Experience on the50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, Christina Strawbridge has a new appreciation of a movement that changed the world.