Fashion on First

What is Benicia fashion? A blend of new trends, classic styles, an artistic flare, and quality above all. A day of shopping in Benicia brought BM Social Media Specialist, Maura Sullivan, and I to some of our favorite shops, a…

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Notes on Fashion: Metropolitan Museum of Arts

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Benicia Library is Busy!

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Ghost Walk @ Downtown Benicia
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ghost Walk @ Downtown Benicia | California | United States

Paranormal history of Downtown Benicia are discovered on this fun, interactive tour led by a paranormal expert. Space is limited. Prepaid reservations are required by calling 707-745-9791. A minimum of 6 reservations is required or the Ghost Walk will be canceled.

Sponsor: Benicia Main Street

Fine Arts, Crafts & Marketplace
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Artisans and crafters will line First Street in downtown Benicia for the 46th Annual Fine Arts, Crafts & Marketplace. Recognized as one of the most diversified and leading Bay Area arts & craft shows, this event draws thousands of shoppers annually. Vendors are pre-screened to ensure a quality event with an extensive selection and variety of fine arts & crafts. Admission and parking are free. Event will be held rain or shine.

Superheroes Bash! Art Auction & Party @ Arts Benicia
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Art lovers and collectors — join Arts Benicia for a fun evening featuring silent and live
art auctions with outstanding works of art
by leading local and regional artists, savory hors d’oeuvres and desserts, fine wines, music, and dancing. — This year our theme
is Superheroes Bash! Guests are invited to come dressed as their favorite fantastical crusader or real-life hero. The auction is the cornerstone of their fundraising efforts during the year. A preview of the exhibition can viewed in the gallery between September

14 and 21; you must have a ticket to bid on auction artworks.
Preview Exhibition: September 14 – 21. Free and open to the public

TICKETS: $45 per person before the event, or $55 per person at the door. Purchase online or call 707.747.0131.