A visual arts non-profit that connects creativity and community through a dynamic ecosystem of arts education, exhibitions, and studios.

2nd Sat Reception: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Aug 8, 2015 to Sep 5, 2015
Save the date for our 14th Annual Art Auction, Thursday, October 22!
Help us build a bigger, better, brighter Root Division by donating to our Capital Campaign!
Curator(s): Amy Cancelmo, Dana Hemenway
2nd Sat Reception: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Sep 12, 2015 to Sep 26, 2015
Take an art class! The Fall 2015 session starts September 14th!
Join us for the grand opening of our new facility at 1131 Mission Street!

Our Programs

Studios Program

Our artists receive studio space at below market rates and valuable professional and creative development opportunities in exchange for service in the organization.

Youth Education

We recruit, train, and place artists to teach free art classes in one of our five after-school partner programs.

Adult Education

We offer highly innovative and affordable art classes in a friendly and engaging environment.

Exhibitions & Events

This program provides a platform for innovative artwork in an engaging environment. Our Second Saturday Exhibition Series showcases over 400 artists annually.



Current Exhibition

14 Rapid: Transit and Transition
As we prepare to open our new facility at 1131 Mission St. to the public in September - this month, we are presenting our August 2nd Saturday exhibition offsite in the heart of our old Mission District neighborhood.