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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 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.

Gallery closed Dec. 26, 2023 - Jan. 6, 2024

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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. 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 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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CURRENT AND UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

 

GALLERY CLOSED DEC. 26, 2023 - JAN. 6, 2024

EXHIBITIONS

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

LIGHT AND DARK

An Online photography exhibition featuring artists from 17 States and Israel.  October 1 through November 30, 2023. ZOOM Reception Sunday, October 15, 5 p.m. PDT

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Marin Society members offer their works for sale in time for holiday gift giving. Plus: Family Art Table with art materials suitable for children under 8 years of age, but all ages are welcome to experiment and create. November 30 through December 21, 2023.

 

Elf Hunt Find the Elves to win prizes Elf Hunt continues through January 4.

MOS@MSA 2024

Rent space at our gallery for Open Studios

FOR ARTISTS

EXHIBITIONS TO ENTER

FRESH ART 2023

Online Fine Art Exhibition, open to all artists 18+ years old. Deadline for Entry:  December 2, 2023

 

Holiday Open House

Call for art. Open to Marin Society of Artists Members. Fine art for wall display and/or members can reserve space on a table or pedestals for small items such as cards, small pieces of art, or gift items.

SCULPTURE AND ASSEMBLAGE - AN EXPLORATION

Open to artists 18+ years old in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Deadline: February 17, 2024

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 7 p.m. Check the exhibition listings above.

 

Wednesday Drop-in Painting

1p to 4p Non-members welcome. Space to paint, no instructor, see details.

THE MSA CRITIQUE

First Friday of the month, starting at 10AM, Next session: December 1 
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

 

Colorist Oil Painting Workshop

Join Carol Smith Myer for this one day workshop, December 14, 2023.

Blue Light At the Gallery Series: Virtual poetry, music and more. Watch for ongoing programs. Celebrating the publication of Moonlight and Reflections – Nine Sonoma Poets. Friday, December 1, 2023 - 6 pm Pacific Time

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.

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

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