The Lab is an interdisciplinary arts organization which supports the development and presentation of new visual, performing, media, sonic and literary art. We assist artists in the creation of new work and showcase work of the highest quality by emerging and underrepresented experimental artists. Of particular interest is work which crosses boundaries, encourages evolving artistic and social dialogue between artists and audiences, and develops the culture and community of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Founded in 1984 by a group of interdisciplinary artists, The Lab has earned a reputation as one of the foremost presenters of experimental art in the country. Critics, audiences, artists, and other organizations look to The Lab to find some of the most important work by today's emerging artists. The Lab presents approximately forty live events and ten to fifteen solo and group exhibitions per year. The Lab serves a vital role in the art community because it provides comprehensive support for emerging and under-recognized professional artists.