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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.

Annual Fashion Weekend Returns in September

Once again, Project Runway designers and professional models will descend on Benicia to participate in the wildly popular Benicia Fashion Runway Weekend, drawing crowds from across the Bay Area.

The Individualist Woman’s Style Aesthetic

Spring fashion’s trend reports show that women’s style can be interpreted based on individual experiences, lifestyle and personality and categorized into specific looks.

Centennial Anniversary for Vallejo Choral Society

This enduring community chorus—with Benicians comprising half its membership—begins rehearsals August 30, 2017, for its centennial season.

Houston Robertson’s One-woman Show Victory for the Recycled Virgin

When Houston Robertson’s life path took an unexpected turn, she reinvented herself as a solo performer.

Scenic Benicia Captured During Plein Air Paint Out

Plein air painters from around the Bay will capture scenic vistas in Benicia at the second annual paint-out event, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017