Arts

Artwork by Aromas Hills Artisan Cindy Couling. Provided by Arts Council.

San Benito County Arts Council announces a new exhibition

Community invited to an opening reception of Explorations: Creative Work by the Aromas Hills Artisans at the ARTspace Annex.

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Co-owner of The Literary Center Betty Lou Leaver (right) speaks to Anne LaForge (left) in the center's coffee corner. Photos courtesy of Betty Lou Leaver.

New one-stop shop for aspiring and published authors opens Saturday in San Juan

The Literary Center will offer book readings, consignment sales and publishing services to local writers.

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Photo provided by JMM Dance Co.

New All Abilities Dance Program for the Community

First session starts October 4 and runs for 10 weeks.

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Local nonprofits gather to listen and learn about projects in the county at United Way event at Garden Shoppe in Hollister.

San Benito's United Way nonprofit support goes far and wide

Community Investment Grants were announced in the evening glow of GardenShoppe's outdoor patio in Hollister.

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Silent auction goers in the Jardines de San Juan theatre room. Photo by Diviana Navarro.

Mexican art goes up for bid in silent auction

Works from Oaxaca to Nayarit in San Juan Bautista.

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The Body, Mind, and Soul kids choir summer program. Photo provided by Elvira Zaragoza Robinson.

Hollister kids choir to perform at upcoming MLK Gala

Body, Mind, and Soul Kids Choir will perform at October event in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Goat Hill Girls performing at the 25th annual Good Old-Fashioned Bluegrass Festival on Aug. 10, 2018. Photo by Joshua Miller.

PHOTOS: 25th Annual Good Old-Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Check out photos from Day Two of the music festival held at San Benito County Historical Park.

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Kelly Martin shows boots in the Vaquero Days vendor booth in 2016. File photo

Vaquero Heritage Days in San Juan Bautista celebrates the cowboy and the culture

Event at St. Francis Retreat promotes the history of the vaquero style.

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Image courtesy of Pixabay.

San Benito Stage Company to host second annual Casino Night

Casino-style games, raffle, and silent auction set for annual fundraiser.

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Gilroy native 1 A.M spitting fire. Photo by Elliot Ruiz.

Youth Alliance steams up open mic night

Along with the aromas of pastries and freshly brewed coffee, the air in the coffeehouse was filled with contagious beats and tongue-tying lyrics.

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The new mural in progress a few days before its debut. Photo by Diviana Navarro.

New mural livens up downtown Hollister

Collaborative effort between mayor, ARTI-Culture, and local muralists.

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54th annual Antique Fair coming to San Juan Bautista August 12

Rotary-hosted event includes refreshments and live music from Aromas and Hollister-based bands.

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Good Old-Fashioned Bluegrass Festival returns to Hollister

Hosted by the Northern California Bluegrass Society, the festival provides an authentic atmosphere for musicians and fans alike.

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File photo from Rib Cook Off 2018. Photo by Lisa Robinson.

Indian Market and Rib Cook Off Back on for Same Weekend in San Juan Bautista

San Juan Bautista merchants voiced support to have both events on the same date next year.

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Our posh members of the Ascot Gavotte. Photo provided.

My Fair Lady closes this weekend, and with it so do summer shows at the Granada Theater

This story is dedicated to the journey it takes San Benito Stage Company to put on a show for the community.

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Photo by Noe Magaña.

Car Show reaches new record for second year in a row

A record number of new and classic cars invaded downtown during the Street Festival Car Show. Music, dance, and food helped set the mood for all who attended.

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One-hundred and thirty-two people attended Sunday's Farm-To-Table Benefit for the Arts. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Farm-to-Table benefit supports art and agriculture

Courses for the evening were prepared by Mike Fisher of Fisher's and Becky Herbert of Farmhouse Café, and featured wines from Aromas Cellars. All food served was prepared from locally sourced ingredients, including produce, chicken, and duck eggs.

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Prayer Run from San Juan Bautista to Indian Canyon takes off. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Prayer Run and Storytelling Celebrate Indigenous Culture

Indigenous and nonindigenous people run from Mission San Juan Bautista to Indian Canyon. A fundraising storytelling event followed at Indian Canyon.

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(Left to right) Women's Club of Hollister President Jill Martin, Madison Ricker, John Robrock, and Jasmine Ulloa. Photo provided by the Women's Club of Hollister.

Local artists paint their way into first place

Over the past 17 years, the mentorship of retiring San Benito High School art teacher, Mr. John Robrock, has allowed students like Ulloa and Ricker to win similar art competitions.

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Author and Watsonville resident Joaquín Barreto. Photos courtesy of Joaquín Barreto.

‘El Otro Lado’: Immigrant author Joaquín Barreto to give book reading in San Juan Bautista

On Saturday, July 21, the self-published author and Watsonville resident will talk about his recent book, “El Otro Lado/The Other Side: An Immigrant Story," at the Carl M. Luck Memorial Library in San Juan Bautista.

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