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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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.
Benicia Art Walk is on the second Saturdays in June, July, September and October from 2-7 p.m. on First Street in downtown Benicia. Tour 11 amazing galleries hosting the fun with great art, live entertainment, small sips and interesting activities. Look for the blue banners or pick up the 2019 Benicia Art Walk brochure and map to find your way. More info is available on


Arata Art Gallery
637 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 297-6151

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

Benicia Plein Art Gallery
307 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 297-5903

Cavallo – a Milinda Perry Gallery
117 East F Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 816-1655

Estey Gallery
216 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 748-1336

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

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

Happy Life Pottery
632 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 742-3411

HQ Gallery
333-D First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 319-1136

Jen Tough Gallery
942 Tyler Street, Suite E
Benicia, CA 94510
(833) 278-5683

The Little Art Shop
129-E First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 781-8262

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

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



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.