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, 'Art in the Park' in August, and the 'Holiday Boutique' in December.
The proceeds from these events along with membership dues help the MAA provide scholarships to local graduating seniors in the arts. Also, in response to budgetary cutbacks to our public schools, the MAA offers grants to teachers for purchasing art supplies for their students.
The association's greatest annual fundraiser, 'Art in the Park', is held the third Sunday in August.