Marin Cultural Association (MCA) provides a multitude of opportunities for students and young adults to participate in the arts through onsite programming and the Marin County Fair. 

Presenting Series Partnerships:

  • Marin Independent Journal - Paul Liberatore curates the "IJ Lobby Lounge Live." This partnership gives young Marin musicians an opportunity to perform live at the Marin Showcase Theater. A select few from this program will be chosen to perform at the Marin County Fair.

  • Brian Copeland Presents - Brian Copeland brings The Best of SF Solo Series to the Marin Showcase Theater. This series provides a space for six culturally diverse solo artists to perform for Marin audiences.

Past shows have also included Shaolin Warriors and Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock and Roll. Visit the Marin Center website for a full calendar of events!


The Marin Cultural Association oversees the docent-led Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture tours of the historic Marin County Civic Center. Public tours are given every Wednesday and Friday throughout the year; private and school tours by appointment. 


Tickets can be purchased on-site before your tour, or in advance through the Marin Center Box Office.


Self-guided tours are available through our app for Android and iOS.


We have developed curriculum-based lesson plans and school tours aligned with Common Core standards for grades 3-5. Call us 415-473-6934 to book a tour for your class today!


The ARTS CULTURE ACTION MARIN! plan is a comprehensive plan for Marin county. Read about this ambitious but achievable plan to learn more about the vision and how to participate in growing the arts and culture community for all Marin residents and visitors.


The Marin Cultural Association programs art exhibits in partnership with local artists, as well as a number of local groups:

  • Youth in Arts

  • PATH (Prisoner Art Touching Hearts)

  • ELM (Enriching Lives Through Music)

  • Marin Photographers Club.  


Thanks to a generous gift from Lou and Marge Bartolini, we have created a new combined group and solo exhibit gallery space dedicated to Marin artists. 


In 2018, MCA spearheaded the development of an ambitious cultural master plan aimed at ensuring an artful future for every Marin resident.  We are excited to be leading the accomplishment of the plan goals, and committed to championing the initiatives, both short and long term, that this will require. Our current efforts include, among many other things: convening city leaders to identify and address local arts needs and opportunities; expanding representation of minority and disadvantaged residents in the Marin Center’s artistic programming and exhibits; developing dedicated arts funding through a local tax initiative; identifying and delivering priority services for Marin’s creative community; and transforming the Marin Center into a vibrant, multi-faceted arts epicenter for all Marin residents and visitors.


Marin Cultural Association’s Community Access Ticket program offers a robust ticket distribution to Marin County nonprofits whose clients would otherwise not be able to attend our performances. If you are a nonprofit interested in participating in this program, please contact us.

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If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation to participate in a County program, service, or activity, requests may be made by calling (415) 473-4381 (Voice), (415) 473-3232 (TDD/TTY), or by email at least five days in advance of the event. Copies of documents are available in alternative formats upon request

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