Art Works Downtown is Marin's premier non-profit art center located in downtown San Rafael. Our 40,000 sq.ft. building houses 3 galleries, 35+ art studios, a jewelers guild, a frame shop, a ceramic center, other arts organizations, low-income housing and more. We feature new exhibits, events and classes every month and public art installations in the greater downtown area.
AWD is open to the public Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. We serve as an anchor to 2nd Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael which takes place 5-8pm every 2nd Friday of the month and hold our own Holiday Open Studios annually as well as participate in Marin Open Studios every May.
Art Works Downtown exists to broaden and deepen our community's engagement with art. We work to connect artists and the public by providing affordable studio, housing and exhibition space; business opportunities and professional support for artists and arts organizations; and education and outreach for the public. Everything we do serves to strengthen the creative fabric of the local community and promote art as a vital part of public life in San Rafael, Marin County and beyond.