Welcome to the
Martinez Arts Association

Post-Card-galleryreception15Martinez Gallery

The Martinez Gallery’s new show Celebrate Martinez opened Friday, November 13th with a reception. We thank the community for a great turnout!.

Located at 630 Court Street, the gallery will be moving soon to 610 Court Street (corner of Escobar). The non-profit gallery is a branch of the Martinez Art Association (MAA) and donates 15% of sales as Art Grants to local schools. Open Monday-Saturday from 11am-3pm.

For additional information on the gallery, visit the gallery’s new website at http://maagallerymartinez.weebly.com or call 925-370-6270.


Art Project Grant Application

The Martinez Arts Association supports arts in the schools and encourages students to continue their interest in the arts. One reflection of this support is through grants to public  school teachers in the district to fund needed materials and resources for their classes.
Applications must be received by Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Download one of the files below for more details:

News Release

About MAA

Founded in 1968 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Martinez Arts Association (MAA) participates in many community events throughout the year. Our goal is to encourage art culture and education for our youth. We coordinate and sponsor art-related events such as, ‘SWAN Day’ (Support Women Artists Now) in March, ‘Open Studios’ in May, ‘Art in the Park’ in August, and the ‘Holiday Boutique’ in December.

From the proceeds of the association’s fund-raising, the MAA is able to provide scholarships to local graduating seniors to encourage their artistic endeavors. Also, in response to budgetary cutbacks to our public schools, the MAA offers grant funding to teachers for purchasing art supplies for their students.

The association’s greatest annual fund-raiser, ‘Art in the Park with Live Music’, is held the third Sunday in August. This event is normally held at Susana Street Park in downtown Martinez. However, this year (2014), the park will be undergoing construction for refurbishing. Plaza Ignacio Martinez, next to City Hall at 525 Henrietta Street will be the location for this year’s event on August 17, 2014.

In May 2007, the MAA opened a co-operative art gallery. The Martinez Gallery is located at 630 Court Street and participates in events organized by Main Street Martinez. The gallery’s operating hours are from Monday – Saturday 11 am to 3 pm.  Every 2 months, the artists of the gallery rotate their exhibit with a new theme. Fine art, jewelry, glassware, and assorted gift items are for sale at the gallery with a portion of the proceeds donated toward the MAA’s art grant program.