Werkstatt: Valentine’s Day Pop-Up at The Shop

Local artist and goldsmith Lilia Chandran brings her WERKSTATT pop-up to The Shop at Marin Art and Garden Center for an intimate, ethereal Valentine’s Day experience. Select one of her own handcrafted 18k gold pieces, choose from romantic décor, artwork and music, or create a unique bouquet of fresh flowers with assistance from floral artist, Rebecca J. Designs.

The Shop will feature locally-made chocolates, caramels, truffles, Valentine’s inspired cards and a collection of delightful jewelry by local artists.

Special Pop-Up hours:

Friday, February 11 | Saturday February 12 | Sunday, February 13

10 am–4 pm



Feb 13 2022


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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


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


  • Lilia Chandran | WERKSTATT
    Lilia Chandran | WERKSTATT

    German born goldsmith, Lilia Ramachandran received accreditation from the Handwerkskammer Karlsruhe in 2019 after attending the Goldschmiedeschule Pforzheim and completing an apprenticeship at Bagger & Gehring in Hamburg, Germany.

    Lilia currently resides in Northern California, where she walks beaches, draws and works in 18k gold, using the ancient hand fabrication techniques learned during her traditional German education.

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Thank you for your interest in giving to the Marin Art & Garden Center events from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) or Family Foundation.

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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.”
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