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

Art & Culture

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.

Art & Culture

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.

Art & Culture

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.

Art & Culture

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.

Julianna O'Hara paints in the studio with oils. Photo courtesy of Julianna O'Hara.

Art & Culture

Artists offer virtual studio tour

San Benito County Arts Council hosts online show during COVID-19 pandemic.

Open Studios artist Michaela Graves, Hollister home studio. Photo provided by SBC Arts Council.

Art & Culture

Arts Council takes annual Open Studios Tour online

Community invited to explore the 2020 Virtual Open Studios Tour and Arts Marketplace from Sept. 12-26.

Summer Art Camp 2020. Photos provided by San Benito County Arts Council.

Art & Culture

Arts Council announces virtual Summer Art Camps

Three-day camp provides opportunity for students to try different styles, mediums and techniques.

Farm to Table Salad Course. Photo provided by San Benito County Arts Council.

Art & Culture

San Benito Arts Council to host Farm to Your Table benefit dinner

Three-course pick-up dinner will take place on July 19 at the Farmhouse Cafe.

Aromas Bridge project by 2019-2020 Arts Express! Grantee Terra Cultura. Photos provided by San Benito County Arts Council.

Art & Culture

San Benito Arts Council gives out 20 Arts Express grants

$28,000 to go to local artists, art groups, and arts and cultural organizations through direct funding.

Art & Culture

Local Artists are Encouraged to Apply for the Open Studios Art Tour 2020

Applications are now open for the Arts Council's Open Studios Art Tour that will take place this coming April.

Grantee Vicki Rashkin used Arts Express! funding to purchase xylophones for a music program at Ladd Lane Elementary School. Photos provided by San Benito County Arts Council.

Events

San Benito County Arts Council relaunches the Art of Giving for #GivingTuesday

The Arts Council is raising funds to increase arts engagement and accessibility in San Benito County.

Hollister firefighter Vince Grewohl stands next to his art on display. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Art & Culture

First responders reveal their creative side in art exhibit

Show features works by police and fire at San Benito Arts Council reception, with proceeds going to mental health and peer support.

Students participate in the San Benito County Arts Council's STEAM Art Camp at the ARTspace ANNEX in Hollister. Photo provided.

Nonprofits

San Benito GIVES: San Benito County Arts Council

Raising funds to support Arts in Education program, which serves over 6,000 local students throughout the county.

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and San Juan Bautista Mayor Cesar Flores. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Art & Culture

Poets gather in San Juan Bautista for three-day symposium

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and others hold workshops at Saint Francis Retreat.

Photographer Alicia Arcidiacono (left) takes a moment for a photo with her husband in front of her photographs. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Art & Culture

San Benito County photographers highlighted in ‘Framing a Story’ opening reception

Show features photographic essays by 10 artists.