About Marin County

Marin County is magical. The smallest of the San Francisco Bay Area counties, both in size and population, what it lacks in acreage it compensates for in visual appeal. It is no wonder that it is home to one of the most affluent, active and civically minded populations in the United States. Redwood forests. Beaches for surfing and strolling. Waterfalls. Marshes. Creeks. A genuine mountain. The Golden Gate Bridge! The rainbow arches over the highway tunnel from San Francisco to Marin. On the other side is the Bay Area’s pot of gold—Marin County.

The natural treasures of Marin range from the windswept bluffs of the Point Reyes National Seashore to the intimate canyons of the Muir Woods National Monument to the wooded trails—both gentle and daunting—of Mount Tamalpais, whose 2,571-foot peak provides Marin’s signature profile. Against this background, recreation is part of everyday Marin life.

Marin’s communities are equally varied. In the south are the jewel box cities of Sausalito, Tiburon and Belvedere, where ferries connect residents to San Francisco and hillside living is the norm. Tucked against the lower slopes of Mt. Tam are Mill Valley, Larkspur, Ross, Kentfield and Fairfax, wooded, intimate communities. To the north are Corte Madera, Greenbrae and San Rafael, the county seat and home to the Civic Center, one of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s best known works. Against the Sonoma border is Novato, a growing family town.

West Marin is a wonder world of its own. Largely rural, it is the center of the nation’s organic farming movement. From its rich fields, truckloads of organic greens, produce, cheese and meat head for local restaurants and beyond. California’s famous Highway 1 undulates through the seaside towns of Stinson Beach and Bolinas, then heads inland to the picturesque communities of Point Reyes Station, Tomales and Dillon Beach, places where vestiges of the Sixties linger and locals warmly welcome visitors of the present.

Calendar of Events

Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm The St. Regis San Francisco
What: The St. Regis San Francisco, the city’s quintessential destination for timeless elegance, is pleased to present a special Cherry Blossom-inspired Art of Tea experience, a new take on the beloved and decadent afternoon tea tradition experienced in the lobby lounge, in conjunction with this year’s Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival celebrating the vibrant colors of Japanese culture.  The exclusive...
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm Seager Gray Gallery
Seager Gray Gallery presents Into the West, an exhibition of paintings by gallery artist Kim Ford Kitz. The exhibition runs from April 2 – 30, 2019 at 108 Throckmorton Avenue in Mill Valley, CA. A reception for the artist will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 6.
Apr 2 @ 5:30 pm – May 1 @ 8:00 pm Mill Valley City Hall
First Tuesday Art Walk Photo Exhibition — Mill Valley City Hall April 2nd Opening Reception 5:30-7p Sponsored by the Mill Valley Arts Commission, First Tuesday Art Walk, Charles Versaggi and Caitlin McCrory-Tomelden share their passion for bird photography in this month’s celebration of the 49th Anniversary of Earth Month. Running through the month of April, the photo exhibit of complementary images...
Apr 19 @ 12:00 am – May 5 @ 5:00 pm Gallery Route One
Opening Reception, 3-5 PM Friday, April 19th- Sunday, May 5th: Experiences and workshops Thursday, April 25: Cocktails & Create, 6-9 PM Saturday, May 4: Party, Art Auction 3:30-5:30 PM Sunday, May 5: 12 – 5 pm- Closing Events     Can’t Draw A Straight Line? Don’t Worry, Just Come And Create!   Gallery Route One’s Mission states: “To originate and present contemporary art exhibitions,...
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am Studio 4 Art
‘Source Sans Pro’;line-height:1.6em;margin-bottom:1.6em;color:rgb(38,51,51);background-color:rgb(240,244,244); >Studio 4 Art’s art school begins with this 45 minute art classes for toddler students and is focused on fun, exploratory, engaging, and messy opportunity to learn about art making. We have our young creators working both inside and outside, taking advantage of our beautiful setting. This is a completely hands on experience where your young artist...

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