Arts & Entertainment & Cultural

Marin County is well known for its arts, entertainment and culture. The County is proud of its home-grown Marin Symphony that plays to sold-out audiences each season. The Mountain Play, one of the longest running theatre companies in Marin, performs its annual Broadway musical production in a huge amphitheatre at the top of Mount Tamalpais. The Marin Center in San Rafael is the venue for national and international music, theatre and dance productions and numerous exhibitions throughout the year.


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


417 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960

In the heart of downtown San Anselmo, Desta Gallery is a unique conceptual gallery showcasing contemporary fine and feature works that are aesthetically pleasing, conceptually stimulating and socially engaging. The gallery will also bring various events such poetry readings, guest... 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


3415 Shoreline Highway
Stinson Beach, CA  94970

Emmeline Craig, born in France, moved to California in 2000. You can meet her and see her work at her own Blissful Gallery in Stinson Beach, CA. on Highway 1. Her paintings, large and small, have won the hearts of... 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


Hopmonk Tavern Novato

224 Vintage Way
Novato, CA 94945

If you’ve been to our first two Taverns you’ll expect another original interpretation, this time in Northern Marin County, of the things we love. That’s serving fresh, in-season craft beers alongside our unfiltered Tavern classics, Kellerbier and Dunkelweizen. Preparing in... Read More



Contact:  Sirima Sataman
11401 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station, CA  94956

INK.PAPER.PLATE is a printmaking studio and arts workshop specializing in letterpress, woodcut, linocut, etching, monotype, screenprinting and bookarts.

The retail workshop showcases artist-made goods, sells art supplies, offers personalized art instruction for all levels of artists, and hosts... 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


Lorraine Almeida Fine Art

18856 Highway One
Marshall, CA 94940
Open by Appointment Only!

Lorraine’s career as teacher, author, artist, and consultant has culminated into her personal art studio, located steps away from Tomales Bay, in the tiny coastal Marin community of Marshall, California.

With a Master of Fine Arts from San Francisco Art Institute,... 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 Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA)

500 Palm Drive
Novato, CA  94949

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art is a vibrant arts center which helps the visual arts flourish. We offer free contemporary art exhibitions that showcase local, national, and international artists, while creating a supportive environment for artists to work, collaborate, and... Read More


Marin Symphony


 60 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 professional... 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


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


Point Reyes Open Studios

Point Reyes Open Studios              

The Point Reyes Open Studios Group (PROS) was established in 1997 to promote the work of artists living around Tomales Bay.  Realizing the wealth of talent in the communities of Point Reyes Station, Inverness Park, Inverness, Olema and Marshall, the... Read More


Sweetwater Music Hall

19 Corte Madera Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Box Office: 415-388-1100

The much-anticipated Sweetwater Music Hall – a community gathering place and live music venue dedicated to bringing back the Sweetwater’s musical legacy to Mill Valley – opened in late January of 2012. The opening of Sweetwater Music Hall marked a... Read More


Terrapin Crossroads

100 Yacht Club Drive
San Rafael, CA 94901

Perched beautifully along the canals of San Rafael, Terrapin Crossroads is a fantastic new restaurant and music venue that pays homage to the abundant varieties of fresh ingredients and homegrown creative talent we are lucky to have around the Bay... Read More


Trek Winery

1026 Machin Avenue
Novato, CA 94945

Trek Winery began as a family owned and operated winery in 2007 after years of amateur winemaking and wine business experiences.  Opening its first public tasting room in September 2012 in Downtown Novato, Trek Winery has become a premier venue... Read More