There are a ton of incredible arts orgs in this community, but we can’t say it enough about the landmark Throckmorton Theatre, a rarity that does it all: top-notch theatrical productions, live music, classical concerts, Djangofest, some of the best comedy in the Bay Area.
Lucy Mercer founded the non profit organization Milll Valley LiveArts, which does business as  142 Throckmorton Theatre, more than 20 years ago. She purchased the building at 138-144 Throckmorton Avenue and then built a dynamic arts organization that spans just about every artistic medium on the planet. 

Recently, Mercer, who will turn 70 this year, has been thinking about how  to best  ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization for future generations. 
The organization has leased its home at 138-144 Throckmorton Avenue since its inception, and over the years, it has become known for the caliber of the artistic programs they produce.
Their programs span all of the  creative fields including theatrical productions, master classes and art exhibits, free noon classical concerts, jazz concerts, a community chorus, plus some of the best comedy in the Bay Area from some of the biggest names on earth. 

“Selling the building to an arts-friendly patron, who understands and values what the building and it’s long-term tenant provide to the community, could go a long way towards cementing the future for our children,” she says.
Mercer, as the organization’s Artistic Director, as well as members of the non-profit board, would look to negotiate a long-term lease with the new owner.  
“I remain fully dedicated to this business and its service to our community. I believe the next generation will only make it stronger.”  says Mercer.  


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