‘Tis the Season to be Arty

Rendering of proposed new arts complex on Gate 5 Rd.
Poster for Open Studios at 247 Gate 5 Rd.
Exterior of Sausalito Center for the Arts  |  photo from SCA  |  post by Larry Clinton

Artists are busting out all over—like the wildflowers this spring.

Marin Open Studios kicks off the weekend of May 6-7, and this year the preview gallery has moved to the Sausalito Center for the Arts at 750 Bridgeway. The gallery show showcases 250 works by established and emerging Marin artists in a wide variety of media.

The Sausalito Library features an exhibit of paintings by the Sausalito Art Collective during open hours through Friday, June 2. The Art Collective is a group of artists who studied with the late Bernard Healy. For the past several years, members have met weekly to paint, critique, host guest artists, and support one another. “We’re inspired by the joy of painting together,” they say of their weekly gatherings.

The Headlands Center for the Arts hosts a Spring Open House from Noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 7. The event provides a once-a-season opportunity to roam the various buildings on the Headlands campus, meet current artists, view works in progress, and attend screenings, performances, and readings. You can also enjoy lunch at the Mess Hall. The Center is located at 944 Simmonds Road in the Marin Headlands. Parking is limited.

Industrial Center Building at 480 Gate 5 Road will once again participate in both Open Studio weekends with over 80 studios open to the public.

Other Gate 5 Road studios will be open the first weekend in May at 247 Gate 5 Rd. Additionally, the Sausalito Planning Commission unanimously approved a design review permit for an innovative and climate-resilient arts complex at 265 Gate 5 Rd. When complete, the new 10,000 square-foot building will offer art studios, gathering spaces, and indoor and outdoor exhibition areas. It will replace a cluster of existing buildings that currently support 12 studios and two live-work residences.