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

2nd Sat Reception: Sat, Mar 14, 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
3rd Thursday Artist Panel Discussion:
Thu, Mar 19, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Mar 11, 2015 to Mar 28, 2015

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.


Root Division Talks

Our Blog! Interviews, articles, and other interesting conversations written by and about Root Division's Studio Artists, staff, and affiliates.


Root Division is thrilled to partner with Rhodes & Fletcher LLC to curate Spare Change Artist Space with the work of our Studio Artists and Affiliates. Former Root Division Studio Artist, Tom Loughlin presents This Space Intentionally Left Blank, a new body of work exploring intersecting social systems in the world of financial planning. Loughlin’s multi media works highlight the abstraction of financial exchange, and track the evolution of transactions that, although they have roots in basic collaborative exchanges between people, deviate largely from that original form.

Root Division is thrilled to partner with our former neighbors at ODC by curating the theater lobby with the work of our Studio Artists and Affiliates. This season, we will present a series of shows addressing the shifting landscape of San Francisco. Our first features a new body of work by Evan Barbour, former Studio artist and current Affiliate, linking the aerial views of humans to slides of microbiology, in a nuanced commentary on surveillance and overpopulation.

Developing Curatorial Proposals

This workshop will take you through the basic process for researching, developing, and submitting curatorial proposals. Topics include understanding different types of venues and proposal formats and tips for preparing work samples, statements, and other components.