General Arts & Culture


Whether your idea of artistry is a Mozart concerto, or a jam band drum solo, Marin County has you covered. Thanks to our closeness to the cultural and counter-cultural mecca San Francisco, artistic expression has always flourished here. And today it’s stronger than ever. So feed your soul at the open-air Mountain Play, the indie-centric Mill Valley Cinema, The Marin Symphony, as well as museums and sculpture gardens catering to every taste. In Marin, when it’s time to get your culture on, we’ve got something for everyone.

For everything arts and culture, check out Marin Arts & Cultural Guide, a free online calendar for the arts.


Art Works Downtown, Inc.

1337 Fourth Street (between C & D Streets)
San Rafael, CA 94901

Art Works Downtown Inc. is a premier nonprofit art center in a 40,000 sq.ft historic building in the heart of downtown San Rafael on Fourth Street.  Featuring 4 art galleries, 28 studios with artists at work, a jewelers guild, crafts... Read More


Bolinas Museum

48 Wharf Road
Bolinas, CA 94924

Founded in 1983, the mission of the Bolinas Museum is to collect, preserve, and exhibit the arts and history of Coastal Marin and to present exhibitions and events that provide inspiration and cultural enrichment to residents and visitors. Admission is... Read More


California Film Institute

Contact: Beau Blanchard, Development Associate
(415) 526-5836

The mission of the California Film Institute is to celebrate and promote film as art and education. We achieve this goal through three core programs: year-round programming at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, the annual Mill Valley Film... Read More


Dominican University

50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-457-4440 or 1-888-323-6763

We offer an exciting array of art exhibits, musical and dance performances, lectures and presentations, receptions and athletics events. 

We are known for our popular Visual and Performing Arts, including our Guest Concert Series, the Dominican Chorale, San Marco Art Exhibitions,... Read More


Downtown San Rafael Arts District

Small City, Big Arts • San Rafael, California

The Downtown San Rafael Arts District partners with local arts leaders, businesses, city officials, and community members to create a vibrant and engaging environment that promotes well-being, equity, and inclusivity through the arts.  Our mission is to provide access to... Read More


Falkirk Cultural Center

1408 Mission Avenue
San Rafael, CA

Falkirk, an 1888 Queen Anne-style Victorian building is the former home of shipping magnate Robert Dollar. The 17-room mansion was purchased by the community in 1974 to be preserved as a historic and cultural resource. This national landmark building is... Read More


Kanbar Center of Performing Arts at Osher Marin JCC

200 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903

The Kanbar Center has established a strong and well respected reputation within the community as a Center for the Performing Arts in Marin County.  We have been presenting a stunning lineup of world-class performances from emerging and established performers annually... Read More


MarinArts Arts & Culture Guide


Contact: Kathleen Gaines, Marketing Director

MarinArts promotes the art and culture of Marin County through its online events calendar and directory of artists, arts organizations, and venues. MarinArts makes it easy to discover and participate in creative and cultural events throughout our community, including arts... Read More


Marin County Civic Center

3501 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

Thousands of visitors come to Marin County each year to see the futuristic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Marin County Civic Center. It was Wright’s last major commission and is one of the famed architect’s most distinctive designs. It is now a... Read More


Marin Cultural Association

10 Avenue of the Flags at Marin Center

The Marin Cultural Association advocates for and serves as a catalyst to increase participation, advance collaboration and optimize resources for culture in Marin County. Proceeds to the Marin Cultural Association help us with our mission to support arts and culture... Read More


Marin History Museum

45 Leveroni Court
Novato, CA  94949
(415) 382.1182

Celebrating Marin since 1935!

The Marin History Museum’s mission is to celebrate the traditions, innovation and creativity of the people of Marin County, California. Through exhibitions and education programs built around the expertise of noted historians and an unparalleled collection, the Museum inspires honor... Read More


Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA)

500 Palm Drive
Novato, CA  94949

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art is a vibrant arts center that connects art, community and artistic expression. We offer exceptional contemporary art exhibitions that showcase local, national, and international artists, with new exhibits on view every six weeks.

MarinMOCA is located... Read More


Marin Society of Artists

1515 Third Street
San Rafael, CA  94901

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 opportunities.  We support artists at all stages of... Read More


Marin Symphony


More than 65 years bringing great music to life to our community.

The Marin Symphony Association is one of the longest-running, most prestigious, cultural organizations in Marin County and the Bay Area. The orchestra was the inspiration of a small group of... Read More


Marin Theatre Company

397 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Founded in 1966, Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area's premier mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in... Read More


Mountain Play

1556 Fourth Street, Suite B
San Rafael, CA  94901

The Mountain Play Association’s mission is to produce an annual, spectacular, outdoor theatrical experience that nurtures an appreciation of Mt. Tamalpais, involves and strengthens the community, and builds on decades of tradition. The Mountain Play has been serving the Bay... Read More


O'Hanlon Center for the Arts

616 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts is a unique community-focused nonprofit art center located on two acres at the base of Marin County’s Mount Tamalpais. From our rich history to our beautiful setting, O’Hanlon Center has much in common with other... Read More


Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

200 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903

The Osher Marin JCC is a non-profit community organization – a place where people can enhance their lives through various activities that reflect the unique values of Jewish history and culture. We invite the entire community to take advantage of... Read More


Ross Valley Players

30 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
Ross, CA 94957
415-456-9555 x.1

Ross Valley Players produce diverse, professionally-oriented, high quality live theatre that evokes, entertains, and enlivens the human spirit. We invite the participation of an evolving and expanding community. We provide an open, collaborative environment in which to learn and develop... Read More


The Image Flow

401 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

The Image Flow has been serving Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area since 2008. We offer exhibition quality archival printing, retouching, and image restoration services. We provide workshops, classes, and lectures with renowned photographers in all areas of... Read More