new growth 2020

New Growth 2020 (Cancelled Due to Covid)

Root Division is excited to present New Growth 2020 – an annual Youth Art Exhibition + Extravaganza featuring hands-on family art making activities, alongside an exhibition of student artwork from Root Division’s free after school Youth Education Program.

New Growth is a family-friendly event includes complimentary refreshments, a mobile printmaking station, interactive creative stations, and live performances by a variety of Bay Area youth art groups! This event is free and open to the public with support from our fiscal sponsors, which will be announced in early spring.

Root Division’s Youth Education Program recruits, trains, and places Studio Artists, volunteers and interns to teach free art classes in one of our nine partner sites, creating a link between practicing artists and the schools’ communities. All of Root Division’s programs serve a diverse group of students, most of which attend San Francisco Unified School District schools.

Root Division provides free art classes to over 1,000 underserved students in grades K-12 each year. Studio Artists volunteer one hour per week and choose the types of projects and media they are interested in teaching, acting as “artists-in-residence” for a semester at the partner site. Root Division assists the artists in formulating effective, age-appropriate lesson plans and project-based learning curricula while offering them guidance in working with youth. As a result, artists gain valuable experience teaching within the community, and young students are able to interact with adult mentors in the art-making process.

New Growth is free, open to the public, and includes a Creative Station – all ages art activities hosted in our classroom during the 2nd Saturday opening reception.

Exhibition Dates

May 1, 2020

Gallery Hours (or by appointment)


Our New Growth gallery exhibition has been cancelled for the 2020 year.

Please check out our virtual features here which celebrate the illuminated creativity of students in our Youth Art Program. 

Partnered Programs

Balboa High School
Bessie Carmichael Elementary
Bryant Elementary

Buena Vista Child Care
Cesar Chavez Elementary
Community Housing Partnership

Filipino Education Center
Larkin Street Youth Services
Mission Education Center

Sanchez Elementary
SF International High School

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