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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.

Bringing Joy to Senior Citizens and the Homeless with the Gift of Song

The Carquinez Choraliers, a musical group founded by Benicia’s Jeanie Brown, entertains and brightens the lives of Benicia and Vallejo seniors with songs from Broadway shows and movies from bygone eras.

Solano’s Best Kept Secret is its Symphony Orchestra

With Masetro Semyon Lohss at the helm, the Solano Symphony is entering its 30th season of fine orchestra concerts in Solano County.

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.

Nothing Screams “FUN!” Like A Wild West Auction Party

Arts Benicia’s annual fundraising event, with the 2016 theme, The Wild, Wild West—Silver Screen to Steampunk, promises to be another great success with food and wine, specialty lighting, music, photo booth and a lot of art in the live and silent auctions.

The Caber Toss, Stone Put & More Celebrated At Highland Festivals

Many thousands of fans descend on Pleasanton at the Alameda Fairgrounds for the Scottish and Celtic cultural event that features games, music, animals, and Scottish living history.

Three Big Events For Foodies, Antiques Lovers & Film Buffs

August and early September bring big annual events drawing huge crowds to downtown Benicia; the annual Peddler’s Fair, an antiques and collectibles street fair that draws upwards of 20,000 each year, the annual Taste of First Street, where local restaurant provide nibbles paired with wine, and the Benicia Film Festival, where 38 short films are shown along with social events.

Order + Chaos Exhibit Opens This Month At Arts Benicia Gallery

An eclectic art exhibit at the Arts Benicia Gallery is entitled Order + Chaos, where 20 artists will be exhibiting their work, chosen by juror Catherine Clark. The exhibit runs Aug. 6-Sept. 11.

Artists From Around The Bay Participate In Plein Air Paint-off Event

The public is invited to watch 40 plein air painters in action and stroll downtown at a new event sponsored by Benicia’s plein air painters. Held August 27, painters from San Francisco, Oakland and other Bay Area cities are coming to Benicia to paint Benicia’s scenic beauty. Prize-winning paintings will be awarded cash prizes handed out by Mayor Elizabeth Patterson.

Quintessential Family Fun At The Solano County Fair

A slice of Americana, the county fair is a centuries old cultural icon. The annual Solano county fair, July 27-31, 2016, celebrates the best of county offerings in food, music, animals, crafts and more, along with fine entertainment and family fun.