We did it! We set out to raise $60,000 in September and thanks to the love and generosity pouring in (and still arriving), we raised $66,737.

We’re entering a new fiscal year with hope, determination, and resources to keep adapting our programs to meet the needs of artists and the community as we navigate our journey through the pandemic together.

Thank you!


Please note, all of Kala’s youth arts programs will resume as virtual studio art experiences and classes. Please check-in for class updates. Contact Gisela, gisela@kala.org if you have any questions


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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Teen Studio

Teen Studio – New Sessions Just added!

Join Kala’s Teen Studio art program for skill-based art making during the academic year!
Register now for online classes in November & December! Grades 7-12.

Natural Shibori Dyeing with Indigo
Session Dates: November 7, 14, 21

Intro to (Analog) Graphic Design: Japanese Design, Contemporary Collage, and More
Session Dates: December 5, 12, 19

Teen Studio Tuition: $180 (includes materials) / Member Tuition $162

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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

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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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After School Programs

Enroll in Kala’s fall 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.

After School Studio:
Wednesdays, 2:30-3:45 pm: Grades K-2
Thursdays, 3:30- 5:00 pm: Grades 3-5

Arts Enrichment:
Fridays, 2:30- 3:30 pm: Grades K-5

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