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

94 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.

Closed holidays. 

 

COVID -19: Safe practices are observed. Masks are required for EVERYONE, whether vaccinated or not. Gloves and hand sanitizer are available. Please do not enter if you feel unwell or have symptoms.  Read more here:

1515 3rd Street (corner of E Street)

San Rafael, CA 94901
415-454-9561

 

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

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CURRENT AND UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

 

EXHIBITIONS

ARTIST'S FAVORITE 2022

2022 starts off showcasing member's favorite artwork. January 7 through January 29, 2022.

 

​​​ARTIST SHOWCASE

Highlighting the works of four member artists, in our Virtual Gallery, December 10, 2021 through January 21, 2022.

ARTIST'S VISION 2022

National Exhibition, in our Virtual Gallery, January 15 through March 14, 2022.

​​ALL THINGS GREAT AND SMALL

Member show, February 1 to February 26, 2022

PORTRAITS

Member show, March 4, 2022

EXPOSED 2022

Annual Photography Exhibition, in our Virtual Gallery, March 15 through May 14, 2022

SPECIAL EVENTS

MARIN OPEN STUDIOS

at MARIN SOCIETY OF ARTISTS

April 30 - May 1 and May 7 - May 8

FOR ARTISTS

EXHIBITIONS TO ENTER

SPACE RENTAL FOR MARIN OPEN STUDIOS

AT MARIN SOCIETY OF ARTISTS

ARTIST'S FAVORITE 2022

Marin Society of Artists January member show.

ARTIST'S VISION 2022

International Fine Arts Exhibition. Invited Artists.

ALL THINGS BIG AND SMALL​​

Marin Society of Artists February member show.

ARTIST SHOWCASE - SPRING 2022

Highlighting the works of four Marin Society of Artist members. February 15 through May 1, 2022.

EXPOSED 2022

National Photography Exhibition. DEADLINE: February 24, 2022.

 

 

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.

​​​​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 7 p.m.

January 14 art walk cancelled.   Check the show listings above. More Info

Wednesday Painting Group 

Every other Wednesday 10a to 1p - all are welcome.  See page for details and cost.

Adult and Children's Art Classes

Ongoing classes, workshops, plus non- instructor groups.

 

SPACE AVAILABILITY

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

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" 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.

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