Julia Pozsgai in The Shop

Free Opening Reception Thursday, October 6 3–5 pm Visit the display in The Shop: October 6–22 Thursdays–Saturdays, 10 am–4 pm Visit the Shop Julia Pozsgai’s enthusiasm for nature, color and music is expressed everywhere in her artwork, from painting to jewelry to textiles. Julia’s work has been available in The Shop for the past year, […]

Exploring Art at The Shop

The Shop hosted a lively crowd on Thursday, August 18, for an artists’ reception that showcased works from local talents.  Many of these works will remain in The Shop for your enjoyment and purchase, along with our diverse collection of vintage works and more. Stop by from Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm, […]

Geraniaceae’s Robin Parer

We’re lucky to have one of the foremost experts on the Geraniaceae family—that’s geraniums and pelargoniums for the uninitiated—as a friend and neighbor here at the Center. Robin Parer runs a local nursery specializing in these varied and delightful flowering plants, and not long ago shared an article on scented geraniums with us. She herself […]

May Pop-Up at The Shop

Saturday, May 22 | 10 am to 3 pm We’re delighted to expand the footprint of The Shop for our next pop-up sale, and to introduce some wonderful vintage finds from a local artist’s estate.  We are inspired by the legacy of Laurel House Antiques and are excited by our picks – a curated collection of new and old items for the […]

Antonia’s Holiday Reading List

The staff are looking forward to a winter break and I am planning on catching up on my reading! This fall we presented a series of dynamic speakers via webinar, each of whom shared their knowledge and passion and their new books. With the opening of our new Shop, we are now able to keep […]

Holiday Greens Sale

This year you can order your holiday greens in advance and pick them up right when you’re ready to decorate. Get your order in early to be sure your selection is still available. Click through the items below to make your selection online any time. Or join us at the Holiday Pop-Up Marketplace on Saturday, […]

Introducing The Shop

It may still be some time before we are able to reopen the physical doors of The Shop, but we are proud to introduce our first online shopping experience!

The Finishing Touches

The final preparations are underway for the newest—virtual—attraction here at Marin Art and Garden Center.

The Transformation Continues in the Shop

Things are really moving ahead with our plans for The Shop at Marin Art & Garden Center. After an inevitably slow process of cleaning out and reconfiguring the space, the shop itself is now rapidly transforming, with a fresh coat of paint on the walls, new flooring, and more light flooding in after the removal […]

Patching Things Up with Ken Cottrell

Our very own Mr. Fix-It is tearing it up in the shop: the Facilities Manager tells all As Marin Art & Garden Center is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, it’s no surprise that there’s quite a lot of maintenance and repair needed to keep our historic facilities in good working order. We are very […]

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