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.

In The Shop | February 25

Contemporary Knit Club at WERKSTATT

Bring your WIP or UFO to this gathering of fiber aficionados, or if you have no idea what those are, bring your questions and your knitting needles because all are welcome at this monthly meetup.

In The Studio | Opening Reception March 10

Memento Mori | Memento Vivere

The artworks in this exhibition from the Bay Area Photographers Collective and Samurai Foto (Yokohama, Japan) are as varied and complex as the natural world around us.

In The Shop | March 16 & 17

Make a Wool Landscape 

Dive into the creative galaxy with Meredith Law, who will guide you through the process of painting with fibers and a needle. You’ll walk away proudly carrying a completed piece of fiber art! 

In The Shop | March 24

La Vie en Rose: Silk Flower Making

In this workshop, taught by milliner Laurie Berliner and textile designer and painter Barb Dixon Jobin, you will create an elegant 3” silk rose, perfect for a wristlet, flower pin or hat adornment.

Notes from the Garden

High School Helping Hands

MAGC is a place for hands-on learning, sometimes with power tools! Three high school students took out an ailing hawthorn, under the careful supervision of Michael Bogart.


Iris Lax named as Executive Director

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that, after an exhaustive search, Iris Lax has been hired as the new Executive Director of Marin Art and Garden Center.

In The Shop | Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

WERKSTATT Returns to The Shop

A new season has arrived and WERKSTATT has reopened with a freshly curated mix of local art and handcrafted design, open weekends through the end of March.

Join Us

Marin Open Studios

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

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 to discuss your gift to Marin Art and Garden Center