Since the acquisition of a 2,400-square-foot space in the historic Arsenal in 1993, Arts Benicia has become the hub of a large community of talented artists in the Bay Area and beyond. Our dynamic exhibition schedule features the work of hundreds of local and Northern California artists in a gallery setting, providing opportunities for artists to show and sell their work.
Arts Benicia offers an exciting year-round schedule of quarterly art classes (4-8 weeks) for adults in painting, drawing, and printmaking, plus workshops in a wide range of topics. Many of these engaging classes incorporate recycled/upcycled materials with an emphasis on environmental sustainability, and these classes are funded by Benicia’s Community Sustainability Commission.
Arts Benicia is supported by membership, grants and sponsorships, and fundraising events. There is no admission charge to see exhibits, and docent-led tours are free to the public.
Arts Benicia Special Programs
Juried & Invitational Exhibitions
Exhibitions feature local and regional artists, with the participation of distinguished arts professionals serving as jurors or guest curators.
Benefit Art Auction
Arts Benicia’s most important annual fundraiser is a fun opportunity to dress up, dine out and buy art in live and silent auctions.
A biennial exhibition showcasing the work of young artists from every school in Benicia, coming in 2018.
Artist and Curator Lectures
Arts Benicia hosts cultural events, lectures, panel discussions, and symposia.