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Picket Fences — July 2021

Picket Fences — July 2021

As mid-day approaches and Benicia residents are in full swing, Madalyn was no different; she was arriving at Jefferson Street Mansion to go over the finishing touches for the fundraiser. Angela pulls up with her black Mercedes screeching to a stop right behind...

Daniel Hunter’s “Pages from a Painted Book”

Daniel Hunter’s “Pages from a Painted Book”

Featured Artist At Gallery 621 Daniel Hunter will be the featured artist at Gallery 621 for the month of July, exhibiting a series of paintings that Hunter calls Pages from a Painted Book. Hunter joined Gallery 621 in 2017 after showing his work there earlier that...

Picket Fences — June 2021

Picket Fences — June 2021

As the morning progresses into midday the residents of Benicia continue with their daily tasks, one young resident only has one task in mind; Payton pulls up in front of Chars to find Xavier waiting with a hotdog and soda in hand. Xavier hands Payton the food and the...

BookTails — Watch Over Me

BookTails — Watch Over Me

“I'm learning that it's good to think about what scares you. To bring it into the light. Even to hold it in your hands, if you can, and feel how it can't hurt you anymore. To think of it and say, 'I am not afraid.’” If you’ve read a Nina LaCour novel in the past,...

Benicia Art Walk is Back!

Benicia Art Walk is Back!

Locals and visitors alike are invited to make downtown Benicia their destination on Saturday, June 12, for the first Benicia Art Walk of 2021. Sponsored by the City of Benicia, and now in its tenth year, this popular event takes place on the second Saturdays of June,...

Picket Fences — May 2021

Picket Fences — May 2021

Previously in Picket Fences… Connie has been weaseling her way into Angela’s comfortable Benicia life and threatening to out her past to her friends and loved ones. Connie learned about the upcoming F.A.C.T. fundraiser and has been scheming a plot around the event....

Booktails — Shadow and Bone

Booktails — Shadow and Bone

Shadow and Bone The once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a lightless void populated with monsters that feast on human flesh. Surrounded by enemies, Ravka’s last hope lies in the hands of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov is an apprentice...

Get to Know the Arata Art Gallery

Get to Know the Arata Art Gallery

As a relative newcomer to Benicia’s long-time arts community, the Arata Art Gallery reaches out beyond the region with a roster of both local and nationally known artists. Opened in November 2018 at 637 First Street, the gallery is owned by artist and businesswoman...

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