Welcome to the Art Centre


Foster an environment where all people grow & thrive through the arts.


All humans are blessed with creativity that thrives when nurtured. The arts in all forms enrich the human spirit.

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 opportunities.

Our Main Gallery, Flex Gallery & Ground Floor Gallery showcase  new displays of original art every month, most available for purchase. Ongoing programs at the Art Centre and in the community promote cultural enrichment and the arts in all forms.

We support artists of multiple disciplines at all stages of their development, and foster activities that encourage the general public & under served communities to explore and incorporate the arts in their lives.

​Art Centre Hours:


Wednesday through Sunday Noon to 4 p.m.  Closed holidays.

CLOSED FOR WINTER HOLIDAY: December 23, 2019 through January 7, 2020

2nd Friday Art Walk [2nd Friday of every month] 5 to 8 pm.

1515 3rd Street (corner of E Street)

San Rafael, CA 94901


The public is welcome and admission is free for art exhibitions

Support Marin Society of Artists and our mission.

This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at   www.arts.ca.gov

Current & Upcoming Events


December 23, 2019 through January 7, 2020


2nd Friday Art Walk   5 to 8 p.m.

The second Friday of each month, Marin Society of Artists showcases its current exhibition.


MSA members reserve your space in the Gallery now. Open to non-members starting December 15, 2019

Fresh Art 2019, National Juried Exhibition

November 7 - November 30, 2019

Blue Light at the Gallery 

Comedy Night at the Gallery Friday, December 6, 2019 7 p.m.

An evening with Swami Beyondananda: Beyondananda and Beyond – An Evening of Cosmic Comedy and "Inciteful" Insight. Click for details and ticketing information.

The Winter Show: Members of Marin Society of Artists and invited guest, members of Valley of the Moon Art Association.

December 5 - December 21, 2019.

Create Your Own Art Show - Student show

December 7 and 8, 2019. Reception December 7

Call for Entry - The Winter Show

No online entry. Receiving December 1 and 2, 2019. Members and invited guest artists only.

Prospectus, Entry Form and Specifications & Policy click on link above.

Call for Entry - Artist's Vision

Deadline December 27, 2019. National Juried Exhibition

Call for Entry - A Moment in Time

No online entry. Receiving January 5 and 6, 2019.  Members only. Prospectus, Entry Form and Specifications & Policy click on link above.

​​Call for Entry - Fresh Art 2019

This call is closed.  Participating artists can check the Prospectus for important dates.



Adult and Children's Art Classes

Ongoing classes, plus non- instructor groups.

Fall Art Camp for Children

Gallery & Space Rental

Gallery and space rental is ongoing- Space is available for your meeting, class, social gathering and community group use. Email: msarentals@outlook.com

Pop-up Gallery Space

Main Gallery walls are available for "pop-up" shows for 7 or 12 day periods. A great opportunity for group, solo & student artists.

Artist Studios

There are seventeen artist studios at the Centre.  Please visit our artists during 2nd Friday Art Walk.


We have a small lot 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. Free parking on Sundays.  Click on "Parking" above 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.

© Copyright 2019 by Marin Society of Artists


Tel: 415.454.9561

Email: Contact@msartists.org

1515 3rd Street

San Rafael, CA 94901