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Poet and/the Bench

The Poet and/the Bench edit of emerging and independent designers and artists reflects our passion for discovery and a considered fascination with narrative, taste and a devotion to craft.

Our mission is to elevate the relationship we have with objects of appreciation in order to create more intimate connections between the object and the maker.

We specialize in an intimate presentation of contemporary fine art from emerging and established artists from the Bay Area and nationally. Our beautifully curated designer collection features craftsmanship across lifestyle essentials to investment pieces.

The arts and culture history and engaging experience that our town of Mill Valley offers is part of its fabric, and we are passionate about preserving this history and as part of the larger Bay Area scene. Studies show that arts and culture initiatives in towns lead to continued economic development—supporting artists, supporting the businesses that promote the artists, and bringing revenue to other neighboring businesses; it supports and amplifies a sense of place (locality), abundance (the network effect of having more reasons for people to spend time here), and is community building; it is a catalyst for connections (old and new), and brings new visions.

Hours of Operation

11 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Oakland

Retail

Turtle & Hare

Hayes Valley

Retail

Peak Design

SoMA

Retail

Fireclay Tile

Mission

Dining

Tartine Manufactory

Mission

Artisan Chocolate

Dandelion Chocolate

San Francisco

Public Art

Illuminate SF

Mill Valley

Galleries, Museums, other exhibits

Poet and/the Bench

San Francisco

Public Art

SFAC