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.

Art I Kala 2018 Spring Gala and Auction

Kala Art Institute and Honorary Auction Chairs Judy Gonzalez-Massih & Kava Massih invite you to join us for Art I Kala 2018, an exhibition, auction and gala benefit to support Kala’s artistic, cultural, and educational programs.

Celebrating Kala’s 44th year, this special event brings together Kala’s creative community and features the inventive and meaningful art being made right here in the Bay Area. A three week-long exhibition in the Kala Gallery will culminate in a rousing auction and gala benefit for Kala on April 21, 2018. We are thrilled this year to honor Taraneh Hemami and Mildred Howard as the 2018 recipients of Kala Master Artists Award.

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Adult Classes

2018 Classes Online!

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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Class Spotlight on: Mini Comics

Students will make mini zines of their own comic creation from just one sheet of paper, in either 4 pages, 8 pages or 16 pages format.

Space is limited, so sign up today!

Tuition: $235
Location: Kala Gallery and Classroom
Saturday, Sunday, April 7, 2018 — April 8, 2018

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Camp Kala

Engage in hands-on art activities while working in a professional studio environment at Kala Art Institute. Class sizes are small so everyone receives individual attention from Kala’s fabulous teaching artists and assistants. Each week offers new projects and materials culminating in a gallery exhibition and celebration of student work. Discover new creativity this summer at Camp Kala!

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Events & Performances

Come join us on Thursday March 29 from 6pm-9pm for FREE a night of art, food, and festivities. The Kala staff will be whipping up delicious cuisine headlined by three different curries made by Chef Jon Zax. DJ Dogman will be filling the air with sweet tunes.

Be the first to bid on the silent art auction lots! It will be a night you won’t want to miss!

Calendar of Events

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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