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Falkirk Art Galleries

Visit the Galleries

Our three spacious, light-filled galleries on the second floor of the mansion are open to the public and exhibit a variety of contemporary art throughout the year.

In addition to our Juried Exhibitions, Falkirk has exhibited the work of Bay Area collective groups such as the California Watercolor Association, California Society of Printmakers, BayWood Artists, the Association of Clay and Glass Artists, Guerrilla Girls, and many more.

2020 Art Exhibitions

  • Due to COVID-19 we had to close our Falkirk gallery,  please check back here for details on re-opening when it becomes available. For now, check out the Spring Juried Show online by clicking here.

Spring Juried Exhibition  CANCELLED

Elaine West, Wendy Brayton, & Zimou Tan CANCELLED

California Watercolor Association 

July 28- August 22, 2020

Artist Reception: Friday, Aug. 7, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Details available soon.

Free refreshments provided by the artists  &  City of San Rafael/Falkirk Cultural Center.

Terra Linda Ceramics

September 8- October 9, 2020

Artist Receptions: Friday, Sept. 11 & Oct. 9, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Details available soon.

Free refreshments provided by the artists  &  City of San Rafael/Falkirk Cultural Center.

Let's Exhibit Together / Holiday Dollhouses

November 13- December 11, 2020

Artist Receptions: Friday, Nov. 13 & Dec. 11, 5:00pm-8:00pm

City of San Rafael Employees are invited to exhibit talents beyond their day job.  Join us to learn more about the creativity of staff, we're sure to surprise you.  Special exhibit of Holiday Dollhouses by Minna Pinger.

--> Please email Darcie if you would like to participate. All mediums are welcome.

Details available soon.

Free refreshments provided by the City of San Rafael/Falkirk Cultural Center.


Call For Artists: Rotating Public Art Project

Public Art location on Fifth and C StreetsCity of San Rafael’s Parking Services Division is sponsoring a Call for Artists for a Public Art Project at one of its parking lots in Downtown San Rafael. The exhibit space, a 3 ft. x 6 ft. parking sign at the corner of Fifth Avenue & C Street, will be temporarily transformed into rotating, 6-month public art installations while the new Public Safety Center is being built (across the street).

Artists are encouraged to submit vibrant, colored and spirited designs inspired by the local natural beauty, environment and culture of San Rafael. Artwork that invokes a sense of community and engages pedestrians/drivers passing by this widely-used parking facility, is desired. This is an opportunity to be the first artist (or artist team) to showcase a piece at this location. The goal is to feature in each installation, artworks from youth artists (age 18 & under) on one side of the sign and artworks from adults (age 18+) on the opposite side.

We are interested in images created from, but not limited to, the following techniques: oil & acrylic painting, digital painting or art, watercolor, color drawings, paper art. Photography and black & white images will not be considered.

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Exhibit Proposals

Falkirk welcomes exhibition proposals on an ongoing basis. Exhibitions must include at least three artists. Proposals should include a brief, one-page description of the exhibition explaining its overall theme and scope. Include sample images in digital form, along with bios and any relevant information about the artists or the group you are representing.

Email proposal to:

Mail proposal to: San Rafael Library & Recreation Department

ATTN: Falkirk Cultural Center- Exhibition Program
618 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

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