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Trends: A Star Wars-themed Benefit Fashion Show

Star Wars is this year’s theme at the annual Fashion Runway benefit show at the Benicia Clock Tower. The Community Action Council’s Senior Meals on Wheels program is the recipient of the proceeds from the lively annual event, with city dignitaries walking the catwalk.

Benicia Arsenal “Ground Zero” For Artist Open Studios

With A 22-year long legacy of 70+ artists opening their private studios to the public, Arts Benicia launches its biggest event of the year May 7-8. A map of the studios, some of which are live-work, is available at Arts Benicia in the lower Arsenal.

Specialty Area Nurseries Help Homeowners Meet Landscape Goals

The San Francisco Bay Area has many specialty garden centers and nurseries offer a wide variety of plants, shrubs, trees and more to help homeowners meet their goals in creating gardens, incuding drought tolerant, butterfly and bee gardens, food forests and more.

Comic Book Superheroes Never Grow Old

As yesterday’s superheroes enjoy a resurgence in popular culture, they have found a home in Benicia at Zeppelin Comics, a new store in the downtown area. The store offers public events, in conjunction with the Benicia Library, and is bringing kids and adults together to meet likeminded superhero fans.

A Commitment To Public Art At Benicia Library

Benicia’s beautiful public library is filled with more than just books, it has become a showcase for public art including large sculptures and paintings. But it’s also known for the rotating exhibits at the building’s art gallery where a number of interesting displays throughout the year are free and open to the public.

Unique Gift Offerings From Benicia Boutiques

Trends: Getting Your Fill In Benicia Improves The Local Economy

Recent data shows that after heavy industrial, gas stations provide the highest sales tax revenue to the city.

Small Towns Reap Big Benefits From Shopping Local

Small Business Saturday focuses on shopping local, to improve local economies. Money spent locally has increased velocity so it circulates faster.

Threads of Change: Material Matters Exhibit Opens At The Library

The Carquinez Strait Stitchers member exhibit, Material Matters, opens at the Benicia Public Library November 24 showcasing unique fiber art.

Tiny Treasure Troves of Art at Benicia's 621 Gallery

Gallery 621’s first juried exhibition, Microcosmos, shows the work of 133 artists in downtown Benicia. Each work is under 12" by 12".