ArtBeat draws performers and pedestrians alike

Marco performing “In Our Nest” at ARTU4iA Saturday, March 19, 2016. (HANNAH HATCH / Martinez Tribune)
Marco performing “In Our Nest” at ARTU4iA Saturday, March 19, 2016. (HANNAH HATCH / Martinez Tribune)

By HANNAH HATCH
Martinez Tribune

Artcelerator hosted their 4th ArtBeat in downtown Martinez March 19.

“Emerging artist’s” sculptures created by Allan Diosana and Tim Tarrant, were featured at IFPTE Local 21 at 624 Ferry St. Live music by Greg Burdett and Mike & Marlee was also featured during the gallery show, as well as poetry readings from Alhambra High School’s Creative Writing Backroads.

ARTU4iA, 725 Ward St., featured artists Alex Miller, Anthony Moore, Hazel Jean and Laura Noel.

Singer and songwriter Marco played an acoustic set at 9 p.m., also at ARTU4iA. Marco played songs from his recent album, “In Our Nest.” The melodic music set the crowd in a trance and had many gathering in ARTU4iA to enjoy the end of the event.

Pandora Sutherland featured her “Crystalline Cavern” outside of the Barrelista Coffee Shop at 736 Main St., which also hosted music from young artists Easy Target, Special Guest, and Emelia Simmons.

Artcelerator’s artist hangout was hosted by Barrelista on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Artists, art enthusiasts and community members met at Barrelista to network, discuss the art they do, and make plans for their part in the community. Local artists Julia Linsteadt, Anthony Moore and James Patton made presentations for the group.
Stay tuned for the next Downtown ArtBeat. The event is not finalized, but you can look forward to more local artists and live music featured in downtown Martinez on Saturday, April 16.

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  1. ArtBeat events have not been going on in town for four years … The last ArtBeat was the fourth “monthly” event, not the fourth “annual”.

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