Marin Open studios believes that communities flourish when local artists thrive. For nearly 25 years, we have increased awareness of local artists within the communities where they live and work. By inviting the art-appreciating public into the artists’ studios, we are increasing art appreciation and building future generations of artists and patrons.
Our signature event is our annual self-guided art discovery tour of artists’ studios, which occurs during the first two weekends in May. We also produce a Gallery show and hold an annual Gala, which is free to the public and includes an art auction.
We donate a portion of the proceeds from our annual auction to Drawbridge, an agency that provides access to art for homeless children, and Cedars of Marin, which offers an arts program for developmentally disabled adults.