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

Save the date for our 14th Annual Art Auction, Thursday, October 22!
2nd Sat Reception: Sat, Oct 10, 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Oct 7, 2015 to Oct 22, 2015
Curator(s): Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen
2nd Sat Reception: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Nov 4, 2015 to Dec 5, 2015
Bay Area Digitalists is a group exhibition highlighting digital artists whose work is inspired by the deep history and culture of technology in the Bay Area.
Help us build a bigger, better, brighter Root Division by donating to our Capital Campaign!
Take an art class! The Fall 2015 session starts September 14th!

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

Art Auction 2015
October 7 - 22, 2015

Collect art, support arts education, and be inspired by artists at Root Division's largest annual fundraising event! We are proud to feature an eclectic mix of high quality artwork from over 125 established and emerging Bay Area artists!


Open Call for Curatorial Proposals

Thank you for your interest in curating an exhibition at Root Division! Our current open call is for exhibitions to be presented at Root Division in late 2016 and beyond.

Root Division's Second Saturday Exhibition Series annually showcases the work of over 400 artists, and offers up to eight emerging curators the opportunity to explore conceptually rigorous group exhibitions in our galleries.

Strong proposals to our curatorial program are innovative, engaging, and conceptually driven group exhibitions.