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Benicia visitors are in for a treat this Saturday afternoon, as several art galleries on First Street will be holding special showcases.
 
Artist Charles White of Once Upon a Canvas will be performing a live oil painting demo from 1-3:30pm, outside of the Tannery building at the south end of First Street.
 
When: Saturday, July 11th, 1-3:30pm
 
Arata Art Gallery will be hosting their very own “Artist in the Window” event from 12-5pm, with Robert Evans doing a live demonstration creating an oil painting.
 
“Artist in the Window” will become a regular event at Arata Art Gallery that will give visitors to downtown Benicia an opportunity to watch an artist create a work of art while staying socially distanced in the outdoor air.
 
When: Saturday, July 11th, 12-5pm
Artist MaryLou Correia will be outside the Benicia Plein Air Gallery, in the side courtyard. MaryLou will have unframed works at reduced prices from 2-6pm, during “Meet the Artist.”
 
30% of sales will be donated to the Contra Costa and Solano County food banks.
 
Also on exhibit is a new collection of plein air paintings by all 13 of the gallery’s artists.
 
When: Saturday, July 11th, 2-6pm