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Headlands Center for the Arts

Headlands Center for the Arts


Headlands Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary, international arts center dedicated to supporting artists; the creative process; and the development of new, innovative ideas and artwork.

Where we are is as important as what we do. Our campus comprises a cluster of artist-rehabilitated military buildings, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge at historic Fort Barry in the Marin Headlands, a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Headlands Center for the Arts is about people, their ideas, and the things they make, and what we do is only possible thanks to the generosity of those who support us.

Unlike a museum or a theater, art at Headlands is being produced in real time. Artists participating in our programs are engaged in the behind the scenes aspects of art making – researching, reading, walking, talking, and trying their hand at new techniques and approaches.

A few times a month we throw open our doors and invite you to join us for Public Events, ranging from intimate artist talks and dinners to campus-wide Open Houses. On non-event days you’re welcome to pop by during open hours to explore the artist-rehabilitated spaces, visit the exhibition or artist working in Project Space and enjoy a good cup of coffee in the Mess Hall.

Visit our website for details and directions.


Headlands Center for the Arts

944 Simmonds Rd., Sausalito, CA 94965


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Parking is limited! Please follow directions from our parking attendants. If you can, we encourage you to carpool, bike, or take the bus.

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