(You’ll have the option to add a comment, or make a donation in Honor/Memory of through the above link.)

O’Hanlon Center also accepts cash, checks, and credit cards by mail, phone or in person in the office. Stop by or send a check, payable to O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, to 616 Throckmorton Ave. Mill Valley, CA 94941.

Other easy ways to give:

mill-valley-market-logoMention number 7078 at Mill Valley Market’s register and 2% of your sales will be donated to OHCA!
O’Hanlon Center has also enrolled in Escrip.com, an online resource for fundraising where participating businesses contribute a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards, credit card, and debit/ATM card purchases back to OHCA. Visit their family of merchants for a complete list of businesses in the program.

Here’s how it works:

You register any one or all of your existing grocery loyalty, debit and credit cards for use in the program. Participating merchants will make contributions to OHCA based on purchases made by you, just by using the cards you have registered. Your purchases are tracked and available to you online, allowing you to see just how much you are earning on OHCA’s behalf!  Take a look at the Escrip website and enroll today to begin giving to O’Hanlon Center—we thank you in advance!

Do you shop online with AmazonSmile?  Designate O’Hanlon Center for the Arts as the non profit you’d like to support and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to OHCA!

What is AmazonSmile?  AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support O’Hanlon Center every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to OHCA.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?  To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?  Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?  Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?  On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select “O’Hanlon Center for the Arts” to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.

Make your mark at O’Hanlon! Designate O’Hanlon Center as a beneficiary in your estate planning.  Contact the OHCA office for details.


O’Hanlon Center for the Arts is a nonprofit educational organization (501(c)3) whose mission is to provide an environment and spaces where creativity and community can develop, expand and flourish. Dick and Ann O’Hanlon gifted their Mill Valley home as a working studio/ workshop for the community upon their passing. This legacy serves as a testament of their commitment to the importance of the arts in Mill Valley, southern Marin, and indeed, all of the Bay Area.  We rely on the community and our members to keep us going.  All arts organizations have seen diminished public support in recent years, but you can be of great help to us now by making a donation of any size.


OHCA is raising much needed monies for infrastructure needs that will assist the artists, writers, performers, and meditators of all ages who participate in our programs and are inspired and nurtured by the serenity of our setting. 

2021: Earlier this year a sinkhole suddenly appeared at the base of the south wall of the lower Loft, endangering our treasured building which has been used for members making art and gathering together for the past 52 years. This hole puts the foundation of The Loft building in extreme danger and could render the building permanently unusable for classes, artists and drop in studio rentals, meetings, summer camp for kids and for our community to come together in. 

Contractors were engaged to stabilize the soil underneath The Loft. This emergency fix has set the center back approximately $18,000. The long-term solution as recommended by experienced sinkhole repair contractors and engineering experts, is that we divert the creek, currently flowing literally under the loft, down the driveway. This solution is estimated to be approximately $60,000-$80,000. Diverting the creek will remove the risk of further erosion and ensure the stability of The Loft foundation and therefore use of the building for many future creatives to make their mark in.

We are asking all of our members and our greater OHCA community to help us with this major unexpected expense to save the building at the heart of our center. 


With your support, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts can not only continue to nurture our own growth but can also extend its influence by bringing together people of all disciplines to reinforce the inquiring mind and champion the creative spirit.


The Board has offered certain naming rights for your donations. Corporate donors who contribute more than $1,000 will have their company logo placed on the OHCA website, thanked publicly, and will be sent a formal thank you letter to be used as a tax write-off. For more substantial donations, we have a recognition package that we will share with you upon request.


O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ nonprofit tax ID number is 94-1711-729.


For our part, OHCA has annual fundraising campaigns, and has dipped deeply into our investment reserve fund to raise the capital needed for these overdue modernizations.


We ask your participation in creating more a robust fiscal future for O’Hanlon Center.






• FUNDED & COMPLETE: New ADA accessible restroom in the LOFT Building and a re-graded handicap parking area nearby. (Thanks to our Members!)


• FUNDED & COMPLETE: The main sewer line was replaced in 2020 THANK YOU all who helped get that big project completed.


• FUNDED & COMPLETE: New kiln for Koya ceramics studio (Thanks to Marianne & Jim Wallace!)





Our 2019 Young Artist Creativity Camp is supported by a generous Grant from The Outdoor Art Club.


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Thank you to Michael Heacock Architects for their ongoing contributions toward our Site Improvement Project!

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Thank you to Bank of Marin for their $500 local grant in 2018!

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Thank you to the NC Financial Group for spearheading our corporate support!

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Thank You to Jeff Hicks Construction for installing the plaque on the Dick O’Hanlon sculpture at Mill Valley Library!

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Thank you to Green Jeans Garden Supply for their donation of plants at cost!

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Thank You to Once Around, the Mill Valley Arts & Crafts Store, for Underwriting our Student Art show!

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