The Subterranean Arthouse was founded by Nicole Rodriguez and Claire Duplantier. Researching a place to teach a class out of, they stumbled onto this beautiful space and their dream careers. They saw it and knew it was incredible, so decided to open up the space as a place for all forms of art to be housed. A few days later their good friend Tara Macomber offered them a non-profit organization called “Tree of Life” that she founded to bring art and dance to the community. Their unfound dream of bringing arts to the community was coming together…So they created the subterranean arthouse.
The Subterranean Arthouse is an interdisciplinary community art space that offers diverse opportunities for local, national, and international artists to teach, create and present their art form. Through weekly classes, performances, film showings and visual art exhibitions, we encourage dialogue between disciplines, between artists. We inspire a sustained curiosity about life through the practice of art. The Subterranean Arthouse is rooted in a tradition of experimentation unique to the Bay Area as it extends its branches to the terrain of other art communities.
The Subterranean Arthouse is a project of the Tree of Life, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded with the mission to bring arts programing to schools and communities. Tree of Life in conjunction with the Subterranean Arthouse will be a platform for Bay Area artists that will allow them to see their projects to fruition.
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