The Buttonwood Tree


A Paradigm Art Form. A New Free Speech Platform.
A Living Work of Art.

Stage 1

An Open Microphone

Stage 2

Nonprofit Organizations & Community Groups, Experimental Art Forms

Stage 3

Free Speech Individuals

Update - November 5th, 2021

THROV founder C.C. Arshagra appears on The Oddball Show to talk about Open Mike Culture. C.C. recites poems from his upcoming book and lets us in on the wonderful history of C.C. and the future of poetry. A must listen to for any poetry aficionado and anyone who believes in the power of art, and how it can bring people together to make us Human.

The podcast can be heard HERE.

About The Founder CC Arshagra

"Born With a Sense of Soul"

Ironically, words fail to adequately describe CC Arshagra. He is the living embodiment of poetry, an artform personified. His words reach into the corners of their meanings, gathered together in unique and unusual patterns, creating pictures that leave little doubt that at the core lies love. An altruistic entrepreneur from childhood, CC developed a successful upholstery business only to give it up to save his family. Gratitude looms large in CC’s life, and to this day, he is grateful to Bonita Weisman, and Contact Improvisation’s place in the world; its nonstop presence within his life lives central to his soul’s understanding of how one moves through life as a body in the space of eternal gratitude. He carries messages of gratitude, love and freedom in all he creates, no matter what words he uses.

CC’s whole life is an artistic expression of love, freedom and benevolence toward Life. He has created numerous platforms, venues and ways to give every person the opportunity to speak their mind. It is his own loving and tender nature that insists people come from their highest and best, out of love, not fear, from which they must speak as they share – so that we hurt no living being, not even Mother Earth herself – that forms the backbone of his latest project, The Human Room Open Voice. This tri-layered format, originally launched in Cambridge, MA years ago, asks us to “not fail as a benevolent life form on a planet.”