Novato Arts Center at Hamilton Field

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Novato Arts Center at Hamilton FieldThe Novato Arts Center at Hamilton Field provides a campus setting for artists who work in a variety of media, from oils and watercolor to ceramics and metal. To catch a glimpse of the over 40 artists at work in the three buildings, stop by the first Sunday of every month for Open Studios. Visitors have the opportunity to watch artists at work, ask questions, and purchase handmade art by local artists. The gallery and retail store are run by the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, a nonprofit Bay Area arts organization. In fulfillment of their mission to provide community access to art, the Museum Gallery is free to the public.

The Novato Arts Center at Hamilton Field provides a campus setting for artists at the historic airfield, once called the "Hollywood of military bases". The facility has been recently renovated, retaining its original 1930s Spanish style architecture. The Novato Arts Center campus consists of three buildings, housing over 40 individual artist studios, a museum, art classrooms, art gallery and retail store. A restaurant on-site, Beso Bistro offers brunch, lunch and dinner menus with indoor and outdoor patio seating.

The three building campus is connected by pathways and an interior garden area. The gallery entrance is located at 500 Palm Drive. Classrooms and studios are located at 501 Palm Drive and 781 Hamilton Parkway.

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Studio Vacancies at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA)

Interested in renting a studio at MarinMOCA? Studios range in size from 127 – 321 square feet, and in price from $274.06 - $704.22 per month ($2.25 per square foot). 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 inquire about vacancies or for more information, please send your name, email and phone number to Mr. Josh Crossley of Keegan & Coppin Commercial Real Estate at or 415-461-1010. Please see flyer for more information about vacancies.

For more information: Call the City of Novato Public Works Department at (415) 899-8246-or email

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