With nearly 140 artists scattered and thousands of patrons scattered throughout the massive, gorgeous redwood grove at Old Mill Park, Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, set for Sept. 17-18, is a massive undertaking. MVFAF Volunteer Coordinator Phil Garratt is lining up volunteers to make it all happen.
We’re lucky to live in a place rich with iconic and emerging musicians, songwriters and music maestros. Have some fun finding out how these eight locals were initially inspired… and continue to be. And maybe you’ll discover someone new.
From dazzling jewelry to delicious baked goods to custom furniture to beautiful hand-carved pottery and hand-drawn figurative paintings—they are modern yet steeped in tradition and inspired by nature’s beauty. And they’re handmade by local artisans for our community, one that appreciates fine craftsmanship and the importance of buying local.
Celebrating the 80 Year Celebration of Marin City, “Grandmothers feed us love” is a heritage book dedicated
to the legacy of eight generations of Marin City grandmothers, 80 years of age or older as of 2022. The book features 148 women, with 26 grandmothers still living, 122 deceased and includes 48 recipes.
Why head to the City when dance and theatrical performances abound right here in our own community? Seven businesses/organizations, all run by actual performers, answer some key questions that will no doubt inspire you to see a performance or maybe even take up dancing, singing or acting.
“The whole point of this place…is to let the music happen,” Bob Weir says. “The building wanted us here, and it revealed itself to us.” In the years since, the board navigated the turbulence of Covid, renovated the space, added a nonprofit component and leveraged a gorgeous new patio to open the Rock & Rye restaurant.
Seven artists and experts answer questions about the local art scene. With these aficionados in town, including the Mill Valley Art Dealers Association, you’ll see why Mill Valley is fast becoming a global arts destination.
The Mill Valley Chamber has nearly 400 members, including an array of arts & culture organizations, restaurants, retail shops, nonprofits, financial services, real estate, health & wellness, automotive, lodging, consumer and professional services and much more.