Organization Profile

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival

What We Do:

The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival hosts a juried art and craft show in Down Town Mill Valley annually since 1957.The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival began as The Arts Festival in 1957 with a group of artists exhibiting their works in downtown store windows. As participation increased, the fledgling festival was held in Lytton Square. In 1962, the festival was incorporated, became an independent nonprofit organization and officially changed its name to The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival and moved to its present site at historic Old Mill Park.

Who We Are:

This community event reflects the spirit of Mill Valley and its purpose of supporting established independent artists and emerging student artists. Scores of Festival volunteers help build the festival, staff the gates and the Poster, T-Shirt and information booths during this annual two-day event. Much needed support comes from all areas of our community including: in-kind services and donations from the food and beverage providers who partner with Mill Valley nonprofit service organizations. Entertainment by fabulous Bay Area performers at the main and children's stages is included with the gate charge. Children's craft activities are supported by local high school student artists and youth organizations. The Festival Committee works diligently to continue our tradition of:Encouraging and fostering public education in the awareness and appreciation of fine arts and crafts.Providing an open and continuing dialogue between the established artist and the public.Creating a foundation upon which local service organizations are able to raise a large portion of their operating budgets.Providing an important showcase for new and emerging artists.Presenting a high quality family friendly event.

Mill Valley, CA, 94942