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Cubberley Artist Studio Program

Mission

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. 

Visitors at Public Alchemy 2017 

Public Alchemy

A biennal 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

Open Studios

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.     

Sunday March 1, at 2 pm

Cubberley Artist Sahba Shere is putting on a free SAHBA Salon Film Screening of the International Medical Corps (IMC) documentary "War & Grace" (25 mins). "War & Grace " is a documentary produced by Sienna Miller. The movie celebrates courageous midwives fighting for mothers and infants in war-torn South Sudan, and honors the front line health workers across the globe who put their lives at risk every day to serve those devastated by war, disaster, famine and disease. At the end of the film there will bea Q & A with the IMC staff.

Location:
Sahba's Art Studio (F7) at the Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Please RSVP here

Contact 

Nadya Chuprina, Public Art Program Coordinator: (650) 329-2227, Email
Denise Laxen di Zazzo, Communications and Artist Studio Program Coordinator: (650) 617-3506, Email