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.

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                  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!!

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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

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The Art Centre is OPEN Thursday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Closed holidays. Safe practices are observed. Masks are required for those not fully vaccinated. 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

 

​​THE LEFT COAST - IN THE GALLERY PRESENTATION

An MSA Members Exhibition.  July 10 to August 21, 2021. Due to heath concerns the reception, Sunday, August 15, 2021, will be via ZOOM.

EXPRESSIONS 2021

National Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, in our Virtual Gallery, July 10 through August 27, 2021

ARTIST SHOWCASE

Highlighting the works of eight artist, July15 to Sept. 14, 2021, in our Virtual Gallery

 

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS - VISIBLE/INVISIBLE

In-gallery MSA Member show. Receiving August 22nd and 23, 2021.

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS - ALL ABOUT WOMEN

National Juried Exhibition, presented in our Virtual Gallery.  Open to artists, regardless of gender, 18 years and older.  DEADLINE: AUGUST 12, 2021

CALL FOR ARTISTS - THROUGH THE LENS

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

 

 

 

            PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES 
 

Spring series: 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.

​​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

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. 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.

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