Shared  Space Program


Sharing space with another artist or group can work to your advantage! Visitors are drawn to clusters of artists, which will usually result in higher traffic. In addition, when each artist in the group invites from their own mailing list, many more collectors are likely to visit.

If you’re an artist seeking an alternative space, let us know so we can help you. We collect the names of interested artists and assist in matching requests as best we can, but we don’t negotiate sharing arrangements. If no suitable space is found, we’ll refund your registration fee. Studio locations must be finalized by January 30, 2024 to be included in the Tour Guide. Below are a few ideas for you to pursue.

Plan your own group open studio

Find an indoor or outdoor space, possibly a courtyard or a vacant retail space, and team up with other artists to hold a group open studio. Note: there is no “group” discount. We will list your proposed location to help artists find and join you.

If you have extra space, consider hosting another artist in your studio. For example, an artist showing wall-hung works might host a tabletop jeweler. 

Reserve an Available Space for Rent

Contact the following to find a shared studio that will work for you.

  • Art Works Downtown (TBD for 2024) – 1337 4th Street, San Rafael. Available both weekends. Contact Stan Gibbs, 415-451-8119, 
  • Bay Model (TBD for 2024)- 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito.  Installation May 1, 9am-1pm. Contact Dan Cassidy, email: Not open Sundays.
  • Crome Architecture (TBD for 2024) – 905 4th Street, San Rafael. Available both weekends. Contact Lauren Purcell, 415-521-5225,
  • Falkirk Cultural Center – 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. Contact Patty McCulley, 415-485-3343, Artists apply to Falkirk to be curated and to be advised of crucial dates. Rates: $100 per room plus 30% of sales, or $300 per room, no percentage taken. 
  • Marin Art and Garden Center – 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. Contact: Iris Lax, 415-455-5260, Curated. $400 both weekends. Event posted to newsletter, eblast and social media.
  • Marin Society of Artists – 1515 Third Street, San Rafael. Available both weekends. Contact John Henry, 510-684-3213, $75-$180 for 60-144 sq ft.
  • Tiburon Landmarks Art and Garden Center (TBD for 2024) – 841 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon. Contact Melissa Cornelius, 847-421-1294, Banquet tables and wall space provided. Certificate of insurance statement required and 20% donation for sold artwork to Landmarks Society.
  • Tiburon Town Hall – 1505 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon. Contact Melissa Cornelius, 415-343-5667, Weekend 1 only, no fee. Artists may need to bring their own panels and/or tables.
  • Venture Pad (TBD for 2024) – 1020 B Street, San Rafael. Available both weekends. Contact Chris Yalonis, 415-309-0331,


Open late April to Mid May, 2024
May 4-5 & 11-12, 2024

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