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 Studio | Weekends through April 21

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. 

For Kids | Wednesdays

Brushstrokes of Imagination

In collaboration with Ross Rec, unlock your creativity with an after-school art class for 4th and 5th graders! Join us on Wednesdays for a dynamic and engaging art experience in our beautiful gardens. 

In The Studio | April 21

Meet the Artists

Learn more about the Memento More | Memento Vivere exhibition from the artists themselves. Stroll the gallery, ask questions, and chat with the creators.

In the Studio | May 4–5 & 11–12

Marin Open Studios

Local artists from around Marin gather to display their works and invite you to admire and shop. The Studio hosts 12 artists, including photographers, illustrators, and painters, two weekends only!

In The Garden | May 4

Seed & Soul Club Plant Swap

Bring cuttings, plants, pots and accessories to swap, and you bid on the items that you like the best from other plant enthusiasts. Registration required.

In The Garden | May 4

Annual Spring Plant Sale and More

Start your day with Seed & Soul Club’s Plant Swap, then add to your collection from our seasonal plant sale. Visit the artists showing with Marin Open Studios in our Studio, there’s so much to see!

Notes from the Garden


Another chapter for the storied Mission pear tree growing near the Octagon House? Garden Manager Michael road trips with some scions to get a lesson in grafting and other kinds of connections.

For Kids | May 19

Drawn Together Family Fun Day

Experience a children’s art exhibition and enjoy fun family art activities in the gardens, along with picnic treats and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit DrawBridge’s free expressive arts programs.

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