Welcome to the Art Centre
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
1515 3rd Street (corner of E Street)
San Rafael, CA 94901
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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Support MSA and its mission
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
MUSIC FOR IN GALLERY RECEPTIONS/2ND FRIDAY ART WALK PROVIDED BY JT & FRIENDS
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
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.
Rent space at our gallery for Open Studios
Open to Marin Society members only. January 11-February 3.
Open to artists 18+ years old in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Deadline: February 17, 2024
PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
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.
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
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
Ongoing classes, workshops, plus non-instructor groups.
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.