The New Gallery 621 is now located at 309 First Street in the historic town of Benicia. I am fortunate to be sharing this new home with a group of the most amazing and talented artists I have ever encountered. After a few weeks of hard work and getting all of the details finalized, we are ready to open our doors this Thursday, March 5th, from 11am to 5pm. Our official “Grand ReOpening” is being held on Saturday, March 14th, in conjunction with the City of Benicia’s Beer Crawl and the Second Saturday reception at the Plein Air Gallery next door. Our new gallery is a bit smaller than the original location but is still packed full of an array of AMAZING artwork from some of my favorite artists and friends… Nikki Basch-Davis, Pam Dixon, Lee Wilder Snider, Stephen Schumm, Bea Guttman, Kathy Oja, Bob Nelson, Sharon Payne Bolton, Susan Aulik, Linda Stevenson Dunlop, Jerrold Turner, and myself.
Gallery 621 has been a staple of Benicia’s art scene for the last 4 years. Some of the original resident artists have relocated to this new location while others have made our “sister” gallery, The GearBox Gallery in Oakland, their new home. With the art scene in the Bay Area seemingly going through a transitional phase and trying to find new footing, many artists still feel a commitment to the various communities that have supported them through the years. This is very evident with Gallery 621 and it’s future in Benicia.
We look forward to providing tourists and residents some of the best in the world of art and sculpture that Benicia has to offer. Benicia has a long of history of supporting the artist community and we intend on keeping that traditional alive and well.