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Artcelerator is proud to present the February 20th Art Beat! 6:00PM // 500-700 Blocks Main Street //  600-700 Blocks Ward Street // Open to the public and free to attend. This month’s Art Beat is going to be a milestone for the Martinez art scene. It is sure to draw a lot of patrons to the… Keep Reading


Artcelerator Hangout Nov.24th @ 6:30PM

Artcelerator is a grassroots art movement and collective sprouting from an active network of local artists, bands, performers, and creative enthusiasts who want to see a revolution in culture and free expression in the town of Martinez and surrounding communities. We believe that the enrichment and revitalization of the community downtown will grow out of the… Keep Reading

Art/Artist Spotlight/News

Artist Spotlight – Jenna Armstrong

Jenna Armstrong is a Martinez native who has discovered her deep passion for creating fine jewelry through her ongoing search for a creative outlet to appease her unbridled creativity and wild imagination. Vividly intelligent and fashionable, I immediately knew that when The Martizian recently caught up with Jenna for an interview, we would be certainly… Keep Reading


Art Beat – November 13th

Downtown Martinez Art Beat is a new, free monthly event bringing artists and community together. Come tour businesses hosting art from local, featured artists. Friday, November 13th at 6pm on 500-600 blocks of Main Street in Downtown Martinez. Listed below are this month’s hosts and featured artist (with @Instagram links): Future Primitive Tattoo and Art… Keep Reading

Art/Events/Opinion/True Stories

An Emerging Art Culture

There have always been talented artists in our community, great resources for showing their work and fun events to engage the community. Now, more than ever, there is an atmosphere breathing fresh life into our local art scene. Independent collections of ideas, talent, and people are generating initiative to bring art to the forefront of… Keep Reading

Artist Spotlight

Julia Vann: Identity in Perspective

The waves crashing against the rocks, escaping the stop-and-go traffic along the highways, looking over the valley from a mountain top, avoiding the commotion and chatter within a coffee shop, and the spread of morning glory across the wall of a dilapidated building, all serve as images of the juxtaposition between nature and city that… Keep Reading

Wine & Dine with Nickel & Dime

Many East Bay residents went out to show their support for local chef, Manuel Bonilla, Monday night as he debuted his true culinary knack and creativity with his pop-up restaurant, Nickel & Dime. Bonilla, a Pittsburg native, has worked his way up the culinary ranks by working as anything in the kitchen from line and… Keep Reading

Categories/Local Businesses/Opinion

Call It What You Want

Martizians can be tribal, we all want better for our community and sometimes we have different ideas about what “better” truly means. We feel differently about what needs to be prioritized and how we can be more successful as a community. There is a daunting phrase that has been passed down through numerous iterations of… Keep Reading

Art/Opinion/True Stories

A New Generation of Artists

There is an immeasurable amount of talent here in Martinez. There may be no precedent for unbridled creativity that is taking place within our East Bay community. Many fresh and veteran artists have grown here, rooted here, or passed through Martinez aware of the artistic relevance in this environment. There is truly “something in the… Keep Reading

Local Businesses Reflect Community Spirit!

Our Poll this week: Which local business best captures the spirit of their community?? Our local businesses have character! They are unique and reflect the spirit of their community. The experience of visiting many of these businesses includes working directly with the owner/proprietor or talking with someone who already knows your name. Maybe it’s a small… Keep Reading

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