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.

Media Arts Residency Program

Kala Art Institute’s Media Arts Residency will provide four artists with a six-month residency with 24/7 access to Kala’s facilities, along with the opportunity to produce work in collaboration with Kala programs, a culminating exhibition in the Kala gallery, and in-house expertise for the duration of the residency. Four artists working in and across video, sound, performance, cinema, and installation will pilot this new program, a creative residency at Kala to create multi-media projects that culminate in Kala  programming.

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Adult Classes

Summer 2022 Classes are here! Registration is now open! Early Bird 10% Discount through May 15

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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Camp Kala Summer Youth Arts Program

Camp Kala 2021

We can’t wait to see you this summer!

Camp Kala 2022 Registration is Open!

Camp Kala offers your child a safe, fun, and creative experience during our week-long camps in painting and drawing, mixed media, sculpture, digital photography,  and more! 10% multi-session / sibling discount.

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Teen Studio Program (6-12th)

Teen Studio Program. Images by Yael Levy

Upcoming Classes for Youth in Grades 6-12

⊕ After School Teen Studio Art (Spring, 4/27- 6/1)
⊕ Drawing for Teens: Still Life, The Figure, and The Landscape (4/19- 5/31)
⊕ Teen Studio Trial Days

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After School Program (K-5th)

After school studio participants.

SPRING 2022 AFTER SCHOOL REGISTRATION CLOSED

Check back in  June  for Fall 2022 classes.

Our fun and interactive art making experiences are designed for young artists in K-5th grades.

  • After School Studio Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30-5:30 pm
  • 10% Multi-child / Multi-session Discount
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