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

  • 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

Artists of this juried residency program show their work biennially through fast-paced, high energy, 2 minute presentations

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

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.      

Kids and Art Exhibition
September 29, 2019
In June, CASP Artist Sahba Shere hosted children with pediatric cancer in her studio for a day of art, healing, empowerment and creativity. The artwork created during that session will be displayed in the ArtLab for public view, with a reception honoring the children artists.
Check back for more details soon!

World Singing Day
October 19, 2019
World Singing Day 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.

Cats: From Artist Expression to Devotion
November 4-11, 2019
As two artists coming from a culture celebrating the cat, Cubberley Artist Harumo Sato and guest artist Junko Tsuchida will showcase their own drawings of cats in this exhibition at the ArtLab gallery. Exhibition visitors will have an opportunity to share their experiences with cats or pets by adding their own story to a gallery wall.
Exhibition dates: Monday, Nov 4th-Monday Nov 11th. 
Reception: Nov 9th, 4:30-6:30 PM
Calligraphy Workshop: Nov. 9th, 11-12 PM 

Winter Open Studios
November 9, 2019
12-4 PM
Art lovers of all ages are invited to join the Cubberley Artist Studio Program (CASP) for a glimpse inside working artist studios. Representing a wide range of media, CASP artists welcome members of the community into their studios for art, free workshops and refreshments. The artist studios are located in the E, F and U wings at the north end of Cubberley Community Center. 


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