Cubberley Artist Studio Program

CASP Artists at 2017 Winter Studios


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

  • 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.

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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.

 Costume workshop at Community Day

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. 

 Andy Muonio presents at MTA

Meet The Artists

Bi-annually, artists of this juried residency program show their work through fast-paced, high energy, 2 minute presentations

Visitors at Public Alchemy 2017 

Public Alchemy

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.

 Ernest Regua in his studio

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. 

To view the Veterans Day 2017 Collaborative Comic Book Project, created by Danièle Archambault, Paloma Lucas and Servane Briand, view the eBook (automatic download) and PDF online. 

Upcoming Shows and Events

For a full list of our upcoming events and exhibitions, be sure to visit the program calendar. 

World Singing Day
October 20, 2018 
12:00 - 2:00 PM in the ArtLab (U7)
Join CASP artist Conrad Johnson for World Singing Day, which invites people of all ages and backgrounds -- from shower singers to celebrities -- to sing with their friends, family, school groups, local clubs or entire community on the third Saturday in October each year. Bring a friend & copies of your favorite song. Singers and musicians of all ages are invited to join.

Collaborative Comic Book Project: What Books Mean to Me
November 3, 2018 
2- 5:00 p.m. in the ArtLab (U7)
Hosted by Servane Briand, Paloma Lucas and Daniele Archambault. A short presentation on the 2017 Veterans Collaborative Comic Book Project, followed by a hands-on comic book workshop where participants will be creating a comic page based on the theme: "What books mean to me." The event is free and open to the public.

Meet the Artists of Cubberley
Saturday, November 10 1-4:00 PM
Learn about the City of Palo Alto's Cubberley Artist Studio Program (CASP) and meet the artists of this juried long-term residency program.
Artists' Presentations: 1-2 PM in Room H1
Watch fast-paced presentations from all the artists and hear about their work.
Open Studios: 2-4 PM in Wings E, F and U
After the artists' presentations, join the artists in their studios for art, workshops and refreshments.


Nadya Chuprina, CASP Program Coordinator: (650) 329-2227, Email
Brittany Amante, CASP Program Assistant: (650) 617-3504 Email

Recent Press

A+E Calendar: Peninsula Things to Do, Nov 3 and Beyond - San Jose Mercury News, November 2, 2017 

"Inside Cubberley" - Palo Alto Online, August 14, 2017

"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

Last Updated: Oct 18, 2018