Art & Culture

Student artists invited to submit artwork to upcoming County Art Showcase

The San Benito County Office of Education & San Benito County Arts Council are accepting submissions for Feb. 16 showcase at Vets' Hall
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The San Benito County Office of Education and the San Benito County Arts Council are currently accepting artwork submissions from local students, grades Pre-K to 12th, in all media for a countywide art showcase on Thursday, Feb. 16. 

Students are encouraged to enter paintings, drawings, sculpture, mixed-media and literary art pieces. Entry forms are available at the County Office of Education and Arts Council’s websites or offices or may be picked up at local school sites. Entries must be submitted the County Office of Education at 460 Fifth St. no later than Feb. 15.

For more information on how to enter, contact Colleen Meyers at [email protected] or the Arts Council at [email protected].

More about the County Art Showcase

Students, families and community members are invited to attend this free event “The World in Me: Self-Portraits, Nature & Stories” from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister. 

The showcase will include an exhibition of visual and literary art, as well as a performing arts showcase of local dance, theater, music and improve groups, including Folklorico Juvenil, the Animation Dance Community, Allison Barns Irish Dancing, the San Benito Dance Academy, ComedySportz Improv and more. Light refreshments will be served.

For questions or more information, please feel free to contact the Arts Council at [email protected], call at 636-2787 or visit

San Benito County Arts Council

The San Benito County Arts Council’s mission is to: *Promote diversity, quality and involvement in the arts for all residents in San Benito County *Encourage cultural and artistic growth and create opportunities for the production of art *Provide access to the arts through programs in the visual, performing and media arts *Establish a favorable climate for artists to live and work and for the arts to thrive