Programs & Events

May

Courtyard Concert: Kelly McFarling
Courtyard Concert

Courtyard Concert: Kelly McFarling

Sat. May 11, 4:00 pm

Bolinas Museum Courtyard
FREE

Kelly McFarling is singer-songwriter whose music leans towards lush Americana with an emphasis, dynamic earthy vocals. Inspired by nature, Kelly’s music is reflective of transitions, the wilderness, and its navigation. Influences include folk, country, and the blues. She will be performing original songs written in San Francisco and West Marin. Her connection with West Marin started seven ... Learn More

Annual Benefit Lawn Party
Benefit

Annual Benefit Lawn Party

Sun. May 26, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

$75 - $150 See below for details

Enjoy good company, breathtaking views, sumptuous seasonal fare, live tunes by High Tide Collective, great wine, beer and specialty cocktails as we kick off summer during this festive gathering of friends, old and new! This family-friendly event will once again be held at a gracious property located at the edge of the Bolinas lagoon.

This year, we’ll raise a toast ... Learn More

June

Gallery Talks with the Artists & Curators
Serena Mitnik-Miller, Untitled, 2018, watercolor on paper, 22 x 30 inches, courtesy of the artist and Chandran Gallery, San Francisco.
Gallery Talk

Gallery Talks with the Artists & Curators

Sat. June 15, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bolinas Museum
Free

Come celebrate the opening of three new exhibitions with Intimate talks with the artists and curators at 4PM. In Parallel artists Windy Chien and Serena Mitnik-Miller and Nearshore artist Meghann Riepenhoff will be in attendance! Learn about their work and inspirations. An opening reception and free courtyard concert with Sandy’s follows 5-7PM.

Free Community Party & Opening with Sandy's Live in the Courtyard
Opening Reception

Free Community Party & Opening with Sandy's Live in the Courtyard

Sat. June 15, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bolinas Museum
Free

Come celebrate the opening of three new exhibitions In Parallel: Windy Chien & Serena Mitnik-Miller, Meghann Riepenhoff: Nearshore, and Jan Langdon: Loomed. Intimate and inspiring talks with the artists and curators at 4PM will be followed by an opening reception and free concert with Sandy’s live in the courtyard 5 – 7 PM.

On their new EP, Chime, ... Learn More

Family Fun Day
Courtyard Event

Family Fun Day

Sat. June 29, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bolinas Museum
Free and fun for all ages!

This hands-on, creative event is full of learning, laughter, and community spirit! Led by beloved local artist and art educator Janis Yerington, enjoy a variety of art projects inspired by the current exhibitions, and learn to make flower crowns, cyanotypes, macrame, and more!

Free courtyard events are supported in party by a grant from the Stinson-Boilnas Community Foundation.

July

3rd of July Cocktail Party
Benefit

3rd of July Cocktail Party

Wed. July 3, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Bolinas Museum
$30 Members / $35 Non-Members

Kick off your 4th of July with this fun-filled local tradition!

Macramé Workshop with Emily Katz
Photo courtesy of Emily Katz
Workshop

Macramé Workshop with Emily Katz

Sat. July 13, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$150 Members / $175 Non-Members*

Create Your Own Wall Hanging
Join us for a special workshop led by macramé artist Emily Katz.
All levels welcome! Space is limited. Materials included.

Emily will demonstrate a handful of her favorite knotting techniques and you will design and create your own macramé wall hanging with Emily’s expert guidance and support. All the materials you need to complete ... Learn More

August

Bolinas Museum Bazaar 2019
Courtyard Event

Bolinas Museum Bazaar 2019

Sat. August 3, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bolinas Museum
Free

Join us for a curated collection of contemporary artists, makers, and craftspeople, each presenting wares and objects inspired by the Northern California cultural aesthetics of the 1960s and 70s. The day ends with a free courtyard concert!

Free courtyard events are supported in party by a grant from the Stinson-Boilnas Community Foundation.

Historic Wharf Road Walking Tour
U.S. Coast Guard aerial of Bolinas Lagoon, c. 1945, Photograph, 8 x 10 inches, Bolinas Museum archive, source unknown, 2004.1.3
Tour

Historic Wharf Road Walking Tour

Sat. August 24, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Bolinas
$20 Members / $30 General Admission

Join us for a guided walk and be amazed by the layers of history along Wharf Road in Bolinas, beside Bolinas Lagoon. Curator of Coastal Marin Art and History, Elia Haworth, will spark your imagination with historic photos and stories about schooners, shipwrecks, saloons, houseboats, loggers, ladies in lace, sea captains, mudslides, artists, activists, and more.

September

27th Annual Benefit Art Auction & Party
Benefit

27th Annual Benefit Art Auction & Party

Sat. September 7, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Peace Barn
Early bird tickets available in August

SAVE THE DATE! One of West Marin’s most highly regarded events, this Benefit Art Auction is our largest and most important fundraiser of the year. The evening begins with a social cocktail hour before the main event, the live auction! Featuring artwork generously donated by a diverse selection of coastal Marin and Bay Area artists and galleries, there is ... Learn More