Mission and Values

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.


With joyful hearts and curious minds, we honor each individual’s creative exploration, encourage artistic practice, and offer the freedom to begin, discover, express, and reflect.


O’Hanlon Center for the Arts is a unique community-focused nonprofit art center located on two acres at the base of Marin County’s Mount Tamalpais. From our rich history to our beautiful setting, O’Hanlon Center has much in common with other California artists’ colonies founded in the early and mid 20th century. As we honor the cultural legacy of Ann and Dick O’Hanlon, we also strive to give back in new and innovative ways to the artists, art lovers, writers, and performers who inspire and support us.