Sunday, November 21, 2010

Join us on Tuesdays at The Belrose!

A Vehicle for Change is co-hosting (along with The Plant Studios) Tuesdays are Bluesdays at The Belrose in San Rafael.
Why? To celebrate American roots music, demonstrate how all rock is rooted in the blues, to keep musicians working in our community and to help the Belrose sustain its rep as the coolest little dinner theatre in Marin!
Every week, starting at 7:00, Mari Mack and Livin Like Kings learn a new tune, then at 8:00, we open the doors to let in our friends in on the rest of rehearsal and at 9:00 we and play a set for you. Sometimes, Arne invites a friend or two sit in with the band - Two weeks ago, Don Bassey stopped by. Last week, Scott Petersen & Prairie Prince sat in - Scott for the whole night, Prairie for a few tunes.
Margie serves up the beer, wine and chili, and it's a little party!
Admission is only $5 - We also have a collection box for our favorite local non-profit arts programs, for those who are willing and able to give a little more. Contact the BELROSE for more information!

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Want to help raise funds for A Vehicle for Change non-profit programs, the Artsboretum or YOUR favorite cause?
Join us for Thrill the World: Sausalito and participate in our Adopt a Zombie fundraising campaign! It will be awesome fun!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Mari Mack CD Release Events!

After six years in the making, Mari Mack's "Can't Go Back" is released!
I figure, if I want to encourage more independent artists to use "music as a vehicle for change," it makes sense for me to set the example. Since I put in a LOT of volunteer hours into non-profit work, the majority of proceeds from CD sales will indirectly finance my two pet projects: A Vehicle for Change and The Plant Studios' Artsboretum.
There are only special TWO CD release events with the band, Livin' Like Kings: First is scheduled for September 25th at the 142 Throckmorton in Mill Valley and the final is October 9th at the Rancho Nicasio. For more info on how you can join in on the fun and get a free gift with purchase of advance tickets, please click HERE

-- Mari Tamburo (aka Mari Mack)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

DJ Mystri Spins for The Plant's Legacy!

At the Sausalito Art Festival, great music, both LIVE and recorded, will be begging your bootie to boogie. DJ Mystri Gardner, will be start the Sunday 70's set with Wake of the Flood by Grateful Dead and For You by Prince, then between sets by Pablo Cruise and the Tubes, it's time for Rumours by Fleetwood Mac. Between The Tubes and Dave Mason, hang out for a listen of Talkin' Blues by Bob Marley, the majority of which was recorded in 1973 for a Live from The Record Plant show hosted by Tom Donahue on KSAN.

As always, DJ Mystri's music was recorded at the legendary Plant and she uses the proceeds to continue her non-profit work for A Vehicle for Change and The Artsboretum projects.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

LOCALS ONLY CARD - 20% discount!

Friends of Artsboretum & A Vehicle for Change receive a 20% discount off a Locals Only Card, which entitles you to discounts at over 50 + restaurant and service in San Francisco!
To get yours, just use the discount code - tloc72 - when ordering your card at
Feel free to pass this tip along to your friends in the San Francisco Bay Area!

Sausalito and Mill Valley locations coming soon!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Spread the "Creative Forces"

Music & art - each is a vehicle for change - combined, they are "creative forces" for excellence! This Kickstarter project just reached its funding goal - we'd still like to share it with you in case you might like to become a backer....

Friday, June 11, 2010

TONIGHT: Mari Mack & Livin' Like Kings

w/ special guests Austin deLone and Fil Lorenz at the Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Drive @ Gate Five Road. Doors at 8:30pm. If you have a party of 6 or more, call 415-331-BUZZ for a free shuttle within Marin

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Call for Action: Ban the Use of Methyl Iodide!

The public has until June 29th to state its opposition to use of Methyl Iodide as a pesticde in CA. The EPA approved its use in 2007, even after 50 scientists, 5 of them Nobel Laureates, advised against its use.
Methyl iodide is so reliably carcinogenic that it's used in the lab to cause cancer. Scientists say it "cannot be used safely," yet Gov. Schwarzennegger has pushed its approval. We have until the end of June to register public outrage.
How can you help?:
1) Call the Governor & demand that methyl iodide not be approved for use in California: (916) 445-2841
2) Comment by email:
3) Sign an online petition and get more information:
Pesticide Action Network Methyl Iodide page

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Now accepting pre-orders for the Mari Mack CD

Proceeds will be split 50/50 - half to the artist, half donated to The Plant Studios' Artsboretum project.
Music is a vehicle for change.

$9.99 or you may choose to donate more - just choose the DONATE button , enter your donation amount, and in special instructions for the merchant, please enter "Mari Mack CD"


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Earth Day Marin!

Come on and give us a visit - we'll have our 'zero emission' kids art car - you can get to hear the winners of the Marin Green Song contest - and lots of fun activities for the whole family!

CLICK HERE to Check it out!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Reminder : Call for Artists! Art of the Automobile

Deadline is Friday, April 2nd:
Art of the Automobile
April 29 - June 4
Racing Reception Fri May 7
To coincide with San Rafael’s
fabulous automotive events:
• May Madness Classic Car Parade • May 8
• Marin-Sonoma Concours d’Elegance • May 16
This showcase of multi-media automotive fine art merges the art world and the car world - Requirements:
• 2D and 3D works using automobiles as subject matter, compositional elements or using car parts as the medium
• all media will be considered

Monday, March 29, 2010


Join us at the first Artsboretum Meetup! It's an opportunity for creative people to mix and mingle in a fun setting. No, there won't be any live music, but afterwards, you have your choice of live options nearby - we'll have a list.
Just be sure to bring plenty of business cards and be open to meeting new people - you never know, you just might find your next creative collaborator. NO COVER CHARGE. $5 well drinks, $5 20 oz. or $3 12 oz. drafts, 1/2 off all wine, and $5 bar appetizers.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Music is a vehicle for change!

Do you love Music, Art and Dance? Do you have a sense of fun and adventure? Make a difference and have a blast while doing it! Join in the fun by driving A Vehicle for Change
It's easy to participate:
Just purchase one or more of our three great services at great deals - and funds generated from your purchase will go towards supporting non-profit arts organizations.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Hats off to Cartist Jeremy Dean!

A Vehicle for Change salutes Cartist Jeremy Dean, who turned a Hummer into a Horse drawn carriage - Back to the Future!

Continuation of our journey!

Hey there - welcome to our new digs!
As you may or may not know, A Vehicle for Change started in 2007 as a non-profit branch of The Plant Studios in Sausalito!
Our mission: to use music, media and the arts as a vehicle for change in the world! We especially like to focus on using music, art and media to engage youth in collaborative, conscious creativity!
Since The Plant closed its doors in 2008, we lost our office and shifted our original mission focus to preserve that building, an amazing icon of our music history, for future generations.
Now that The Plant Studios' Artsboretum is gaining momentum, we are once again able to redirect some of our energy towards A Vehicle for Change, which is now a creative conscious enterprise driving change through music and the arts! We support The Plant Studios' Artsboretum Project and additional arts non-profits that serve at risk and homeless youth in the Bay Area and beyond!