Increasing Foot Traffic

HQ Gallery, founded by longtime Benicia artist Susan Street, is moving to First Street. The gallery opened exactly a year ago in the upper Benicia Arsenal (Benicia Magazine covered the opening and you can find the article here). Street has been looking for the right spot on First Street to bring more traffic into the gallery. She says, “We hope to attract a significant amount of foot traffic, as well as add another Gallery to First Street very near to Benicia Plein Air Gallery and Gallery 621. It is also a totally remodeled, clean, freshly painted and larger space.”

Culley A Gaul Yaffo and Tarshish

Beauty & Wealth

Mark Bremmer

Pisolithus arrhizus

Susan Street

Port Costa View 2016


New Members Artists

In addition to a new space, HQ is bringing in a new group of artists, adding to the mix of both new and established artists. “We have about ten new artists, the returning initial artists and five printmakers, which will add a new dimension to our gallery. The span of talent is wonderful. Watercolor, oils, acrylics, stone, clayworks, mixed media, needlework, Asian influenced watercolors, figure paintings that will tickle you, graphite drawings that will astound—and all the artists that are looking forward to being seen,” says Street. The work of the five printmakers will also be available for purchase in a bin, which is exciting, says Street, because many printmakers don’t have places to display their works.

Coordinating with Open Studios Event

The move will be completed just in time for the gallery to participate in the annual Benicia Artist Open Studios, May 6 & 7. HQ Gallery will be open 10am-5pm both days with food, libations, music and excitement. “The level of enthusiasm and positive attitude is high and we are looking forward to being part of the First Street art scene. We are joyously awaiting Open Studios and invite all our friends, families, patrons and the community to join us.”

HQ Gallery
333 First Street, Benicia
Grand opening at new location: Friday, May 5th, 12-6pm
Open during Artists Open Studios, Saturday & Sunday May 6 & 7, 10am-5pm