Our Space


bustart in the Founders Lounge (photo: Petrina Wielgos)Here's where art works downtown. Our home is an intriguing 130-year old brick complex in the heart of downtown San Rafael. Formerly an opera house, the building has evolved over the years into a rambling
urban labyrinth of unique character and charm.  Diverse, eclectic, and full of surprising twists and turns, our space helps define who we are. Take a virtual tour of AWD HERE

From the smallest studio to the spacious Ceramics Center to our premier 1337 Gallery, we have 40,000 square feet of space devoted to artists and art, including:



By the Numbers

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 apartments and more. We feature new exhibits, events and classes every month as well as outreach programs and 6 public art installations throughout San Rafael. 


Studios
| Rentals | Housing | Retail Shops

Host Your Event at AWD

Our galleries and other spaces aren't just for exhibiting art. Ask us about hosting your next private party or company event.

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Featured Exhibit


mike shine postcard

The Hell Brewers
March 7–April 18, 2014

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Make art work.
Help us connect community, artists and the arts.

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AWD Photo Tour

Take a virtual visit.
Look at the unique spaces, people, and artworks that make us what we are.

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