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.



CASP invites artists to submit work for their 2nd annual, entry-free, open exhibition, Public Alchemy II. This open-ended theme is intended to encourage and draw upon a broad range of community perspectives, aesthetic responses, and media. Cubberley Community Center exists to support and cultivate a diverse range of community interests and groups. Public Alchemy II seeks to build upon this foundation and make space for artistic exchange and dialogue within and between our neighboring communities. This exhibition is non-juried and all forms and media are encouraged and will be exhibited, as space allows. For more information and to download the full call, please click here. For questions, please contact Brittany Amante at


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. CASP invites local artists to submit their work for the non-juried exhibition, as space allows.  For more information, please click here. 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.

Valentine Making Party
Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 12:00 - 4:00 PM -- Hosted by artists Marianne Lettieri, Lynne Greene, and Lisa Van Dusen, this fun, open-house event is a chance to make all kinds of Valentines with all kinds of people. This event will take place in Cubberley Community Center, Art Lab U7.

Community Land Art Installation
Saturdays, February 11 and February 25, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM -- Volunteers of all ages are invited to join artist Linda Gass in planting native rushes (Juncus species). The permanent land art installation will mark the former shoreline of San Francisco Bay at Cooley Landing. Participants will meet at the Cooley Landing Education Center, 2100 Bay Road, East Palo Alto.

Poetry Reading: Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition Project
Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM -- Hosted by CASP artist Servane Briand, this is an event for Bay Area artists and the whole community to celebrate the arts, show solidarity with the people of Iraq and support freedom of expression all around the world. This event will take place in Cubberley Community Center, Art Lab U7. For more information on Al-Mutanabbi, visit the website.

American and Cuban Women Photography Exhibition
Fall 2017, TBD -- Co-curated by CASP artist Barbara Boissevain, this exhibition will feature both American and Cuban women photographers who have photographed Cuba.

Brittany Amante, Public Art Assistant,

CASP Press Release

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: Jan 23, 2017