Copyright 2019, Visual Philosophy, LLC

1065 The Alameda, San Jose CA 95126


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Special Events

Art and Politics

San Jose Art Advocates Launch Party

On February 15, join us from 6-9pm or a look at how artists interpret the political climate in San Jose 2020. This will also be the coming out party for the San Jose Arts Advocates​. Check out local visual, performing and spoken word artists, eat drink and be merry!

Spring (In)formal

School of Visual Philosophy

Spring Fundraiser

April 25, from 6-9pm join the School of Visual Philosophy for an evening of art, community building and fundraising. Our annual art auction is Saturday evening with a ticketed event, silent auction, door prizes and in-house made beer.


This year we are partnering with Veggielution for locally sourced, delicious tidbits to nibble during the evening. Check them out here.

Ticket information to come so stay tuned!

Monthly Events

Recurring Monthly Events are hosted by

the School of Visual Philosophy



from 3-6pm we host an opening for one of our studio artists in the Visual Philosophy Art Space. It is a time to meet our community, see live demonstrations and purchase local art. The whole block along the Alameda gets involved so visit other local arts businesses and make a day of it!

painting workshop for Ladies Art Night

Every FIRST THURSDAY from 7-9pm we host a fun craft night where women can come and take a break while being creative. For $30, we get out the wine, conversation and art making and have a blast! Click the image to register.

Every THIRD THURSDAY from 7-9pm we host a fun craft night where ANYONE can come and create something new while mingling with other people from our community! Open to all over 21. $30 covers the materials and instruction for a new craft every month. Click the image to register

Every SECOND and FOURTH WEDNESDAY from 6:00pm-8:30pm SVP will open the forges in the Hot Shop, crank up the music and strike some metal! If you have taken a class at SVP in forging, Click the image to register for our monthly event

Every 2nd Tuesday evening from 7-9pm join our critique group and get an outside perspective on a work of art.  Sign up for a 20 minute time slot of focused group feedback. If you don't have work to show, you can register as a participant.

Every SECOND THURSDAY the Print Shop opens from 3-7pm to current and former students in printmaking and artists comfortable in the area of the Shop they wish to work in. The Laser Cutter will also be available for booking. Click the image to register today.

Every Monday Night from 7:15-10:15pm, draw from a live model for only $20! Life Drawing is about learning how to see. Come join our group and study the figure through the art of drawing with short and long poses. Please bring your own materials, click the image to register.