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

Update Dec 1 2020:
Happy Holidays!

From the Board and Staff

Dear O’Hanlon Community:

As 2020 draws to a close and we reflect on this past year, one thing stands out: Our O’Hanlon Community. The O’Hanlon Community is here and it is thriving, growing and transforming while still staying true to our mission. Thank you for your continued support!

Despite being closed to the public, our community is still very active.  We’ve seen you online through our various programs and gallery shows. We’ve seen you at our center creating and innovating in our temporary studios. And we’ve seen you volunteering through our committees tackling many much needed repairs and addressing fire safety concerns on the property.

The engaged and committed community involvement and interest in our growing online shows, just proves that art creation and exhibition is a valuable and needed outlet for many.

While 2020 did not turn out as intended, the O’Hanlon community has demonstrated its resilience and ingenuity in many surprising and wonderful ways. And we hope to continue and expand on that in 2021.

Looking forward to 2021, here are some key updates to take note of:

  • Our 2020-21 Member show is goes live online on Dec 15 with a Zoom roundtable at 4pm. The MEMBER Meeting is January 25, 2021 also through Zoom.


  • The O’Hanlon Exhibitions committee has determined the slate of online and in gallery shows. You can find the link here:
  • If you’d like to get more involved with O’Hanlon Center for the Arts please contact Erma or Ellen to ask about joining, volunteering or serving on one of our committees.

We again, thank you, our community for making this year the best we could’ve hoped for. 

With much gratitude and heartfelt holiday greetings,


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

Check out the latest videos from O’Hanlon Center’s
OHCA Roundtable Discussions,
Conversations with Artists, and
Sunday Salon Performances on our Vimeo page.

current exhibits & events

Workshops & Events

Sat 16

Saturday Perception Workshop w/ LEO NIÑO

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 18

Beginning Watercolor w/ COLLEEN GIANATIEMPO

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon 18

Image & Paint for ages 9–12 w/ BETH WALDMAN

January 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 20

Mixed Media Techniques w/ COLLEEN GIANATIEMPO

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

upcoming exhibits

A MOMENT OF REFLECTION – O’Hanlon Gallery Show

Art: Michael Mudd. Design: Jeremy Thornton

FEBRUARY 9 – MARCH 18, 2021



Juried by Emebet Korn


Artist’s Roundtable Online

February 9, 2021, 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!


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