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

93 years of discovering what connects us through the arts.

                  BREAKING NEWS! 

       Deadline to Buy the Art Centre

    EXTENDED to December 14, 2021

                Learn More Here

We have identified more than 50% of needed funds!!

ADD YOUR NAME TO THE PLEDGE BASKET!

Help reach the goal of
1000 pledges

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A pledge of funds is optional

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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. 

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

1515 3rd Street (corner of E Street)

San Rafael, CA 94901
415-454-9561

 

Admission free to the public during open hours and for most events. 

 

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

The Art Centre is OPEN Thursday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Closed holidays. 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 full requirements and recommendations here:

 

    

      

 

CURRENT AND UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

 

VISIBLE/INVISIBLE

Fine Arts Exhibition IN-GALLERY.  Exhibition dates:  August 28 to October 2, 2021.

ALL ABOUT WOMEN

National Fine Arts Exhibition, in our Virtual Gallery, August 28 through October 28, 2021. 

CERAMICS OF BETTE GOLDEN LAMB

a special commemorative show

August 29 through October 2, 2021 in the Main Gallery.

ARTIST SHOWCASE

Highlighting the works of four member artists. October 10 through November 30, 2021.

 

CALL FOR MSA MEMBERS - 94th ANNUAL MEMBERS' SHOW

Celebrating our 94th year of bringing fine art to the public. In person receiving October 13 and 14, 2021.

CALL FOR ARTISTS - FRESH ART 2021

National Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, presented in our Virtual Gallery.  Open to artists 18 and over.  DEADLINE OCTOBER 11, 2021

CALL FOR ARTISTS - THROUGH THE LENS

Call is closed.  See the INVITED ARTIST

National Juried Photography Exhibition, presented in our Virtual Gallery. Open to artists 18 and over. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2021

CALL FOR MSA MEMBERS - FALL SHOWCASE

THIS CALL IS CLOSED

An in-depth look at four members works.

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PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES 

Portrait Painting and Drawing

Workshops with Deirdre Shibano.

 

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 has gone virtual

The second Friday of each month, Please join us on the Art Works Downtown virtual art walk, 2nd Friday of every month at 6 p.m.

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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