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Visual Arts & Crafts

Benicia is home to painters, sculptors, photographers, wood turners, illustrators, metal smiths, ceramicists, jewelry designers and other artists, with studios scattered throughout the city, but primarily concentrated in Benicia's intriguing Arsenal arts district.

“Traveling to the Benicia Arsenal is much like falling into the White Rabbit's hole. The Wonderland Adventure begins by passing through large wrought iron gates and taking several forks and bends in the road until the waterfront district of the Arsenal is before you. This area holds mystery and edginess with a mix of history and industry. Artists share space with galleries, event facilities, antique and furniture stores, manufacturers, and an active port. The buildings range from historic to converted factory plants.“

– Christina Strawbridge in Inside Benicia. December 2009

The Arsenal's twice-yearly Open Studios events are parallel to none, in part due to the Arsenal's nearly 100 artists being concentrated into a relatively small, walkable area. In contrast to most open studios events, visitors are able to park their cars and walk to dozens of artist studios, making it possible to see much more art than at other similar events.

Art Walk

Benicia Art Walk 2017 is on the Second Saturdays in June, July, September, and October from 2:00-6:00 PM on First Street in downtown Benicia. Come for lunch and stay for dinner and tour eight amazing galleries hosting the fun this year with live entertainment and other activities. Click here for the Benicia Art Walk 2017 brochure and map. More info is available on Facebook.com/BeniciaArtWalk.

Art Galleries

Arts Benicia
991 Tyler Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 747-0131

Benicia Plein Art Gallery
307 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510

Gallery 621
309 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-6211 

Gallerie Renee Marie
1038 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 480-5501

HQ Gallery
333-D First Street
Benicia, CA 94510

Lindsay Art Glass
109 East F Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 748-1336

Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery at Benicia Public Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4343

Milinda Perry Salon & Gallery
117 East F St.
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 361-5097

Once Upon a Canvas
129 First Street in the Tannery
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-1842

Studio 41: Gifts 4 Every 1
700 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-0254

The Little Art Shop
129 First Street in the Tannery
Benicia, CA 94510
 

Historic Crafts

Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers specializes in handmade historical wallpaper used for restorations in the Victorian, Arts & Crafts, and Modernism styles. Tours can be scheduled by appointment by calling (707) 746-1900.

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Upcoming Arts Events
12 Sep 2017 (All day) - 17 Oct 2017 (All day)
Marsh, Mud, and Microbes, Wetlands Photos by Sally Mack

Photos of two northern California wetlands sites are being presented. In addition to subjects such as pickleweed, reeds, and water, there are photos of Archaea, a microbe which is a 3-billion year-old life form, one of the oldest on earth. Microbiologist Wayne Lanier, PhD, who identified the Archaea, wrote an article to accompany this exhibit.

20 Oct 2017 (All day)
Having a Wonderful Time - Wish You Were Her

Award-winning Benicia Old Town Theatre Group presents their fall production, Having a Wonderful Time - Wish You Were Her. Shows are Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons through Nov 11. Pre-show Champagne Gala on Oct 20.

Tickets online and at the door: $22/general admission, $20/seniors (62) & students, $40 show & dinner deal at Venticello's.

Reservations and tickets at www.BeniciaOldTownTheatreGroup.com

21 Oct 2017 (All day)
Having a Wonderful Time - Wish You Were Her

Award-winning Benicia Old Town Theatre Group presents their fall production, Having a Wonderful Time - Wish You Were Her. Shows are Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons through Nov 11. Pre-show Champagne Gala on Oct 20.

Tickets online and at the door: $22/general admission, $20/seniors (62) & students, $40 show & dinner deal at Venticello's.

Reservations and tickets at www.BeniciaOldTownTheatreGroup.com