Marin Art and Garden Center

 is a special gathering place that celebrates learning, growth and the beauty of nature; a place to be inspired, educated and entertained—or to just be.
The grounds are open sunrise to sunset, seven days a week; the parking lot is open from 9 am–5 pm.

Tickets on sale now | Thursdays starting June 27

Summer Concert Series

Hear all your favorites from rock, jazz, bluegrass, soul, French chanson, rockabilly, Brazilian, and more.  There’s something for everyone, dine al fresco, dance, and sing on summer evenings.

Events | Wednesdays starting in June

Yoga in the Garden

Join us each week in the summer for a special blend of yoga stretch and Hatha flow aimed at improving strength and flexibility. Instructors Itzik Laron and Mirabai Warkulwiz welcome all levels.

In The Studio | June 1–July 28

Human—Nature

The work of Annette Goodfriend, Ruth Tabancay, and Esther Traugot addresses the  fragile interplay between the natural world, science, and humans in this dramatic exhibition.

Events | June 14, 10 am & 3 pm

Eco Printing with Meredith Law

Embark on a journey into the enchanting world of eco-printing with artist Meredith Law. You’ll learn to create botanical prints on silk, cotton and paper using flowers & leaves.

Events | June 28

Botanical Watercolor Painting

Working with watercolor paper, learn ways to sketch and draw plain air, then build compositions in layers of color and form. Sharon Virtue will give you tips to make drawing and painting playful.

Notes from the Garden

Alice and Mia

Since conservationists Alice and Mia guided him to develop care and passion for the Monarch butterfly, Garden Manager Michael has developed a deeper understanding of its fragility and importance.   

Join Us

Marin Open Studios

Saturday–Sunday
April 30–May 1 | May 7–8
11 am—6 pm
In The Studio

Garden Allies with
Frederique Lavoipierre

Thursday, May 5 at 2 pm
The Studio
$15

Pop-Up Plant Sale

Saturday, May 7
10 to 2 pm
Shop Courtyard

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IRS Guidelines for Gifts from Donor Advised Funds to Support MAGC Events

Thank you for your interest in giving to the Marin Art & Garden Center events from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) or Family Foundation.

We sincerely appreciate your generosity and support!

To ensure your gift follows the current IRS guidelines for DAF/Family Foundation support of an event, we would like to share the below guidelines with you.

  • Raffle tickets, tickets to galas and other special events, auction items, and benefits conferred in connection with a DAF/foundation grant are not permitted.
    • IRS has specifically ruled that fair market value associated with fundraising events cannot be separated, a practice known as “bifurcation.”
      • For example, with Edible Garden, if the price of the ticket is $200 and the FMV fair market value (non-tax-deductible amount) is designated to be $50, the donor must pay from sources other than her DAF/foundation for the full value of the ticket ($200) and not just for the non-tax-deductible amount ($50).
    • We recommend you confer with your financial advisor to confirm if any of these examples of how donors may still use their DAF to support an event would work for you:
      • A donor could sponsor the event, and not attend, and pay fully out of the DAF/foundation.
      • A donor could sponsor the event using DAF/foundation funds and attend by purchasing an individual ticket through non-DAF/foundation funds.
      • A donor could sponsor the event, join the event as a guest of another donor/table guest, and pay fully out of the DAF/foundation.
      • A donor could sponsor the event and host the afforded number of people at their chosen level as long as they pay for the seats at the lowest ticket price ($200 for Edible Garden) outside of their DAF.
        • As an example, a $1,500 sponsor that covers 2 guests, could pay for their sponsorship with $400 from a different source of funds, and then give an additional gift of $1,100 out of their DAF.

 

Please email Tod Thorpe, Director of Development at tod.thorpe@maringarden.org to discuss your gift to Marin Art and Garden Center