Mill Valley has a bounty of incredible artists. With that in mind, as we designed the 2018 Enjoy Mill Valley Summer/Fall Guide, our all things-Mill-Valley mini-magazine that went out to 38,000 households within the June issue of Marin Magazine, we turned over the cover to them. We were quickly reminded of the artistic talent that exists here in Marin. Among the plethora of great designs we received was from local resident native Janet Rumsey, a graphic designer and nature lover born in Mill Valley.

Our jury of artists loved Rumsey’s quirky, nature-loving, summer-centric design (at left) of her peering out at the world. We hope you do as well. Rumsey says she often takes photos from that vantage point “because you see what’s behind you and where you are but it’s not just the whole selfie thing. I enjoy creating images of people with growing minds – lots of flowers coming out of their heads. Grow your mind and go into nature.”

​This Summer Guide – available digitally here and in hard copies within Marin Magazine, at the Mill Valley Visitor Center at 85 Throckomorton and at business and community hubs all over town – is all about the thrills that lie ahead in Mill Valley. We took a look at the incredible new dawn at the revitalized Mill Valley Lumber Yard, tracked down some Summer Must Haves, whether you’re staying in town or traveling, and our blockbuster Events Calendar, which kicks off on page 20 in the Summer Guide and lives in its entirety below, looks at the incredible lineup of great events to come, from concerts and festivals to the bigger and better-than-ever free Movies in the Park series. Thanks to the amazing Susan Lopes and all of the sponsors and advertisers who helped us make this Summer Guide happen. Lastly, we want to hear from you – send your thoughts, ideas and pithy asides to info@millvalley.org.  –Jim Welte

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