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Tao House on View at Danville Open Studios, May 11–12

Water-media artists, sketchers, and photographers are invited to discover the beauty of the Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site and to do plein-air painting, drawing, and photography during Open Studios on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, as guests of the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House and the National Park Service. It was at Tao House where Eugene O’Neill found the peace and quiet to write his late masterpieces, including Long Day’s Journey Into Night, which will be performed in the Old Barn in September. You can explore the grounds and enjoy views of Mt. Diablo, the Las Trampas hills, the nut orchard, the courtyard garden, and the cows grazing nearby.

Meet the NPS shuttle at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley, 205 Railroad Ave., in downtown Danville. Parking is plentiful in the large lot adjacent to the museum. Be sure to travel light.

Shuttle schedule:

Sat.     10:15 am   12:15 pm  2:15 pm

Sun.   10 am   2 pm

Last returning shuttle   3:30 pm


So we can plan for your visit, please register by May 4

You can tour Tao House, with an NPS guide on Sunday or self-guided on Saturday. Bring a brown-bag lunch and eat at the picnic tables on the grounds. No eating or painting allowed in the house.

While in Danville, be sure to stop by the Valley Theatre Art Gallery to see the California Watercolor Society show, “Luminous,” which coincides with Danville’s Open Studios.

To learn about the 20th Annual Eugene O’Neill Festival Aug. 30–Sept. 29, click HERE.