Visual Arts

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.

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OPEN STUDIOS
The Arsenal’s twice-yearly Open Studios events (May and December) are second-to-none, in part due to the Arsenal’s nearly 80 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 is on the second Saturdays in June, July, September and October (postponed to November) from 2-6 p.m. on First Street in downtown Benicia. Come for lunch or stay for dinner and tour several amazing galleries that host the fun with great art, live entertainment and other activities. Click here for the 2017 Benicia Art Walk 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
(707) 297-5903

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
1350 Hayes Street, Suite A-5, lower level
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 319-1136

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

The Little Art Shop
129 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 771-6667

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

Melinda Perry Salon & Gallery
117 East F Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 361-5097

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

Studio 41
700 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-0254

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.