City of San Juan Bautista

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San Juan Bautista Honored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation
On February 7th, San Juan Bautista was designated one of a Dozen Distinctive Designations for 2008 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Photo Credit: Keith Moon, Wine and Travel Magazine

Attending the ceremony in SJB were (from left): Dr. Stanley S. Bond – National Parks Service; Georgana Gularte – San Juan Bautista Historical Society; Ed Guaracha – California State Parks, Gavilan Sector; Carina Chavez – Congressman Sam Farr’s Office; Mary Sellen (front) – SJB Historical Society and lifelong resident of SJB; Anthony Veerkamp (rear) – National Trust For Historic Preservation; Priscilla Hill – Councilmember; Trish Paetz - City Clerk; Jan McClintock – City Manager; Bill Ritz – Senator Denham’s Office; Roberta Paul – Native Daughters of the Golden West
Theater and Performing Arts
El Teatro Campesino – nationally recognized theatre offers a variety of performances
Oriana Chorale – vocal concerts at the Mission San Juan.
Cabrillo College Festival of New Music
Musicians/Composers Frances Thompkins and Tim, CD of “San Juan Chickens”

Visual Arts
Art Galleries and Exhibitions
Bear Flag Gallery
Steve Borelli - Fine Art Photograph
Casa Galleria
Galeria Tonantzin
Mission Gallery
Southwest Roundup Studio Gallery
City Hall (311 2nd Street): monthly quilt exhibit
El Teatro Campesino: Archival exhibit of 40 years of American theater history & art

Aromas Hill Artisans
Steve Borelli, Phone: (831) 245-6078
Jennifer Colby, Studio San Juan, 407 2nd Street, Phone: (831) 623-2783
Dennis Gaxiola, Portrait Photographer, Phone: (831) 623-ARTE
Don Heitkotter's Art Gallery & Studio, 107 C The Alameda, (831) 623-9928
Brian Moncla: on exhibit at San Juan Oaks Country Club. Phone: (831) 637-6224
Gayle C. Sleznick, Studio 808, Phone: (831) 623-2964
Toma Tomov, 404 4th Street, #1
Jeanie Watson, Casa Galleria, 107 B The Alameda, (831) 623-4635
Kathy Watson (Hozhoni), Phone: (831) 277-7030

Plein Air Workshops
The Paintable Feast - Celebrate the bounty of San Benito County through workshops with master painters.  Cathy Carli (831) 636-7311
Art Supplies
Country Rose Gallery, 722 San Benito Street, Hollister, Phone: (831) 634-1627

Artist Groups
Hollister Art League
Pinnacle Quilters
San Benito Writers Group, 2nd Sunday of the month, 7 p.m. Phone: (831) 637-9144

Art Events
San Juan Bautista Gallery Walk - Every Second Saturday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monthly exhibit openings at galleries, with refreshments served at selected galleries at 5 pm.
(see websites under Visual Arts for details)
Third weekend in April – San Benito County Open Studios Tour
Second weekend in December – Galeria Tonantzin weekend conference about La Virgen
Arts, Crafts and Special Events - check out our Calendar
Monthly quilting program
Beading classes - Wednesday and Thursdays, 6:30-8:30, Charmed, 410 Third St #D. Reservations required for Beading classes. Phone: (831) 623-2479


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