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 is excited to participate in the West Coast Print Fair online from January 22 – February 8, 2021.

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Exhibitions, Events & Performances

Dissonant Matter, Guillermo Galindo and Asma Kazmi. Photo by Seng Chen

Current Gallery Exhibition – Dissonant Matter

Video tour is available online. Kala Gallery is currently closed due to the updated Covid restrictions. We will post the latest info on our website as soon as it’s available.


Calendar of Events

Adult Classes

Kala Adult Classes

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We are so excited to offer new online adult workshops! We are working on creating more online classes and programming for our winter season. Stay tuned for more information! We are also rolling out new sliding scale and sponsored enrollment options.

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After School Programs

Enroll in Kala’s Spring After School Programs Online Today!

Partake in fun, interactive, and virtual art making experiences designed for young artists in K-5th grades. Trial Days available. Tuition assistance available.

After School Studio: January 20- May 26, 2021 (Ongoing Enrollment)
Wednesdays, 2:30-3:45 pm: Grades K-2
Wednesdays,  4:00- 5:30 pm: Grades 3-5

Arts Enrichment- Arte y Cultura: January 22- May 21,  2021 (Ongoing Enrollment)
Fridays, 2:30- 3:45 pm: Grades K-5

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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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Veterans Residency Program

Gregory Rick

Kala’s Veteran Artist-in-Residence (AIR) and Exhibition program will provide four California artists with a six-month residency with 24/7 access to Kala’s state-of-the-art technical facilities, along with the opportunity to produce work in collaboration with Kala programs, including an exhibition in the Kala gallery. Veteran artists producing innovative work in all mediums including printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts are encouraged to apply.

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