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


OHCA COMMUNITY and Supporters: We need your HELP!

2021 started off with a mix of optimism and challenges. We are hopeful in time we can gather together at the center in person to celebrate, create, and communicate. However, after a successful year despite the pandemic and closure, one of our biggest challenges to date presented itself.

A sinkhole suddenly appeared at the base of the south wall of the lower Loft, endangering our treasured building for members making art and coming together. This hole puts the foundation of the Loft building in extreme danger and could render the building permanently unusable for classes, rental income for artists, meetings, summer camp for kids and for our directors. The sinkhole was promptly cordoned off by our directors, and emergency funds were released by the OHCA Board. With the help of Rick Block and Potter Wickware, 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 under the loft, down the driveway. This repair 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.

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.

It would be wonderful to receive specific donations of increments of $25, $50, $100, $500, $1000.
Any amount will be helpful to SAVE THE LOFT.





Erma Murphy – Executive Director


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



Mon 18

Process: Collage to Paint w/ LAUREL SHEAR

October 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon 18
Thu 21

Creative Writing w/ ABBY WASSERMAN

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 21

Artist Call for Entries

Submit your artwork for an upcoming Gallery show.

current exhibits


Online Gallery Show

“Women Artists Making Their Mark”
juried by Donna Seager & Suzanne Gray

Aug 9–Oct 1, 2021

Artist’s Roundtable Online
August 10, 2021, 4 p.m.

Art: Terry Tsu. Design: Jeremy Thornton

Loft Gallery Show

Cayen Robertson, “New Work”

Oct 5–30, 2021

Opening Reception:
Tuesday, October 5, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Download Cayen’s Artist Statement


Art: Cayen Robertson

In Person Gallery Show

juried by Marcia Lieberman

Sept 30 – Nov 11, 2021

Artist’s Roundtable in person
Oct 5, 2021, 4 p.m.

Art: Phyllis Thelen. Design: Jeremy Thornton

upcoming exhibits


Online Gallery Show

“So Real – Surreal”
juried by Michael Yochum

Nov 15, 2021

Artist’s Roundtable Online
Nov 16, 2021, 4 p.m.

Art: Paulette Traverso. Design: Jeremy Thornton

Loft Gallery Show

Cayen Robertson, “New Work”

Oct 5–30, 2021

Opening Reception:
Tuesday, October 5, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Art: Cayen Robertson

In Person Gallery Show

Artists from the OHCA “Surprise Yourself” Group

Nov 17 – Dec 9, 2021

Opening Reception
Saturday, November 20, 3–5 p.m.

Art detail: Ann Fricker. Design: Jeremy Thornton

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

Wednesday to Saturday
11:00 am – 2:00 pm


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