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Art Works Downtown, Inc, a 501(c)3 corporation, is Marin's premier non-profit art center. Located on Fourth Street, our 40,000 square-foot building houses 3 galleries, 35 art studios, a café, a jewelers guild, a frame shop, a ceramic center, other arts organizations, 17 affordable apartmentsand more. We feature new exhibits, events and classes every month as well as outreach programs and 6 public art installations throughout San Rafael.

Art

 We are all about art. At any moment, works of art in almost every medium are being dreamed, planned, made, shown, or discussed somewhere in our building – and are inspiring artists and the public to begin the cycle again.

Works

We enable the entire creative process. We provide a comprehensive incubator for emerging artists and art-related businesses. From low-income housing for artists, to affordable studio space, technique classes, lectures, events, and of course exhibit galleries, we bring together under one roof all the elements our community needs to make art work.

Downtown

We are firmly rooted here. As rising costs drive working artists out of many downtown areas, we’re committed to promoting art where the public can easily experience it: on San Rafael's Fourth Street. We’re proud to make an impact on our local community, and fortunate to draw inspiration from its cultural richness.

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Best of Marin

voted best gallery!
2002, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2012 

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