An update from Marin Art & Garden Center’s Executive Director, Antonia Adezio, to our friends and visitors.
Dear Marin Art & Garden Center friends,
A lot has happened in the past month – and, in a way, nothing has happened! We are at home. It has its good and bad aspects but one thing for certain is that we are all learning to do things differently.
Here at Marin Art & Garden Center, we have been adapting to the current reality and finding creative ways to take care of our beautiful historic site and also keep in touch with you and share information we think you will appreciate.
We’re grateful that we have been able to continue welcoming walk-in/bike-in visitors who have been so respectful of social distancing guidelines – we appreciate everyone’s thoughtfulness. With fewer hands to care for the gardens, office staff have been pitching in to keep plants watered and weeds under control, and recently painted the Stratford Stage to create a perfect backdrop for future events.
We have also benefited from the talent and generosity of our trustee, Ned Purdom, and his videographer son, Charlie; who have stepped up to create video documenting everything from a gallery tour of our current exhibition, “Rooted in Wonder,” to rose cultivation advice. Christian Broms, son of another dedicated trustee, Jessica Fairchild, has recently shot the grounds from the air, a view we haven’t had before.
With our entire spring/summer season of weddings and events postponed, these are challenging financial times for the Marin Art & Garden Center. We rely on those income streams to keep our organization stable and care for the gardens and buildings on our historic 11 acres. We had hoped to celebrate our 75th anniversary with a major fundraising event in September, which is now postponed to 2021.
We hope you will make a gift now to help assure our future as we look toward a time when we can welcome you back for events and programs. We also welcome your feedback about everything we are doing, and hope you will send us comments and thoughts about your own experiences at Marin Art & Garden Center. We’d love to hear from you.