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New Gallery Adds To Benicia’s Arsenal Of Art

The new HQ Gallery at the Arsenal, opening May 7 for Artist Open Studios weekend, is located at the entrance of the area known as an artist’s haven, where there are many live-work artist studios. The gallery will show the works of local painters and artists working in other mediums.

Backwards Glance: Plowing Through Benicia’s Fertile History

A brief history, along with an historic advertisement about Benicia’s late 1800s wholesale hardware company, Benicia Agricultural Works, which manufactured specialty plows that were shipped to countries all over the world.

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.

Backwards Glance: Antique Stitchery Extols Washington’s Values

A 1932 handkerchief, with a decorative narrative on the border commemorating George Washington, rendered in cross-stitch with a phrase by Henry Lee (father of general Robert E. Lee), is housed in the archives of the Benicia Historical Museum.

Backwards Glance: A New Year’s “Check” For 365 Days Of Happiness

The Benicia Historical Museum archives includes an interesting item from the “Bank of Happy Success” in the “State of Good Fortune,” a check for 365 happy and prosperous days is given from William Bergstrom to Aubrey Williams in 1910. It’s an appropriately timed gift for the coming year.

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".