Gala for the Good of Arts

The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival began with a group of artists showing their work in downtown store windows. As the fest grew, it moved to Lytton Square and then to Old Mill Park in 1962. In recent years, Marin’s arts community has taken a financial hit with the rising costs of living, but the Friends of the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival are hoping to offer a hand. On September 10, a gala at the Throckmorton Theatre and an after-party at El Paseo will help raise funds and celebrate a milestone: the event marks its sixth decade this year. Printmaker Tom Killion, longtime festival board and committee member — he started his career at the event at age 16 — has created a piece for the anniversary as well. Here are more details about the festival.



1st GALA


60 years running

50% of artists from Bay Area

Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.