Welcome to the Art Centre


Foster an environment where all people grow & thrive through the arts.


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. 


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!!


Help reach the goal of
1000 pledges

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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:


Saturdays and Sundays, Noon to 4 p.m. Some in-gallery shows will offer extended days. 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


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  Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. With tier status changing, please call before coming  to make sure we are actually open. 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.     






IN THE GALLERY:  Artist's Favorite

January 9 through February 28, 2021

ZOOM RECEPTION SUNDAY, January 17, 5pm Please click through to the page for Zoom link.



Spaces and Places

A group showing of artwork by members of Marin Society of Artists and Marin County Watercolor Society. Exhibition Dates:  January 22 through March 11, 2021. Virtual Gallery.  Zoom reception: Sunday, January 31, at 5 p.m.


Winter Show 2020

Marin Society Member Show December 16, 2020 through February 25, 2021.  Virtual Gallery.




93rd Annual Members' Show

October 15, 2020 through January 21, 2021. Virtual Gallery.





National Juried Exhibition in our virtual gallery.

Entry Deadline: February 10, 2021. 


Live, online, Portrait and Landscape Workshops with Deirdre Shabano





​​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.

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


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.


© Copyright 2020 by Marin Society of Artists

Tel: 415.454.9561

Email: Contact@msartists.org


1515 3rd Street

San Rafael, CA 94901