Arts

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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Grupo Folklórico "Carisma Mexicana" outside of the Community Foundation office in Hollister. Photo by Diviana Navarro.

Local Folklórico group gives first-place performance

Working specifically with young children, the organization emphasizes the importance of maintaining an appreciation and practice of cultural roots with new generations.

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The Art of Eating: A Farm-to-Table Benefit for the Arts. Photo provided.

San Benito Arts Council to host farm-to-table benefit for the arts

The Arts Council's second annual farm-to-table benefit will highlight food from local producers prepared by local chefs Mike Fisher and Becky Herbert.

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Artist Bryan E. West talks to people viewing his work. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Vertigo Coffee Roasters displays Bryan E. West art at monthly opening reception

Participants at Vertigo Coffee Roasters monthly opening reception enjoyed art by Bryan E. West and music by Dave and the Kids.

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San Benito Stage Company kicks off it's summer musical of "My Fair Lady"

San Benito Stage Company begins a series of performances throughout the month at the Granada Theater in Hollister with "My Fair Lady"

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Rachelle Linda Escamilla. Photo by thepoetry.com.

Hollister native invited to the Library of Congress

Poet Rachelle Linda Escamilla has been invited by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division to record her work on July 12.

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(From left to right) Noelle Clark, Brian Rawson, Mandisa Snodey, Jennifer Colby, Ramona Hill, Rachelle Eagen (Choctaw). Kanyon Coyote Woman Sayers-Roods in front. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

First Friday at Crēdo Studio: Local and Native Foodways

San Juan Bautista event focused on Mutsun Ohlone culture, including food and storytelling.

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