Spring Equinox Pop-Up Marketplace

10 am to 3 pm in The Shop Courtyard

Spend the spring equinox with us, and get ready for a new season in the home and garden. Nurture your creative side with playful paint-by-numbers canvas sets and the sweetest cross-stitch kits. Plot your next move on our unique soapstone chess set, handmade by Kenyan artisans, or piece together classic artwork with one of our colorful puzzles. If you’re on the hunt for original art, we’ll be featuring work from local painter Bonnie Case and ceramicist Jill Whitten. Check out new jewelry from emerging designers that will brighten your look—whether on Zoom or elsewhere.

Fans of geraniums will have their pick of early starts from local nursery Geraniaceae, know for its stock of the newest and best hybrids. We’ll have organic vegetable seedlings as well, to get going on your own edible garden. Bring home a bouquet of locally grown organic cut flowers to give your home that springtime feeling.

Masks required, social distancing measures will be in place. Credit cards only.



Mar 20 2021


10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Questions? email info@maringarden.org or call 415-455-5260


The Shop
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross CA 94957

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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