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MAGC’s vision is to preserve and share our beautiful historic site, while enriching our community through exploration and discovery in the arts and the natural environment.

2019 events

September 22, 2019 – November 17, 2019

Gallery open Thursdays – Sundays
NOTE: Gallery will be closed Saturday, Oct. 19

Studio Exhibition: American Society of Botanical Artists 22nd Annual International

A distinguished jury has selected 48 artworks from a competitive field of 230 entries, bringing some of the world’s finest botanical illustration to MAGC.

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October 26, 2019

A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California – EVENT CANCELED

Unfortunately, this event has been canceled. We hope to reschedule this talk at a later date.

November 1, 2019

Painting from the Garden: An introduction to Botanical Art – SOLD OUT

Learn the basic techniques for creating a botanical painting. You will spend the first half of the class observing and drawing a specimen with local artist Sally Petru.

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November 7, 2019

Botanical Holiday Cocktails with Stacey Kamp

Learn how to mix (and sip) luscious holiday libations with herbal elements for festive flair.

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November 9, 2019

From Garden/Orchard to Frame with Dorothy Hunter

Children 8 and older (accompanied by an adult) can learn the basics of colored pencil as a medium for drawing botanical art. Choose a specimen from a garden, orchard or harvest and using the tools of a botanical artist, create a beautiful depiction of your specimen!

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November 16, 2019

Exploring Plants through Sketching with Lee McCaffree

It is fall. Let’s look at leaves and flowers at the Marin Art and Garden Center. We will focus on seeing details to understand how the world of botany works. Are they big, little, round, pointed, flat, thick, simple, or complicated?

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November 20, 2019

Burn the Ice with Kevin Alexander

Local author and James Beard Award-winning journalist Kevin Alexander will take us on an exhilarating ride through a culinary revolution that ushered in a belle epoque of eating and drinking in America–an era that is now over?

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December 7, 2019

MAGC Holiday Fair

Shop – Create – Play! Gingerbread Decorating in the Studio, Pixie Bake Sale in the Garden Room, MAGC Greens Sale in the Courtyard, Laurel House Antiques Patio Sale in the Livermore Pavilion. Fun for the whole family!

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December 7, 2019

Gingerbread House Decorating

Express yourself through candy and icing to decorate a dream home with family and friends! We supply everything you need to create a holiday treasure.

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December 13, 14, & 15, 2019

“Visions for Marin: The Legacy of Caroline Sealy Livermore”
Baywood Artists Show & Sale

The BayWood Artists will show, and offer for sale, their original works of art commemorating the life of conservationist Caroline Sealy Livermore. Preview night December 13.

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Weddings, Life Celebrations, Business Events, Special Events

MAGC has won “Best Place for a Wedding” in the Pacific Sun’s annual Best of Marin awards so many times that we have made their Hall of Fame!

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