Arts Benicia begins its 31st year of outstanding art shows with its annual exhibition, The Art of a Community, showcasing the multifaceted talents of the organization’s artist members. The exhibit, which will include works in a variety of media, runs through February 25.

Located in the Historic Arsenal since 1993, Arts Benicia is at the core of Benicia’s cultural landscape, with a large community of talented artists in the Bay Area and beyond. The group’s mission is “To stimulate, educate, and nurture cultural life in Benicia primarily through the visual arts.”

Peg Jackson

Art of a Community 2017 Exhibit at Arts Benicia Gallery

In conjunction with the Art of a Community exhibit, an Ekphrastic (vivid description of a work of art) Poetry Reading will be held Saturday, February 24, from 2-4pm, in collaboration with Benicia’s First Tuesday Poets. The newly composed Ekphrastic poetry will be inspired by the art in the exhibition, which has become the largest annual exhibition in the gallery, with over 200 artists’ works shown last year. For more information, contact, 707.747.0131 or

Peg Jackson

Tracy Cullen with his artwork

Arts Benicia, 991 Tyler Street #114, Benicia
Gallery Hours During Exhibitions: Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5 pm
Ekphrastic Poetry Reading with Benicia First Tuesday Poets, Saturday, February 25, 2-4pm

All events are free and open to the public.
Arts Benicia is wheelchair accessible from Jackson Street.