Art, Music, Theatre

Music, Art, & Theater in Marin County, California.

Marin is rich in natures landscape, this is obvious, but it also has a rich history in art.  Besides the normal movie theaters, local towns are proud of their original architecture, history, and artists that capture the spirit of Marin living.  The town of Larkspur is proud of saving it's original movie theater, with the large screen, funded as a non-profit movie house.  What fun to come enjoy up-to-date movies, in a classic movie theater venue.  Visit towns like San Anselmo, Mill Valley, San Rafael, and Larkspur to experience the variety and differences of each.

Downtown Larkspur - Marin County, California. - 

Music in Marin County 

  • Terrapin Crossroads: San Rafael, CA (415) (415) 524-2773 (restaurant reservations only)
    • Terrapin Crossroads brings Phil Lesh of Grateful Dead back to his home, and into the forefront of the San Rafael entertainment (and dining!) community! 
    • Fantastic new restaurant (located on the San Rafael Canal, 4 minutes from the Marin Vacation Retreat Home) and music venue that pays homage to the abundant varieties of fresh ingredients and homegrown creative talent of the Bay Area..
  • Golden Gate Opera: Provides professional, full opera performances for opera enthusiasts at the Marin Center Veterans Memorial Auditorium in San Rafael.
    • 397 Miller Avenue , Mill Valley, CA 94941-2885
    • Phone: 415.339-9546  Fax: 415.339-9547
    • Website:

Art Festivals in Marin:

  • Marin Art Festival,    Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival,    Sausalito Art Festival,    Youth in Arts

Movie Theater's in Marin County:   North Bay movie list:


  • Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center *1118 4th St, San Rafael #(415) 454-1222 :

    • Come to this beautifully restored Art Deco theater with three screens and state-of-the-art presentations, located in the heart of downtown San Rafael.
    • This non-profit movie house is owned and operated by the Ca. Film Institute.  This organization is responsible for the famous, annual, Mill Valley Film Festival (see above, or theater's website: 
    • Voted "Best of Marin", yearly, since 2007-2010 Present!
  • Century Northgate 15 7000 Northgate Drive, San Rafael  #(415) 491-1314

  • Century Regency *  80 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael  #(415) 479-6496  :

  • Century Cinema     (415) 924-6505   41 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera :

  • Fairfax Theaters     (415) 453-5444   9 Broadway, Fairfax  :

  • Century Larkspur Landing   *   500 Larkspur Landing Cir., Larkspur   # (415) 461-4849 

  • Lark Theater  *  549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur   #(415) 924-5111  :

    • Non-profit, original big screen movie theater.
    • Classic and up-to-date showings- check listings.
    • Available for private parties and showings.
    • Organic snacks and even wine offered!
  • CinéArts at Sequoia * 25 Throckmorton Street, Mill Valley  #(415) 388-4862 :
  • Century Rowland Plaza  *   44 Rowland Way, Novato   #(415) 898-3385 
  • CinéArts at Marin     *     101 Caledonia Street, Sausalito   #(415) 331-0255

  • Tiburon Playhouse    *   40 Main St., Tiburon   # (415) 435-1234 

    • Downtown Tibruon, Main Street.


Art and Cultural Events in Marin (ongoing updated list of activities):



Art Galleries of Marin  (listed in Alphabetical Order):

  • A. C. Clute Fine Art  715 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard San Anselmo, CA 94960   #415.456.0715

Contemporary Fine Art including: The Gary Shaffer Estate; Robert Haemmerling's whimsical found object sculpture; Laura Lengyel's classical sculpture in the style of Robert Graham. Click here for website

  • Artisans Art Gallery  78 East Blithedale Mill Valley, CA 94941   #415.388.2044

This non-profit educational gallery in Mill Valley showcases the work of its members. Click here for website

  • Black Mountain Weavers  11245 Hwy 1 Point Reyes Station, CA 94956   #415.663.9130

A cooperative gallery featuring fine fiber arts and jewelry.

  • Bolinas Gallery  52 Wharf Road Bolinas, CA 94924   #415.868.8870

Local artists showing in the historic Bolinas Stage Coach Barn.

  • Caledonia Camera & Art Gallery  301 Caledonia Street Sausalito, CA 94965   #415.332.6116

Caledonia Camera is a Sausalito-based art gallery specializing in Giclee Fine Art print processing, featuring both the original paintings and the Giclee prints.

  • Claudia Chapline Gallery & Sculpture Garden  3445 Shoreline Highway Stinson Beach, CA 94970   #415.868.2308

Contemporary art and fine crafts by Northern California artists. Click here for website

  • Edith Caldwell Gallery  819 Bridgeway Sausalito, CA 94965   #415.331.5003

Focuses on contemporary realism, specializing in representational paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. Click here for website

  • Gallery Bergelli  483 Magnolia Avenue Larkspur, CA 94939   #415.945.9454

Original and contemporary paintings and sculpture by national and international artists. Click here for website

  • Gallery Route One  11101 Highway One Suite 101 Point Reyes Station, CA 94956   #415.663.1347

Nonprofit, community-based and artist-run organization providing a professional exhibition space for visual artists in a rural setting. Click here for website

  • Indian Valley Artists  781 Hamilton Parkway Novato, CA 94949   #415.506.0137

IVA is a non-profit fine arts organization which offers a variety of exhibits, classes and gallery rental space.

  • Logan Franklin Art  4 Mt. Tenaya Court San Rafael, CA 94903   #415.499.0719

Original paintings and relief printing. Click here for website

  • Maha Devi Gallery  216 Greenfield Avenue San Anselmo, CA 94960   #415.457.7101

Fine Asian Art, Gifts and Statuary - exceptional home and garden pieces of serenity and tranquility from antiquity through the present in all price ranges.

  • Marin Society of Artists  30 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Ross, CA 94957   #415.454.9561

A nonprofit organization, our gallery displays over 1000 works of art - paintings, sculpture, fiber art, ceramics, graphics, photography and jewelry - available for viewing, to rent, or to purchase. Click here for website

  • Meadowlark Gallery  317 Corte Madera Town Center Corte Madera, CA 94925   #415.924.2210

The Meadowlark Gallery is a fine contemporary American craft gallery. Click here for website

  • San Geronimo Valley Community Center  6350 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard San Geronimo, CA 94963   #415.488.8888

Fostering a healthy community by providing a dynamic center for locally-based human services, arts, cultural enrichment, and the education and well-being of San Geronimo Valley residents. Click here for website

  • Sausalito Art Galleries  P.O.. Box 370 Sausalito, CA 94966   #510.870.8659

Sausalito Art Galleries, a virtual art community, brings the talents and works of local, American, and international artists to this new "Internet Media". Click here for website

  • Schottelius European Fine Arts  Belvedere, CA 94920   #415.435.3451

Exquisite selection of original high class European paintings and local motifs done by very accomplished European artists that have been visiting the bay area.

  • The FolkArt Gallery  1321 Fourth Street San Rafael, CA 94901   #415.925.9096

Tribal and ethnic arts and crafts from the marketplaces and villages of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Ethnic and artisan jewelry, baskets, woodcarvings and more. Click here for website

  • William Lester Gallery  11101 State Route 1 Point Reyes Station, CA 94956   #415.663.9365

The William Lester Gallery is proud to feature the finest in contemporary California impressionist and plein-air landscape painting. Click here for website