Art and Culture in Marin Blog Collection

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Above: Art and Culture in Marin

This is a special selection of blog posts that share a single topic of Art and Culture in Marin County.
Discover and participate in creative and cultural events throughout the Marin community, including art events and educational opportunities for all ages throughout the year!. 

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Marin's Dynamic Arts and Culture Scene

By Joe Kukura

 

Northern California’s Marin County has a special place in the American art scene. The home of movie stars like Sean Penn and George Lucas and rock ’n’ rollers Sammy Hagar and Huey Lewis,...[Read More]

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Learn Something New at Marin's Best Museums

By Joe Kukura

 

The wilder side of American museums is on permanent display just north of San Francisco in Marin County. Its museums are an eclectic collection of tributes to Northern California’s influence on American life...[Read More]

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A Weekend in San Rafael: The Arts and Open Spaces

By Joe Kukura

 

The arts and the great outdoors come together for a unique combination in San Rafael—the largest, oldest and most culturally diverse city in Marin County. While beautiful parks and wide-open spaces make up...[Read More]

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Learn Something New This Spring in Marin County

By Joe Kukura

 

Sharpen your skills or discover a new craft in the culinary, creative and cultural arts by visiting Marin County, which attracts luminaries who live life to the fullest on the “sunny side of...[Read More]

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The 32rd Annual American Indian Art Show – Marin

By Whitney Butler

 

Did you know that until European contact in the 1600s, nearly one-third of all Native Americans in the United States lived in California? What’s more, early California American Indians were a broad,...[Read More]

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Marin County’s History of Mountain Biking

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

Did you know that Marin County is the birthplace of mountain biking? It was right here in Marin that some of the first ever mountain bikes (aka "klunkers") raced down Repack Road....[Read More]

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Movies You Never Knew Were Filmed in Marin

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

Calling all Star Wars fans! Did you know that Lucasfilm, the company that produced Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, hitting theaters later this year, is actually headquartered in...[Read More]

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Art in Marin

By Whitney Butler

 

The job of an artist is to lead by inspiration—to see the invisible, to imagine the impossible. As part of its history, culture and community, Marin County nurtures this sentiment on several fronts.

 

Throughout...[Read More]

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Marin's First People

For Marin’s earliest inhabitants, the Coast Miwok Indians, fall was an important season for acorn harvesting, a time to store food before the onset of winter.

Autumn is also a perfect time to learn about the...[Read More]

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Film in Marin

Fall is film festival time in Marin, with the glitterati and paparazzi jetting in for the world-renowned Mill Valley Film Festival from October 2 through 12. The wildly popular, Italian Film Festival, now it its...[Read More]

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Marin's Free Music & Film

One of the great things about Marin in the summer and fall is the plentitude of free music performances and movie showings. Pack a picnic and a couple of lawn chairs and enjoy the unique ambiance...[Read More]