Assemblymember Robert Rivas and Arts Council Executive Director Jennifer Laine in Sacramento for California Nonprofits Day. Photo courtesy of the Arts Council.

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Assemblymember Robert Rivas names SBC Arts Council as Nonprofit of the Year

The Arts Council is one of more than 100 nonprofits that was honored by their state senators and assemblymembers.

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Arts Council to host First Responder Art Show

Proceeds and money raised from the sale of the art will benefit mental health and peer support for local emergency responders.

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Arts Council opens enrollment for Summer Art Camps

Different mediums are offered in the different three-day camps.

2021 Arts Express Grantee, the Hollister Downtown Association, displays an artist designed window by Michaela Graves.

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Arts Council accepting applications for grant program

Deadline to submit an application is June 17 at 5 p.m.

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Arts Council seeks artists for a Highway 25 sculpture project

The deadline is May 11.

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SBHS student reaches finals in state Poetry Out Loud competition

San Benito County Poetry Out Loud winner, Angelo Hillstock, scored as one of 11 of the top recitation submissions at the 2022 California Poetry Out Loud State Finals.

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Arts Council seeking artists for San Juan Bautista mural project

All applications must be submitted online by April 29.

Image courtesy of the San Benito County Arts Council.

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Arts Council to host new exhibition

'It’s Been a While' will be up at The Art Depot from March 25 to May 5.


Arts Council to receive $150,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

The Arts Council plans to release the first round of grant applications in early 2022.

Inside the Art Depot. Photo courtesy of the San Benito County Arts Council.

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San Benito County Arts Council opens a new community art space

The new Art Depot, will offer indoor and outdoor learning, meeting, office and exhibition space for all things art and culture.

Cardboard mask created at an Arts Council community art class with teaching artist, Stephanie Skow. Photo courtesy of San Benito County Arts Council.

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Arts Council announces the 6th annual San Benito County Cardboard Challenge

Local organizations are encouraging residents of San Benito County to make cardboard creations to celebrate the power of creative play.

Hollister artist Danae Parra painting for the 2017 Utility Box Mural Project. Photo courtesy of SBC Arts Council.

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Applications now open for Arts Express Grant Program

This year’s program prioritizes artists as essential workers, with the Arts Council seeking to fund projects that demonstrate how artists are part of the solution to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SBC Arts Council COVID Art Relief Grantee Flying Colors Dance and Fitness. Photo courtesy of SBC Arts Council.

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SBC Arts Council awards COVID Arts Relief Grants to local organizations and businesses

Arts Council recently awarded nine arts-based groups with a total of $22,700 in relief funding.

Dan Campos—Toad. Courtesy of SBC Arts Council.

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SBC Arts Council takes Small Works Exhibition and Art Giveaway online

Exhibition features over 60 original artworks no larger than 7"x9" created and donated by over 30 local artists.

Arts Council 2020 Arts Express! Grantee El Teatro Campesino. Photo provided by SBC Arts Council.

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Applications open for COVID-19 Art Relief Grant programs

San Benito Arts Council offers two grant programs designed to aid and support local arts organizations and cultural groups that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.