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New Main Street Arts show illustrates ‘Heroes Around Me’

| January 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A new art exhibit opening this month at Main Street Arts lets students illustrate “Heroes Around me.” The show is a partnership with the Martinez Council of PTAs, whose PTA Reflections chairperson is Colleen Gianatiempo. She is organizing the show’s Jan. 12 opening reception. Gianatiempo is a Martinez fine artists, graphic and […]

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Martinez artist creating since childhood

Martinez artist creating since childhood

| January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Maggie Servantes knew her son, Richie, had talent when, at 4, he used a pad of paper to create scene-by-scene animation in a flip book. That’s how the classic animators who worked at Walt Disney, Warner Brothers and other studios painstakingly created cartoons before the days of computer-generated cartoons: One sketch at a time, with […]

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MHS to host John Mercurio book and talk

MHS to host John Mercurio book and talk

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

What: Martinez Historical Society’s special presentation for the community with John Mercurio speaking about his book Highway 21: The Farm Road that Became an Interstate in the San Ramon and Amador Valleys When: Sunday, January 27, 2019; 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Where: Veterans Hall. 930 Ward Street. Martinez, CA. Event details: John Mercurio, past […]

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Upcoming events at Main Street Arts

Upcoming events at Main Street Arts

| November 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

For December at Main Street Arts, our “Small Wall” will be back, presenting affordable art for the holidays! We will be participating in two activities for the Holidays. First is Sparkle Sip & Shop event in Downtown Martinez presented by Main Street Martinez to promote small business Saturday. You can stroll the shops in Martinez […]

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Martinez author’s book recalls ‘The Railroad That Never Was’

Martinez author’s book recalls ‘The Railroad That Never Was’

| November 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In an era when railroads throughout the United States were merging, two companies were so confident their merger request would be approved, they began painting locomotives and rolling stock in the bright, new logo pattern. After two years of consideration, the Interstate Commerce Commission denied the Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe […]

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Festival of Altars celebration honors Dia de Los Muertos

Festival of Altars celebration honors Dia de Los Muertos

| November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Sugar skulls, cigar-box nichos, large displays and a plaza filled with dancers turned Main Street into a Central American festival Saturday during the Dia de Los Muertos Festival of Altars. Under spreading black wings, which gained paper feathers decorated in colored chalk by children, residents set up small remembrances of lost loved […]

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Thornton Wilder’s classic comedy delights at  the Campbell

Thornton Wilder’s classic comedy delights at the Campbell

| November 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

By SCOTT BABA Arts and Entertainment Editor Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker,” now playing at the Campball Theater in Martinez, defies simple definition. It would be completely fair to label the play as a farce – it is, after all, extraordinarily farcical, with slapstick, confused identities, ridiculously unlikely coincidences and a brief moment of low-grade accidental […]

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Art passages gallery show illustrates importance of early child care

Art passages gallery show illustrates importance of early child care

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– A free exhibit of art by children and photographs of community-based child care centers is designed to show the availability of early child care programs in Contra Costa County. The show is the collaboration of the Arts & Culture Commission of Contra Costa County (ACS) and the Contra Costa County Community Services […]

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Artist’s beaver mural attracts attention

Artist’s beaver mural attracts attention

| September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– When artist Tim Hon made his first stroll of Martinez’s downtown area a few years ago, he was impressed. Little did he know the walk would lead to his creating a popular mural on the side of one of its businesses. And the owner of the business that bears the mural hopes […]

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Martinez Arts Association’s Art in the Park Aug. 19

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – More than 50 artists are expected to exhibit their paintings, sculptures and other works in Susana Park Aug. 19 in the 49th annual Martinez Arts Association Art in the Park show. More than an art show, this event also is the Martinez Arts Association’s largest fundraiser for the its goal of encouraging […]

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