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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

94 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.

COVID 19: Masks are no longer required, but they are recommended. Please do not enter if you feel unwell or have symptoms.

1515 3rd Street (corner of E Street)

San Rafael, CA 94901
415-454-9561

 

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

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CURRENT AND UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

 

EXHIBITIONS

ARTIST'S FAVORITE

Join us for our first exhibition of the New Year. Opening reception January 13, 5 to 8 pm.  Show continues through February 4.

WATER

Online Fine Arts Exhibition, January 30 - March 31, 2023.  Artist Reception, via ZOOM, February 5 at 5pm PST

 

 

 

SPECIAL EVENT

Marin Open Studios at Marin Society of Artists

Marin Society opens its Gallery to all artists who would like to participate in Marin Open Studios. Space will be available to rent for the either, or both, of the first two weekends in May.

FOR ARTISTS

EXHIBITIONS TO ENTER

EXPOSED 2023

Fine Arts Photography Exhibition, open to all artists 18 and over. Deadline for Entry: March 17, 2023

 

ART AND CULTURES OF THE WORLD

Open to all artists in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, age 18 and over.  Deadline for Entry: February 17, 2023.

TWO OF A KIND

Member show where artist enter artwork in pairs, up to 4 pieces. See Prospectus for details and use ONLY the special entry form for this show.

PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

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 and Here.

​​​​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 show listings above. More Info

 

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

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" 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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