Open House

Summer I Open House

July 10, 12–5PM
Headlands Center for the Arts

Make a reservation.

Open House provides a once-a-season opportunity to roam the various buildings of our campus, meet current artists, view works in progress, and attend screenings, performances, and readings. See what Artists in Residence and Graduate Fellows are up to in their studios, stop by the Project Space installation by Autumn Ahn, and view “The Maximalist,” an exhibition of work by Tom Colcord, our 2021-22 Tournesol Award recipient.

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Although we’re increasing event capacity and opening up more of the campus, we’re also continuing to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19 by requiring reservations and masks worn indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Please note:

  • All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask over the nose and mouth at all times while indoors—no neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas, or face coverings with valves, mesh, or holes.
  • Contact tracing is an important part of reducing the spread of COVID-19. Please contact if you test positive for COVID-19 or experience COVID-19 symptoms following your visit.
  • Mess Hall food service ends at 4:30PM.

Parking is limited to street parking and overflow parking at the Visitor Center lot. If you can, we encourage you to carpool, bike, or take the bus. Get more info on transportation and directions.

First-floor spaces in use for this event (Mess Hall, Key Room, Latrine, The Commons) are accessible to people with mobility aids. Second- and third-floor spaces (Project Space, “The Maximalist” exhibition) are currently accessible only by stairs. Note that there is a steep hill from the MUNI 76X bus stop up to the Headlands campus; if you have accessibility requirements and are planning to attend Open House by public transportation, or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, please reach out to us in advance at

Photo: Tom Ide