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Our Gallery

Welcome to the Art Centre

MISSION

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, Flex and Ground Floor Galleries house new displays of original art every month, most of which is available for purchase. 


We foster activities that encourage the general public and 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:

Wednesday through Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m.

Closed holidays.

1515 3rd Street (corner of E Street)

San Rafael, CA 94901
415-454-9561

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.

To view participating member's artwork, click on Artist Galleries. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Support MSA and its mission

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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. Two 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.

SPACE AVAILABILITY AT THE ART CENTRE

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.
email: msarentals@outlook.com

Rent Gallery Space

Main Gallery walls are available for "pop-up" shows for 7 or 12 day periods.  For details and to book  email: msarentals@outlook.com
 

Artist Studios

Visit 17 working artist studios. For studio rental email:  msarentals@outlook.com

Click below to go directly to the Virtual Gallery

CURRENT AND UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

EXHIBITIONS

MUSIC FOR IN GALLERY RECEPTIONS/2ND FRIDAY ART WALK PROVIDED BY JT & FRIENDS

ABSTRACTION

Come view the world from a different angle.

May 16 - June 8, 2024

CALIFORNA MIND - 2024

Local artists, from the greater SF Bay Area, give us a view of California. June 12, 2024 through July 13, 2024 Reception: Friday, June 14, 5pm – 8pm

BLUE LIGHT AT THE GALLERY

Poetry - LIVE at MSA!    Produced by the Blue Light Press.
Sunday, June 23, 2024 – 6:00 pm


 

 

 

 

 

FOR ARTISTS

EXHIBITIONS TO ENTER

July Member Show

On The Road

In Gallery Exhibition open to all artists over 18 years of age.  All works must be hand delivered to gallery - no shipped in works

To enter now:

World of Ceramics

 

Online Exhibition, open to all artists over 18 years of age.

This call is closed. Click below to see invited artists.

Artist's Eye

INVITED ARTISTS AND ARTWORKS

In Gallery Exhibition, open to all S.F. Bay Area artists over 18 years of age. This call is closed.

INVITED ARTISTS AND ARTWORKS

California Mind

ARTIST STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE

Sept. 1, 2024

Click for details and to apply

 

 

PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

​​​​2nd Friday Art Walk

The second Friday of each month. Please join us on the  Art Walk on the 2nd Friday of every month 5 to  8 pm. Check the exhibition listings above.

 

 

THE MSA CRITIQUE

 

First Friday of the month, starting at 10AM.
Bring in your latest work or two, or something in process.  Receive a friendly and helpful critique from fellow artists.  In the Flex room. FREE

 

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.

Adult and Children's Art Classes

Ongoing classes, workshops, plus non-instructor groups.

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