O’Hanlon Center for the Arts provides an environment and spaces
where creativity and community can develop, expand and flourish


From the Board and Staff

Dear O’Hanlon Community:

We would like to give a heart felt thank you for staying with us during this pandemic. We hope you have been able to take advantage of our online community, since we are unable to meet in person at the Center.

At the August Board meeting, the Board of Directors voted to keep the center closed through January 31, 2021. We know this is not an ideal situation. This decision was not made lightly. We took into consideration the health and well-being of staff and members, current local trends and information from the county and state. 

A subcommittee of the board and staff will be working together to develop a plan and protocol for reopening with our goal to be after January 2021. We will be continually monitoring this situation and closely follow the state and county guidelines for creating and maintaining a safe environment. Should our plans change, we will inform you as soon as possible.

In the mean time, we have been recording our online events. If you missed them live, don’t worry. See recordings on our new Vimeo page.  Click Here 


Our center’s facilities are now temporary art studios. We are hosting eight artists. Some spots are available for 2-4 weeks and others for longer. If you would like to be considered for a spot please contact Erma: erma@ohanloncenter.org

If you are not receiving email notifications about calls for art and workshops, please request to be added (see adjacent form).

We will continue to monitor the situation surrounding the coronavirus and keep you updated about our upcoming public programs. We wish everyone good health and invite you all to stay connected with each other through our “O’Hanlon From Home” Facebook page and Instagram page. Keep creative at home and share your work and discoveries remotely until we can meet together as a community in person again.


Naomi Tamura, Board President
Erma & Ellen and the entire OHCA Board of Directors.

Please enjoy our current “Art Conversations” Video Below with Oscar Lopez.  To view other videos on our channel, go here. 

current exhibits & events


Postcard Design: Jeremy Thornton. Postcard Art, Rachel Davis: Inspiration Photo of Aakou Vossah taken by Tlali Henry, Used with Permission




12th Annual Women’s Show

This Show is dedicated in honor of the pioneer women artists who paved the way.

Artist’s Roundtable

September 15, 4 p.m.


Workshops & Events

Sat 26

Saturday Perception Workshop w/ LEO NIÑO

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oct 01
Oct 02

upcoming exhibits

Golden Hour – Online Show

Art: Woodward Payne. Design: Jeremy Thornton 





juried by Kim Eagles-Smith


Artist’s Roundtable

October 6, 4 p.m.


Artist Call for Entries

Submit your artwork for an upcoming Gallery show.

Ways to Participate at O’Hanlon Center

Events & Exhibitions at OHCA are open to the public.
Here are 6 ways you can participate!

Attend a Workshop

Programs offered at O’Hanlon emphasize the creative process and the continued pursuit of meaning and authenticity through observation, exploration, and experimentation.

Our programs are  designed to allow your own perceptions to inspire your art.

Visit our Galleries

The O’Hanlon Gallery features juried group shows which change monthly, showcasing a wide range of local artists.

The Loft Gallery shows work by individual O’Hanlon members and small groups.

Admission to our galleries is always free!

Submit your Artwork

Submissions to our monthly Gallery shows are open to Members and non-Members alike.

Exhibits are juried by SF Bay Area gallery owners and prominent local artists.

Become a Member

When you become a member, you join a community of artists and art enthusiasts who gather in our beautiful setting to dialogue and share their work, ideas and inspiration.

Memberships are available for individuals and households, and start at just $95/year.


As a 501(c)3 non-profit, we depend on donations large and small from supportive individuals and businesses.

Our beautiful new street sign above was made possible by a donation from one of our members!

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This organization thrives with active participation from so many people!

Volunteer opportunities include: assisting with art intake days, setting up for receptions or special events, planting succulents in our sculpture gardens, participating in committees and more.

O’Hanlon Center grounds are open to the public from 9 am-9 pm. We’re in a residential area, so please be conscious of our neighbors!

We’re located 1 mile out of downtown Mill Valley, and 1/2 mile past the Mill Valley Library on Throckmorton Ave.

616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley CA 94941

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Parking is available in our small lot and on street; please consider carpooling, walking or biking when attending larger events.

Photo of entrance to O'Hanlon Center parking lot.

We have one designated accessible parking space at the top of the driveway next to our Loft building; please call the Office if you have questions about accessibility! (415) 388-4331

O’Hanlon Gallery Hours

Tuesday – Friday
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Note: The O’Hanlon Gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays, except for special events, and for a few days in between posted Exhibit dates.

The Loft Gallery is generally open similar hours, but workshops are also held in the space. Please call ahead to verify access to the Loft. (415) 388-4331