The Shop Grand Opening

The Grand Opening of The Shop at Marin Art and Garden Center will be a day that celebrates all the things to do and see at the Center.
The Shop will celebrate its official opening and the start of regular Shop hours, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 10 am–4 pm.
Join us to browse the curated mix of items for the home and garden, books for your nature library, vintage ceramics and furniture; and a special collection of artwork priced for every pocketbook.

Everyone who visits can enter the free raffle to win items from The Shop.

Featured artist Kathy Warinner will be on hand to talk about her colorful abstract monotype prints that are for sale.

There will be live music from Sueños Jazz Quartet in the Shop courtyard from 11 am–1 pm, and refreshments available.

And our summer exhibition in The Studio, “Cool Outside,” is open from 10 am–4 pm. Cool Outside is a celebration of mid-century design and features period furniture and ceramics as well as models and photographs of notable gardens by Thomas Church, Robert Royston, and Garrett Eckbo. A selection of books on mid-century design will also be for sale in The Studio.


Aug 07 2021


10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Questions? email or call 415-455-5260

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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