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.

Adult Classes

Kala’s adult education programs connect communities of learners. We provide unique studio opportunities that align with Kala’s overall mission to help artists sustain their creative work. Kala classes are taught by working artists and utilize our exceptional equipment. Develop a new skill, build on previous experience, or take a class just for fun! Private group instruction and tutoring sessions are also available.

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Events & Performances

From October 19th to January 20th, 2018, Kala will present Daughters of Chinaa solo exhibition of acclaimed Bay Area painter Hung Liu’s recent work. The opening reception is Thursday, October 19th, 2017, 6-9pm.

Tuesday, October 10th, from 7-9:30pm, Kala will be featuring a unique collaboration combining installation, visual art, and a wide-ranging collection of forty handmade records. Visitors will be invited to play and examine a collection of handmade records and view video projections created by Fischer, Clay and Wong.

 

Calendar of Events

Print Public Residency Program

Kala is seeking Print Public proposals from Bay Area artists to create temporary place-based public art projects along San Pablo Avenue in Kala’s neighborhood. Kala is looking for projects that will tie in print and digital media in site specific and experimental ways and can be taken outside and off site. Artists are invited to submit a brief description of a proposed project and up to 10 images or video with corresponding descriptive information. Apply online at kala.slideroom.com

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Artist-in-Residence Program

The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program provides accepted artists with 24-hour access to Kala’s Print Studio and Electronic Media Center. Established in 1974, Kala’s Artist-in-Residence program is geared towards providing short- and long-term communal studio space at low monthly rates to both emerging and established artists. The program has steadily grown to reach its current annual population of approximately seventy-five artists from the Bay Area and beyond.

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