Marin County is an area of vibrant art across all mediums, ages, and areas, and more than a few nonprofits are dedicated to keeping the arts thriving in the county. The 2023 readers’ choice Best of the County winner is MarinArts (pictured above). For the rest of the Marin Magazine‘s Best of Marin County Arts Nonprofit picks see below.
Our 2023 Philanthropy category sponsor is Chambers + Chambers.
We’ve broken it down by region: Southern and Central Marin.
What was once a cluster of military buildings has been transformed into an environment for artistic creativity. Their residency programs provide artists with the space and time to truly dig into and explore their passions and craft.
944 Simmonds Rd, Sausalito, 415.331.2787
This collection of over a hundred Bay Area artists gather in the ICB ART to sell their work, teach fellow artists, and collaborate with the community. Their art is exhibited both locally and nationally, demonstrating the wide range of skills within the association.
480 Gate 5 Rd, Sausalito, 415.332.0730
Firmly rooted in the heart of downtown San Rafael, Art Works Downtown is committed to having art of all kinds where the public can easily access it. They’re dedicated to promoting art education in the community and strengthening that bond between artist and city.
1337 4th St #30, San Rafael, 415.451.8119
This arts and culture organization is constantly throwing the next best party, from author events such as book readings to a night of opera at a local theater. Kids will also love their summer camps and classes.
5800 Northgate Dr # 250, San Rafael, 415.578.3856
Since 1927, the Marin Society of Artists has been committed to promoting arts in our community. Particularly popular is their Marin Open Studios event, where artists around the county open their doors for people to view the best of their work.
1515 3rd St & E Street, 1515 3rd St, 415.454.9561