Cubberley Artist Studio Program


The Cubberley Artist Studio Program (CASP) supports the vitality of the arts in Palo Alto by providing City-sponsored, affordable studio space for artists, building creative community and fostering public engagement with the arts and artists.


• Create an artist community that fosters diverse and numerous opportunities for growth and collaboration in the creation of new work.

• Ensure the representation of a wide range of experience in terms of artistic disciplines, artistic development, as well as diverse cultural and aesthetic approaches.

• Create a dynamic and accessible cultural destination for the community, with economic value for the resident artists.

• Foster active engagement with and visibility with the Palo Alto and surrounding  communities.

• Continue to increase the prestigious and competitive reputation of the program. Ensure that the program is accessible, open, inclusive, equitable, and responsive to the community need for studio space.



Why Palo Alto Subsidizes Studio Rents for Priced Out Artists” – KQED, November 17, 2016
James Turrell in Palo Alto: Hot Art Bling the New Thing on the Peninsula” – KQED, April 27, 2016


Public Alchemy II
Saturdays, February 25 - March 18, 2017 – CASP hosts its second annual Public Alchemy event, an open-ended exhibition intended to encourage and draw upon a broad range of media from within the community. The culminating exhibition will be on display Saturdays, February 25-March 18th from 12:00 - 6:00 PM. Opening reception will be hosted Saturday, February 25th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Cubberley Community Center, Art Lab U7.

Cubberley Community Day
Saturday, March 25 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM -- Join CASP artists for open studios and various art activities as part of Cubberley's annual Community Day. This event has something for everyone: kid's activities, performances and demos, food and snacks, art exhibits and information tables for Cubberley tenants to share and discuss their programs and volunteer opportunities.

"Strength in Diversity - and What's with the Hijab?"
Saturday, March 25 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM -- An interactive art project and an open conversation with members of the public, as part of Cubberley Community Day.
From facilitators Rasha ElSayed, Lubna Shaikh and CASP artist Melissa Wyman: "We are a group of women interested in bringing the community together to collaborate and create an artistic expression of curiosity, openness and a tapestry of ideas that connect us as human beings. This project comes in response to the urgent need to make a space for people to engage in personal and meaningful dialogue with others who are painted to be different. We aim to provide a safe space for the community members to engage in conversation around a work of art with questions they have about Islam, being a Muslim, and wearing a hijab."

"Metamorphosis: Young People and the Journey of Immigration" and event with artist Robin Lasser
June 1 - 12, 2017 -- Co-curated by CASP artist Barbara Boissevain, this exhibition will feature artwork from high school students responding to ideas of Islamophobia. 


Catherine di Napoli -- Ecstasy: A New Exhibition of Works by di Napoli
diPietro Todd - Mill Valley
January 17 - March 15, 2017
Reception: February 3, 4-6 p.m.

Mel Day -- Wall of Song, with Michael Namkung
January - April 2017

Catherine di Napoli -- Ecstasy Unbound: A New Exhibition of Works by di Napoli
diPetro Todd - Pacific Heights
July 1 - September 30, 2017

Brittany Amante, Public Art Assistant,

CASP Press Release

Public Alchemy: Cubberley Artist Studio Program Presents an Entry-Fee-Free Open Exhibition for Local Artists - 1/30/2017

Cubberley Artists Exhibit New Diverse Works During 16th Annual Winter Event - 11/17/2016

A Look Behind the Scenes at the Cubberley Artist Studios During the 30th Annual SVOS Celebration - 5/9/2016

Public Alchemy: Inaugural Community Exhibition at Cubberley Community Center - 2/23/2016

Cubberley Artists Present Dynamic New Work at Free Community Events This Month - 11/3/2015

Cubberley Artists Showcase Their Work at Silicon Valley Open Studios (SVOS) - 4/28/2015

Artists Announced For The Newly Relaunched Cubberley Artist Studio Program - 09/12/2014

Revamped Palo Alto Art Studios Becoming a Bay Area Cultural Destination - 06/11/2014

Last Updated: Mar 14, 2017