Main Street Arts was founded in 2016, and offers a wide range of collectible fine art -- from fused glass, to photography, and paintings.
Our goal is to make Martinez an important part of the Bay Area art scene by showing and promoting the best in local contemporary art.
We offer a wide range of collectible fine art -- from fused glass, to photography, and paintings. It's also a great destination to find the perfect gift, with affordable prints and other small items.
The fact is, Martinez is a great town for the arts!
Stop by on Saturday, May 20th, during the Martinez Art Beat event, which starts at 6 pm! Browse Main Street Arts, meet the artists, enjoy their work, and enjoy beverages and appetizers.
Also, during the Art Beat event, Lynne McManus will be demonstrating how to watercolor on a plastic paper called Yupo. As you can expect, it is a slick surface and the paint can slide around and puddle into interesting patterns all on its own. The painter can also use different techniques to make it less fluid. The most wonderful effect with this paper is the colors of the watercolor. Since it does not get absorbed, it doesn't become lighter, it remains as clear and bright as when it was placed down. The color can also be wiped away to reveal the white plastic underneath. Lynne will demo some of the ways to make best use of Yupo. She hopes everyone will have fun and learn how beautiful, and different, it is to use Yupo. You can make beautiful, charming abstract and realistic paintings with this plastic paper.
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 12-4, Sunday 10 -2 613 Main Street, Martinez, CA 94553 925.269.8049
Main Street Arts, 613 Main Street, Martinez, CA 94553 925-269-8049