Located approximately eleven miles north of San Francisco and accessible via the Golden Gate Bridge, Mill Valley is a small Marin County community with a population of just over 13,000.
Mill Valley, which began as a Ranchero in the mid-1800s due to its abundance of coastal redwood - which was harvested for lumber - has become a community that is extremely dedicated to the promotion of the arts.
Perhaps the best example of this commitment is Mill Valley's annual Fall Arts Festival, which apartment renters can enjoy every September at the foot of Mount Tamalpais in Old Mill Park.
The festival, which takes place on a weekend towards the end of September, costs $8 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors and is free for children under 12. The experience is well worth the price of admission for Mill Valley apartment tenants, who can enjoy a wide spectrum of exhibitions while viewing performances from a number of different musical genres.
The festival, which began in 1957 with a group of artists exhibiting their works in downtown store windows, has blossomed as it strives to foster public education and awareness of the arts, provide a showcase for new and emerging artists and present a "high-quality family event."
In addition to the exhibitions, entertainment is provided for Mill Valley apartment tenants looking to enjoy the last few days of September. Craft activities provided by local organizations and performers are popular for guests of all ages, and performances ranging from comedians to folk singers to jazz musicians make the event a fun experience for everyone.
Mill Valley apartment renters will also benefit from the funds raised at the festival, as the event contributes a portion of the money raised to the improvement of Old Mill Park. Projects have included the construction of a stage and seating area as well as the implementation of a cement ramp in the lower area of the park.
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