This weekend is supposed to bring not one, but two Arctic storms to Marin, with snow levels down to 500 feet. To me, that says find indoor activities and ride out the weekend in warmth! Fortunately, the timing is perfect for spending as much of your weekend as you want as the most comprehensive showcase of the indigenous arts from North, Central and South America, at the 2011 Marin Show: Art of the Americas.
It’s the Marin Center’s 27th year of hosting this phenomenal 3-day show which kicks off this Friday with the Opening Night Preview and fundraiser for Homeward Bound of Marin. The show fills up not just the Marin Center but also the adjacent Embassy Suites Ballroom and includes exhibits of pottery, baskets, textiles, sculpture, jewelry, paintings, beadwork and photography. Plus, there are two lectures, one on California Indian Baskets and the other on Navajo Blankets of the Classic Period.
The cost is amazingly low, just $15.00 for an admissions ticket which is good both Saturday and Sunday and includes both lectures. The Opening Night Preview is a separate ticket, but still inexpensive at $25.00 which includes catering by Fresh Starts Catering, Homeward Bound’s social enterprise project. Brick and Bottle’s Chef Scott Howard, who has contributed his recipes to Fresh Start Catering, will attend.
Opening Night Preview:
Friday, February 25, 2011 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Marin Center Exhibit Hall, San Rafael (map)
Cost: $25.00 (Click here for ticket purchase information for the Opening Night Preview only)
2011 Marin Show: Art of the Americas
Saturday, February 26 to Sunday, February 27, 2011
Marin Center Exhibit Hall & Embassy Suites Ballroom (map)
Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
Cost: $15.00 (for both Saturday and Sunday including lectures)
NOTE: TICKETS FOR SAT-SUN CAN ONLY BE PURCHASED AT THE EVENT!