Since its inception, countless volunteers have worked to provide the community with a unique gathering place to participate in cultural and educational opportunities.
the mission of magc: cultivating inspiration to create, conserve and connect.
The Marin Art & Garden Center had its origin in the 1940s as a vision of two members of the Marin Conservation League, Caroline Livermore and Gladys Smith. Using the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park as a model, they envisioned a self-supporting colony of artists and crafts persons creating and selling their wares within a park-like setting. As America was embroiled in a world war at the time, they also saw it as a “living memorial” to those that had sacrificed their lives in the service of their country.