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 of the outdoor lattice.

Keeping pace with these developments, our team is also working on curating the merchandise that will be featured. Our consultant, Rhonda Campbell, is meeting with local artists and makers to select items that will delight you. If you miss browsing the lovely antique wares of Laurel House, you also have something to look forward to. Those vintage finds will be very much a part of the picture at the new shop.

Just a sample of some of the vintage items we’ll be offering. Click on any picture to enlarge.

We are also excited to announce that soon you will have an opportunity to purchase the new curated collection of products online.

We’ll share more news as the project continues.

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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