2nd Friday Art Walk Downtown


Join downtown San Rafael arts partners on the second Friday of each month for 2nd Friday Art Walk. Enjoy galleries, open studios, art exhibits, live music and refreshments as you stroll in downtown San Rafael. Anchored by Art Works Downtown… Continue Reading →

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Photos from the past year from the Creative Voices project–our first Creative San Rafael collaboration! Thank you to the California Arts Council, Marin Community Foundation, City of San Rafael, FastSigns and all the artists of all ages who contributed your ideas… Continue Reading →

Come to Youth in Arts YIA Gallery on Friday, June 12, during 2nd Fridays Art Walk to celebrate the opening of our exhibit featuring original work from the Creative San Rafael downtown arts collaboration. Celebrate Creative San Rafael Friday, June… Continue Reading →

Work in progress from TeamWorks Art Mentorship & Apprenticeship inspired by the Carlos Santana quote, "If you hold joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."

Give Suggestions or a “Dollar for the Arts”

        You may see one of these unique boxes at any of the businesses, galleries and organizations participating in 2nd Friday Art Walk in downtown San Rafael. Designed by Dominican University art students for Creative San Rafael, the… Continue Reading →

Quotes for “Holiday Magic” Windows

Win a special “Creative San Rafael” prize in the 2014 Downtown San Rafael “Holiday Magic” window decorating contest when you select a quote from an artist past or present who lived and/or worked in San Rafael to inspire your window… Continue Reading →

"A bird in the hand is a certainty...but a bird in the bush may sing." -- Bret Harte

“A bird in the hand is a certainty, but a bird in the bush may sing.”

Bret Harte (1836-1902) was an author and poet known especially for his stories of the California Gold Rush. Born in New York, he moved to California at the age of 17–in the heart of the Gold Rush–and worked as a… Continue Reading →

San Rafael preschoolers at work on a Creative San Rafael banner inspired by a Bret Harte quote: “A bird in the hand is a certainty, but a bird in the bush may sing.” –Photos by Ron Greene

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