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Public Art

There are many opportunities to view public art in Benicia. Visit the rotating exhibits in the Art Gallery at the Benicia Public Library at 150 East L Street and the Council Chambers at Benicia City Hall at 250 East L Street. In addition, check out these public art pieces:

  • "Wind, Water, Land" by local glass, metal & lighting artists at Benicia Community Center, 370 East L Street
  • "Benicia Bench" by Robert Arneson, East Fifth Street side of Benicia Marina
  • "Dona Benicia's Mantilla (envelops the General's chair)" by Linda Fleming at Harbor Walk, First Street and East B Street
  • Mural Tiles inset all along First Street by Guillermo Wagner, starting in front of the Veteran's Hall, 1150 First Street
  • Ceramic-tiled Picnic Tables/Benches by St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School students in City Park, First Street at Military West
  • "Dicta" by Sandra Shannonhouse in the Benicia Public Library, 150 East L Street
  • "The Navigator" (tile wall) by Guillermo Wagner Granizo in the Benicia Public Library, 150 East L Street
  • "Us" by Alice Otsuji Hager inside the entrance to the Benicia Public Library, 150 East L Street
  • "Untitled" by Gregg Renfrow in the Benicia Public Library, 150 East L Street
  • "Caduceus Rose" by Lee Roy Champagne at the Rose Drive Medical Arts Center, 1100 Rose Drive at Columbus Parkway
  • Self-portrait Tile Walls by Mills Elementary students, instruction by Guillermo Wagner Granizo at the Benicia Community Center, 370 East L Street.

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Upcoming Arts Events
12 Apr 2017 (All day) - 7 May 2017 (All day)
Mike Kendal -- Off the Wall

As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, Arts Benicia will honor Mike Kendall, one of its first exhibiting artists, with a one man show during Benicia Artists Open Studios. Kendall’s paintings and sculptures will be on view in the Arts Benicia gallery April 8 - May 7, 2017. Arts Benicia is wheelchair accessible from Jackson Street. Exhibit Hours:  Wednesday - Sunday, 12:00 - 5:00 PM.

Activities in conjunction with this exhibition:

Family Art Day: Sunday, April 30, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Free and open to the public.

Benicia Artists Open Studios: Saturday & Sunday, May 6 & 7 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Free and open to the public.

28 Apr 2017 - 8:00pm - 29 Apr 2017 - 8:00pm
Intimate Apparel

Benicia Old Town Theatre Group's spring production, Intimate Apparel,runs April 21-May 13 with shows on Friday & Saturday at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Tickets are on sale now at https://www.beniciaoldtowntheatregroup.com/
Intimate Apparel is described as a thoughtful, affecting play that offers a poignant commentary on an era when the cut and color of one's dress-and of course, skin-determined whom one could not marry, sleep with, even talk to in public.

29 Apr 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Art Scavenger Hunt

Discover amazing art found in downtown galleries while doing a scavenger hunt. Participants will receive a free “I Love Benicia” bag and be entered into a drawing to win $100 in Downtown Dollars. Scavenger Hunt Forms with list of tasks will be available at Benicia Main Street (90 First St. in the train depot), at participating galleries, and on the day of the event here.

• Gallerie Renee Marie – 1038 First Street
• Gallery 621 – 309 First Street
• Benicia Plein Air Gallery – 307 First Street
• Once Upon a Canvas – 129 First Street
• Benicia Main Street – 90 First Street