Please Note: This event has expired.

Intrigue & Art at the ’39 Expo

Presented by O’Hanlon Center for the Arts at O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley CA

May 18 2019
Intrigue & Art at the ’39 Expo

Engaging presentation about the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition

Join us for a presentation by Christie Nelson, author of Beautiful Illusion, Treasure Island, 1939, and Patricia Araujo, luminous painter, of the forgotten treasures of the Magic City.

Christie and Patricia will share their passion and curiosity about San Francisco’s last and nearly forgotten world’s fair, the Golden Gate International Exposition.

Patricia Araujo has studied architecture, painting, and photography, and over the last decade has focused her painting on urban architecture in San Francisco. Her fascination with the Golden Gate International Exposition has inspired her to paint the face of the fair’s goddess, Pacifica, using different perspectives and color schemes. Her “Tribute to Pacifica,” has been made into posters and notecards, by the Treasure Island Museum.

Christie Nelson grew up in San Francisco and has written two earlier novels, “Dreaming Mill Valley” and “Woodacre”. Now she has published a novel set at the 1939 Golden Gate International exposition. Mixing fact and fiction with a dash of noir, Beautiful Illusion is a story of love and deception that explores what happens when human hearts collide as the world is plotting war.


$10 suggested donation

Contact: 415.388.4331


    Official Website

Additional time info:

Doors at 6:30 pm, start by 7:00!



O'Hanlon Center for the Arts

616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941


Street and parking lot parking


    • Wheelchair Access

Please phone in advance regarding accessibility for people with disabilities, and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

CONNECT WITH O’Hanlon Center for the Arts


Follow us on Facebook

MarinArts is made possible with support from:

MarinArts Sponsors:

Artsopolis Network Members: Akron OH | Austin TX | Bainbridge Island WA | Birmingham AL | Boston MA | Cape Cod MA | Cincinnati OH | Cleveland OH | Colorado Springs CO | Columbia SC | DuPage County IL | Durham NC | Essex County MA | Flagstaff AZ | Flint MI | Fort Lauderdale FL | Indianapolis IN | Kalamazoo MI | Kansas City MO | KeepMovingOKC | Macon GA | Main Line Area PA | Marin County CA | Marquette County MI | Mendocino County CA | Middlesex County NJ | Milwaukee WI | Montgomery County MD | Napa Valley CA | Nashville TN | Niagara County NY | Oklahoma City OK | Orange County CA | Orlando FL | Ottawa IL | Panama City FL | Pittsburgh PA | Providence RI | Quito, Ecuador | Richardson TX | Sacramento CA | San Antonio TX | St. Cloud MN | St. Croix Valley MN/WI | St. Johns County FL | Stillwater MN | Tallahassee FL | Tampa Bay FL | Utah | Ventura CA | York County PA