Artcelerator gives thanks, encourages art community

Dear Tribune Editor,

[On Feb. 19] you published an article by Hannah Hatch about Art Beat, the Howard Finster exhibit, and the work that Artcelerator has been doing to cultivate a new art culture here in Martinez. We want to commend Hannah for her well-crafted write-up, and thank her for propelling the movement.
The Tribune deserves our gratitude for giving art a recurring place in its publication.

Special thanks to the artists who showed and the businesses who hosted. And of course, thank you Martinez for coming out to support Art Beat.  

Our efforts are based on a shared truth: art brings communities together. The best way to help us achieve our shared vision – of a thriving art community downtown – is to tell people about the art, the artists, the energy, the excitement, the possibilities that you’ve experienced through Art Beat. Dream out loud, to everyone you meet.
Especially artists. Do you know someone whose works are edgy, novel, skillful? Direct them to the submissions page on our website,

We look forward to seeing you at the next Artist Hangout, Art Beat, or Beat at the Vets!

Thank you Martinez,

Tony Rishell

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