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Wine & Watercolor Class - Fairfield

February 25, 2017; 7-9pm

This is a one day class, and includes wine and a light snack. Learn the basics of watercolor and leave with a completed art piece.


Price is $40/person; max. of 12 students.  The class will be taught at the Solano Art Gallery in Fairfield.

In My Dreams: Art Show

February 3- April 23, 2017

Lawler House Gallery, 718 Main Street, Suite 101, Suisun City, CA

Hours: Friday through Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm
Cost: Free


The opening reception for “In My Dreams”, a new art exhibit at Lawler House Gallery, is Saturday, February 4, from 5 to 7 pm

Napa Valley Writers Club: C. S. Lakin

Wed., Feb. 8, 2017; 7-9pm

Ms. Lakin will discuss that novels, like buildings, need to conform to time-tested structural principles. The Club meets at the Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists Church, 1625 Salvador Avenue, Napa.


25th Annual Membership Dinner Meeting

Sunday, January 22, 2017, starts at 5:30pm

Join us for our 25th Annual Membership Dinner Meeting.  It will be held at the Eagle Vines Golf Club, 580 South Kelly Rd. Napa.  Dinner is $40 for ACAF members; $50 for nonmembers.  RSVP by Thursday, January 19.  Charter members have been invited to talk about the original goals and dreams of the Foundation.  It will be an amazing evening!

"Resolutions" - Gallery 621

Thru Jan. 29, 2017

Reception: Saturday January 14th; 3-6PM

Gallery 621 Artists invite you to view and enjoy our 2017 Opening Show. 11 artists, including Nikki Basch-Davis; Linda Stevenson Dunlop; Daniel Hunter; Daniel Klapprott; Marjorie Lutz; Cherry Moore [pictured].


Gallery:  309 First St., Benicia, Hours  Thu. 12-3 and Fri.- Sun. 12-6

NV Writers Club: Jordan E. Rosenfeld

January 11, 2017, 7-9pm

January's talk is "Get Intimate with Your Character:  Master Point of View for Dazzling Character Development."   Ms. Rosenfeld will talk at the Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists Church,1625 Salvador Avenue, Napa


Ablaze With Color! Lawler House Gallery

Oct. 28, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017

The Lawler House Gallery in Suisun City hosts a new show every 3 months.  The current show is Ablaze With Color.  


Located at 718 Main Street, Suisun City. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Noon - 4 pm.

Arts Benicia: Art of a Community 2017

Jan. 21-Feb. 19, 2017

Arts Benicia will begin our 30th year with one of our most important exhibitions, The Art of a Community, which showcases the multifaceted talents of our artist members!


Opening Reception:  Saturday, January 28, 6:00 - 8:00 pm 

Family Art Day: Sunday, January 29, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Ekphrastic Poetry Readings, Saturday, February 4, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

These events are free and open to the public.

Arts Benicia: The Art of the Toy

Dec. 3-22, 2016

he Art of the Toy  explores the toy as a work of art, the toy as a vehicle for the imagination. Whether created for play or as a reference to playthings, toys can embody our own personas. They can be filled with nostalgia, fun, scary, ridiculous, or thought provoking. Join us for a playful exhibition.

ACAF Holiday Boutique & ARTwalk

Boutique: Dec. 3-18; ARTwalk: Dec. 9-10

Two holiday events to support our local artists!  Thanks to Browman Development Company, we will host a Boutique at the Safeway Shopping Center, 11am-7pm.  And we will have an ARTwalk at the Canyon Plaza on Dec. 9-10, 2016.


Read More for the Flyer and Call For Art.

Glimpses of Me--ACHS Student Art Show

Dec. 2-16, 2016

Celebrate the artistic talent of American Canyon High School's Art Students. The Reception will be Friday night, Dec. 2, from 5-7pm. in Room B217 of the High School (3000 Newell Drive, AC). Light refreshments will be served.


This is a free event but donations are always welcomed!

An Affordable Art Sale

Sat. October 22, 2016, 10-4pm

June Lee will be showing Printmaking and Collage. Fred Morse will be showing Porcelain Garden art/paintings/Personal Art. Margaret Olivieri will be showcasing Watercolors. Cookies, muffins, and refreshments available :)  The event is located at 1146 Broadmoor Dr. Napa.


Sept. 29-Oct. 20, 2016

We’re looking for artwork inspired by your Dreams! Whether day-dreams or night visions…dreams provide a wealth of creative inspiration, and creating artwork inspired by dreams can be a powerful tool for self-understanding. (Artist Entry Dates:  Sept. 23-24) 

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts • 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley CA 94941

Paper Cuts - Arts Benicia

Oct. 15-Nov. 13, 2016

Works on/of/with paper by emerging artists from Bay Area MFA programs.  Curated by Thomas Wojak.  Opening reception: Saturday, October 15, 6 – 8 pm.

Arts Benicia is located at: 991 Tyler Street, Ste. 114, Benicia.

Sat. 10/29/16, 4-7pm

The second annual event, sponsored by Helping Hand--Indo American.  The event will be at the American Canyon Community Gym, 100 Benton Way.  


Food, Dance, Performances.  Free to the public.