Kala Art Institute’s mission is to help artists sustain their creative work over time through its Artist-in-Residence and Fellowship Programs, and to engage the community through exhibitions, public programs, and education.

The heart of Kala’s mission as a vital, California art-making hub is supporting artists and engaging the community. Kala offers professional facilities to those working in and across printmaking and digital media, installation, sound, and performance.

Kala Art Institute is located in Huichin, the home territory of Chochenyo speaking Ohlone people, on unceded Lisjan Ohlone land. While Kala can claim space, the Ohlone community is not federally recognized, has no land base, and has been politically and economically marginalized. We acknowledge that this is a complicated history in which we benefit from the genocide of Indigenous communities past and present. Please join us in reflecting and honoring the sacrifices and invaluable contributions made by the Indigenous culture bearers who came before us and are here now.

Art Kala 2023 Auction Benefit

Art Kala 2023 Exhibition and Auction Benefit
Thursday, March 30 – Saturday, May 13, 2023

Celebrating Kala’s 49th year, Art Kala 2023  brings together Kala’s creative community and features the inventive and meaningful art being made right here in the Bay Area. We are thrilled this year to celebrate Pantea Karimi, Gregory Rick, and Jos Sances as the 2023 honored artists.

Preview Party – Thursday, March 30, 6-9pm
Join us for a free, family friendly kick off party in the Kala gallery to get first peek at the auction exhibition, connect with friends, and get the bidding started.

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After School Program/Spring Break Camp

After School Studio program

New! Spring Break Camp for youth ages 7-11 yrs.

Clay Exploration @Kala
⊕ Mon-Wed, 9am- 12 pm: Apr 3- Apr 5

After School Studio is a fun, interactive art-making experience  designed for young artists in Grades 1-5. Ongoing.

⊕ Tue: 2:45-5:30 pm:  Until May 23
⊕ Thur, 2:45-5:30 pm: Until May 25

10% Multi-child / Multi-session Discount / Tuition- Assistance / Sliding Scale

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Teen Studio Program (6-12th)

Classes for Youth in Grades 6-12

⊕ After School Teen Studio Art
⊕ Drawing for Teens
⊕ Teen Studio Trial Days

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Adult Classes

January – May 2023 classes are here! – Gift certificates now available for the new year 

We have an exciting assortment of in-person classes to offer!

We want to hear from you! What do you want to learn? Who do you want to learn from? Take this survey and LET US KNOW!

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