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. 

WHAT WE DO

93 years of discovering what connects us through the arts.

                     BREAKING NEWS! 

           Help us BUY the Art Centre

         Deadline: December 14, 2020

                Learn More Here

No funds required

A pledge of funds is optional

A pledge of support is priceless
ADD YOUR NAME TO THE PLEDGE BASKET!

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:

 

Saturdays, 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 every Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.  Safe practices are observed. Masks, gloves and hand sanitizer are available to help keep you and others safe. Please do not enter if you don't feel well or are exhibiting symptoms.

                 Please read full requirements here

 

We continue to offer virtual arts, activities, and exhibits.             

               

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SECOND FRIDAY ART WALK GOES VIRTUAL!

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

 

93rd Annual Members' Show

October 15, 2020 through January 21, 2021. Virtual reception, via Zoom, Friday October 16, at 5 PM Pacific.  Meet the Jurors. Several of the artists will present their work and answer questions.

Blue Light at the Gallery

Friday, November 6, 2020 - 6pm Pacific 9pm Eastern.

Featuring: Maxine Chernoff, Ellery Akers, and Rebecca Foust.

MARIN 6

Six Marin Society of Artists, displaying their works in the Gallery, December 2 through December 31, 2020. Wednesday through Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m.

 

 

Looking Around An MSA Member show September 16, 2020 through November 5, 2020.

 

 

FRESH ART CALL ENTRY CLOSED

National Juried Exhibition in our Virtual Gallery

Invited Artists

NOVEMBER POP-UP MEMBER SHOW CALL

Delivery dates start the week of October 18. You must read the Prospectus for dates and to SIGN UP to bring your work in. This will be a self install and follow COVID-19 protocols to  keep all of our members safe.

​​2nd Friday Art Walk   5 to 8 p.m.

The second Friday of each month, See current exhibition and visit 17 artist studios. Note: Due to the pandemic, 2nd Friday has gone virtual.

Friday Painting Group 

Every Friday from 1 to 4 - all are welcome.  See page for details and cost.

Adult and Children's Art Classes

Ongoing classes, plus non- instructor groups.

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

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. 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. 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.

CURRENT AND UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

© Copyright 2020 by Marin Society of Artists

Tel: 415.454.9561

Email: Contact@msartists.org

Address

1515 3rd Street

San Rafael, CA 94901