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. The Cubberley Artist Studio Program consists of 22 studios, currently housing 23 artists; a rotating studio available for residences of up to 3 months; and the ArtLab, a community programming and exhibition space. The program is administered by Division of Arts and Sciences, City of Palo Alto.
Vision and Program Goals
Annual Community Events
Throughout the year, CASP enthusiastically engages the Palo Alto community by hosting public events. CASP artists organize these events, providing a glimpse into working studios and an opportunity to meet artists of this juried long-term residency program.
Cubberley Community Day
Each year, this annual free community event is filled with something for everyone: kid’s activities, performances & demo’s, food and snacks, art exhibits, information tables by Cubberley renters and tenants to share and discuss their programs, and volunteer opportunities. Selected CASP artists host open studios and art workshops.
Meet The Artists
Bi-annually, artists of this juried residency program show their work through fast-paced, high energy, 2 minute presentations
A bi-annual exhibition curated by CASP artists, which invites local artists to submit work for an entry-fee-free open exhibition. The open exhibition is intended to encourage and draw upon a broad range of community perspectives, aesthetic responses, and media.
Winter Open Studios / SVOS
Twice a year, artists welcome members of the community into their open studios for workshops, art and refreshments throughout the day. With artwork available for sale, CASP artists create work in a wide range of artistic experiences and media, from traditional fine arts to innovative mixed media, performance and social practice.
Upcoming Shows and Events
For a full list of our upcoming events and exhibitions, be sure to visit the program calendar.
Public Alchemy III
March 2-16, 2019
Local artists are invited to submit work for an open community exhibition. Public Alchemy III draws upon a broad range of community perspectives, aesthetic responses, and media. Stay tuned for more information, including how to submit your artwork for the exhibition.
NFC Art in Technology Exhibition
April 18-29, 2019
This exhibition will feature CASP and local artists who have embedded the NFC chip into their artwork. NFC, Near Field Communication, is a technology where chips can be easily programmed to display a video, photo collage, website, or more complex info with multimedia programming. When one places a smart phone in close proximity to the chip, it will display the programmed info on the screen.
City Shows Gratitude to Veterans - Palo Alto Online, November 6, 2018
A+E Calendar: Peninsula Things to Do, Nov 3 and Beyond - San Jose Mercury News, November 2, 2017
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"Artist Masters Old, New Techniques" – Palo Alto Daily Post Feature on Charles Woodruff Coates, May 5, 2017
“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