WERKSTATT Pop-Up opening reception

Local artist and goldsmith Lilia Chandran brings her WERKSTATT pop-up back to The Shop at Marin Art and Garden Center for a four-week run.

Browse original works of art, locally-produced handcrafts, jewelry, and décor in the upper level of The Shop, to the accompaniment of Lilia’s own curated soundtrack featuring musical artists from Marin and beyond.

The Shop is stocked with new spring merchandise to breathe life into your home, with an expanded selection of books, puzzles, jewelry, home goods, vintage finds, and original art. Many of the unique items are from local makers and small businesses. Shop local and support the Marin Art & Garden Center.

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, March 18, with extended hours from 3 to 5 pm. Several of the featured artists will be on hand to present their work, and we will have musical guest Andrew Byars.


Mar 18 2022


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


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


  • Andrew Byars
    Andrew Byars

    I’m a multi-instrumentalist who has studied a wide array of music. I started out writing songs on my guitar and playing in folk bands with my 12-string, trumpet, banjo, and mandolin. I moved on from there to study classical composition where I focused a lot on romantic era music before becoming enthralled with contemporary composers like Anna Clyne, Arvo Part, Esa-Pekka Salonen and musical groups like Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Failure, and Aesop Rock to name a few.

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