. . . pioneering a collaborative model between artists and museums

The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art is part of the Novato Arts Center, which includes over 50 artist studios in 3 buildings. Artists with studios at the Novato Arts Center work in a variety of media, from oil paint and watercolor to ceramics and metal.

To catch a glimpse of the artists at work, stop by the first weekend in March and November for Open Studios, sponsored by MarinMOCA and organized by the Artists of the Novato Arts Center. Visitors will have the opportunity to watch artists at work, watch artist demos, ask questions, enjoy refreshments and purchase handmade art by local artists

Interested in renting a studio? MarinMOCA rents studios in the 781 building. Studios range in size from 127 – 321 square feet, and in price from $275 - $800 per month. Artists have access to kitchen space (full size refrigerator and microwave) and the MarinMOCA classroom, and participate in rotating exhibitions in the entry gallery to the 781 studio building. To be put on the waitlist for available studios in the 781 building, please send your name, email and phone number to