To support our community’s efforts to decrease the spread of the covid-19 virus, Kala Art Institute’s facilities are temporarily closed.

We hope to resume regular gallery hours after April 7. Art Kala 2020 Auction artwork is available online and you can place your bid or buy it now by emailing Claire, claire@kala.org

Youth art programs will be closed until April 7th and we’ll be working with our partner schools and reaching out to families with updates. Contact Gisela, gisela@kala.org if you have any questions.

Coronavirus: Update at Kala


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.

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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! Camp Kala 2020 registration is now open! Sign up now to receive a 10% Early Bird Discount! Offer expires March 31, 2020. Extended care is available.

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Art Kala 2020 Spring Gala and Auction

New Date – Gala Auction: Saturday, May 2, 6-9:30pm

Kala gallery is open by appointment between March 14-31. We hope to resume regular gallery hours on April 1. Please contact Mayumi, mayumi@kala.org, 510-841-7000 ex 201 or Ellen, ellen@kala.org, ex 204 or 305 to view
the auction exhibition. Auction artwork is also available online and you can place your bid by emailing Claire, claire@kala.org.

Kala Art Institute and Honorary Auction Chairs Nion McEvoy & Leslie Berriman invite you to join us for Art Kala 2020, an exhibition, auction and gala benefit to support Kala’s artistic, cultural, and educational programs.

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Artist-in-Residence Program

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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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Saturday Teen Studio

Enrollment open for 2019-2020
Kala Art Institute is offering a Saturday Studio program in our San Pablo Avenue studio. The program offers a focused studio environment where middle and high school students can dive deep into the creative process. Our time together includes skill-based instruction in a variety of visual art media. Students are encouraged to follow their own vision in applying the techniques that we are exploring together. We offer professional art materials and instruction on our printmaking presses.

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