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Arts Benicia Benefit Art Auction and Gala

Friday, September 24, 2010
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event Type:
Arts Benicia
Location Details:
Ironhorse Showroom
990 Grant St.
Benicia, CA 94510

Every September, art lovers and collectors from all over the Bay Area attend Benicia’s most exciting event: Art Benicia’s Benefit Art Auction! Now in its 18th year, the evening will once again feature auctioneer Ed Gold of Reynolds & Buckley to enhance the experience for donating artists and guests alike while more effectively helping Arts Benicia continue to nourish and celebrate cultural life in Benicia and the greater Bay Area.

Guests are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy passed appetizers and peruse the selections of this year’s Silent Auction, which will close at 7pm. The Live Auction will commence in conjunction with dinner catered by Benicia’s own First Street Café, and will feature marvelous art lots, stimulating adventure packages, and scrumptious desserts.

And the fun doesn’t stop with the last bid! After the live auction, photographers Michael Van Auken and Michael Malerba will host a special commemorative portrait opportunity for couples and groups, a perfect way to remember the evening!

Advance reservations are $55 per person and $100 for couples. Tickets have been selling fast; don’t miss the action and opportunity to support an important community organization: Arts Benicia! To RSVP: please visit the Arts Benicia website at or contact the gallery at (707-747-0131; info [at]

Major sponsors this year include IronHorse Home Furnishings, Benicia Magazine, and The Rellik Tavern who in addition to a cash sponsorship, has donated $500 in gift cards to be gifted to Auction volunteers. Additional sponsors are Westamerica Bank, Allied Container Systems and BAIC Multimedia & IT Solutions who is offering in-kind technical support.

More information about Arts Benicia:

Like many non-profits, Arts Benicia has been impacted by the economic downturn. Now more than ever Arts Benicia relies heavily upon the revenue generated from this annual benefit event.

For over 20 years, Arts Benicia has served as the hub of Benicia’s large Arts community, nurturing inspiration in artists and the community at large with diverse exhibitions, classes and adjunct activities. Arts Benicia gives visitors the opportunity to experience art in a myriad of ways: from viewing, to learning, to creating, and the ensuing inspiration that develops is far reaching beyond the gallery walls.

Arts Benicia’s ability to stimulate and educate the entire community is reflected in every event and program, from The Art of a Community, the annual open Members’ exhibition, to the growing Children’s Gallery Program that engages local schools, to the off-site Arts Benicia Presents exhibitions around town. Arts Benicia’s regional recognition as a stellar non-profit Arts organization continues to play a crucial role in celebrating the Arts as a focal point of Benicia, and enriching the cultural life of the area.
Added to the calendar on Sun, Sep 5, 2010 2:46PM
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