Welcome to the Art Centre
Foster an environment where all people grow & thrive through the arts.
VALUES & BELIEFS
All humans are blessed with creativity that thrives when nurtured.
The arts in all forms enrich the human spirit, foster communication and lead to understanding.
Shared creativity bridges differences and forges unity.
Equity Statement of Purpose
WHAT WE DO
96 years of discovering what connects us through the arts.
MSA at a Glance
Marin Society of Artists is a non-profit organization dedicated since 1927 to promoting the arts in our community. We partner with non-profit organizations and others to provide a broad array of arts and enrichment opportunities.
MSA and our partners sponsor ongoing programs at the Art Centre and in the community that promote cultural enrichment and the arts in all forms. Our Main Gallery, Flex Gallery & Ground Floor Galleries house new displays of original art every month, most available for purchase.
We foster activities that encourage the general public & under served communities to explore and incorporate the arts and enrichment activities in their lives. We support artists of multiple disciplines at all stages of their development.
Art Centre Hours:
Thursday through Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m.
1515 3rd Street (corner of E Street)
San Rafael, CA 94901
COVID 19: Masks are no longer required, but they are recommended. Please do not enter if you feel unwell or have symptoms.
Public admission is free during open hours and for most events.
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MSA activities are supported in part by the California Arts Council. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov
Parking Onsite parking with one disabled parking space. 2 hour free parking on the north side of 3rd Street across from the Centre. Metered parking on E Street. Meters free on Sundays. Click on Parking for downtown parking locations and fees. ANNOUNCEMENT: The City has extended the FREE WEEKEND PARKING, in the A Street and C Street Garages. Public parking is free in the two 5-story parking garages in Downtown San Rafael all weekend long. These parking garages are near 4th & A Street and 4th & C Street.
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CURRENT AND UPCOMING ACTIVITIES
MUSIC FOR IN GALLERY RECEPTIONS/2ND FRIDAY ART WALK PROVIDED BY
JT & FRIENDS
Sixty-two artists from twenty-three states and Canada. Exhibition dates: June 1 - July 31. Reception: Sunday, June 11 at 5 p.m. PDT via ZOOM
If you like abstract art, you don't want to miss this show. May 18 - June 10. Closing Reception: Friday, June 9, 5 to 8 pm.
Holiday Open House
Marin Society members offer their works for sale in time for holiday gift giving
EXHIBITIONS TO ENTER
ALL ABOUT WOMEN 2023
An International Online Exhibition open to all artists of any gender, over the age of 18 years. DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: JULY 17, 2023
Marin Society Members only exhibition. See Prospectus for receiving and show dates.
PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
Blue Light At the Gallery Series: Virtual poetry, music and more. Watch for ongoing programs.
Crossroads Programs: A host of arts and cultural activities with our community and partners Here and Here.
The second Friday of each month. Please join us on the Art Walk on the 2nd Friday of every month 5 to 7 p.m.
Check the show listings above. More Info
Adult and Children's Art Classes
Ongoing classes, workshops, plus non-instructor groups.
Activity Space Availability
Space is available for arts & enrichment activities of all kinds, as well as for your meeting, class, social gathering and community group use.