Each year, we put together our Best of Marin issue based on the results of our readers’ poll, in which you, our loyal readers vote for your favorite businesses across Marin County—in categories that include Arts & Culture, Fitness & Recreation, Food & Drink, Home Improvement, Family and Everyday. And each year, we can’t wait to celebrate the winners—people who make Marin such a desirable place to be.
Our theme this year, Marin Innovators, draws from the idea that those who wish to be successful are continually driven to come up with new and compelling ways to do what they do, while appealing to those all around them. Using a Pop Art design concept to illustrate this theme, we pay homage to six well-known artists who, back in the late ’50s and early ’60s, were introducing new ways of looking at the world around them, challenging the norm and turning modern art upside down.
We hope that, as you flip through these colorful pages, you feel a sense that nothing around you is the way it “should be,” and that anything is possible. So, Marin, keep up the great work, and keep pushing those limits. We’re excited to hear about all of the wild and exciting ideas that you dream up—and turn into reality.
—Molly Oleson, editor