Creative Placemaking

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We are proud to invest in creative-placemaking in downtown Hollister by supporting art exhibitions, community performances, public art and more.  Please have a look at our current and upcoming programs & events!


Life Skills Art Exhibition (January-February 2017)- An exhibition of student work from our Life Skills Art Program with special needs students from San Benito High School and Hope Services.


ART 109 (February-March 2017)- Annual high school art exhibition featuring student work from San Benito and Anzar high schools.

Open Studios Art Tour Exhibition (through May 27th) at ARTspace, 240 Fifth St. in Hollister


We invite you to experience ART NIGHTS on the First Wednesdays of the month at the Certified Farmers Market from May-September.  Art Nights is a coming together of art, culture and community in the center of downtown Hollister, featuring performances by Mariachi de Alma, Mr. O’s Community Jazz Band, San Benito Dance Academy, Sammy’s Animation Dance Community and others!  This event is free and supported by a partnership between the San Benito County Arts Council and Hollister Downtown Association to encourage community engagement, creative placemaking and arts accessibility within the heart of our downtown.  For more information, please contact us at 831.636.2787.


We are staunch advocates of public art throughout the community.  We have funded several public art projects, including the Freemont Memorial Tunnel (2015) and The Bounty (2009) murals by Arturo Rosette, and are proud partners of the Utility Box Mural Project (2015).  Please visit our Public Art webpage to learn more about public art.

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