Art in the Park
Celebrating 48 years of Art in Martinez The Martinez Arts Association (MAA) presents the 48th annual Art in the Park on Sunday, August 20, at Susana Park in Martinez, from 10 AM - 5 PM. Over 50 artists are expected at this free community event. Come and enjoy fine arts and crafts created by local artists, along with live music, food trucks and beverages including wine and beer. “Many of the participating artists return year after year, because this is such a special event that always draws a large crowd. It really has a local community feel to it,” says Vernon Sanders, MAA President. The music line-up this year includes the high-energy Tamsen Donner Band, featuring blues and a great selection of original tunes. Check www.martinearts.org for the complete schedule of live music. Additional bands will be announced soon. Art in the Park is the MAA’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Don’t miss this year’s silent auction that raises money to support the arts in local schools. We are featuring an Art Flock of fabulous lawn flamingos, created and donated by participating artists. There is plenty of free parking in downtown Martinez with a golf cart shuttle from the Farmer’s Market area at the Starbucks plaza. Founded in 1968 as a nonprofit organization, the MAA organizes and participates in many community events throughout the year. Our goal is to encourage art culture and education for local youth. Fundraising proceeds provide scholarships to graduating seniors as well as art grants for elementary through high school teachers. The Martinez Gallery is also a branch of the MAA, and 15% of gallery sales is donated towards the art grant program. For more details about Art in the Park, please visit www.martinezarts.org.