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The City of Novato's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department offers a wide variety of diverse and exciting special events for all ages with a focus on building community and engagement. Thank you for your continued support of our growing special event offerings!

Check out our upcoming events below, scroll through our calendar to see future event dates and information, or click one of our "Quick Links" for information about a specific event or series.

Virtual Rec Center


Virtual Storytime

Saturday Mornings | 10:30 AM

Free Virtual Event

Camp Day

Date will be Announced Soon!

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Marin MOCA Exhibit Opening 50 Faces

Contemporary Mosaic Artwork from Italy

The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) invites you to experience an an exciting new exhibit in collaboration with Associazione Naonis and the Italian Film Festival, MOCA presents 50 FACES. Experience this stunning exhibit of contemporary mosaic artwork from the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli in Italy, where talented young artists redefine the ancient tradition of mosaic art with innovative methods and materials.

The 50 FACES Collection includes Northern California luminaries Robin Williams, Carlos Santana, Sean Penn and Steve Jobs. There are icons of art, culture and music including Frida Kahlo, Yayoi Kusama, J.M. Basquiat and Jimi Hendrix. Viewers will marvel at celebrity super-heros like Angelina Jolie and Robert Downey Jr. and actors like Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio. 

Curator Guglielmo Zanette explains: "50 FACES is a unique blend of art, technique, tradition and culture. It is an exquisite innovation in the contemporary art scene." These compelling artworks use a variety of media including bone, shells, metal and fiber, which are artfully combined with the traditional mosaic material of marble and smalto, to create an iconic set of celebrity portraits

Reception: Saturday, September 21, 5pm-8pm

Exhibit: September 21 - November 10, 2019
Enjoy live music on the lawn, food, libations and  kids chalk-painting activities in the courtyard.  
Exhibit admission: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 70+/students,  free for members  


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