The arts have long played a vital role in Club life, with many musical and theatrical offerings, literary events, poetry readings, and art shows hosted at the clubhouse throughout its history. Many of these events have also raised funds to support the Club’s various charitable endeavors.
No single event has garnered greater ongoing financial benefits to the Club’s work than the Sausalito Art Festival. Starting more than 30 years ago, Club member Ann Arnott arranged for the Club to manage the ticket booths at the Art Festival, for which the Sausalito Art Festival Foundation grants a generous donation to the Scholarship Recognition Fund. In 1980, Club members Lucy Alderman and Alice May initiated the Woman’s Club food booth at the Art Festival, which has become a major source of the Club’s operating income as well as an opportunity for members to become better acquainted.