Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Registration for Open Studios begins

(Originally published in the 3/15/16 edition)

May is just around the corner. Soon, the weather will heat up, the air will be filled with the aroma of barbecues and Benicians will be treated to a sample of their town's most talented artists. 
   Benicia Artists Open Studios will be held May 7 and 8, featuring more than 50 of Benicia's artists both on First Street and in the Arsenal. Artists will open the doors to their studio spaces to let visitors see what kinds of art they are currently working on and chat with Benicia artists. Artists may even do live demonstrations, and patrons might have an opportunity to buy some art.
   Visitors will be able to ride a SolTrans shuttle from the Arsenal to many of the stops along First Street, including Lindsay Art Glass and galleries like Plein Air Gallery and Gallery 621.
   For artists who would like to have their work showcased at Open Studios, visit ArtsBenicia.org. You can print out an application form with a check payable to Arts Benicia, or you can make your payment over the phone by calling (707) 747-0131 from Wednesdays to Fridays. All payment information will be secure. The fee is $75 for Arts Benicia members and $85 for non-members. Both the form and payment are due no later than Wednesday, April 6. 
   Open Studios will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8. For more information, visit ArtsBenicia.org.

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