Kala Gallery will be closed for holidays from Thursday, Nov 24 through Monday, Nov 28. We will reopen on Tuesday, Nov 29 with our regular gallery hours (12-5pm).

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.

After School Programs (1st-5th)

After School Studio program

Fun, interactive art-making experiences designed for young artists in Grades 1-5

⊕ Tue: 2:45-5:30 pm: Jan 3- May 23
⊕ Wed, 2:45- 5:30 pm: Jan 11- May 17
⊕ Thur, 2:45-5:30 pm: Jan 5- May 25

10% Multi-child / Multi-session Discount / Tuition- Assistance / Sliding Scale

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Teen Studio Program (6-12th)

Classes for Youth in Grades 6-12

⊕ ENROLL NOW: Drawing Exploration: Observation, Imagination, and Memory- 11/29- 12/13

⊕ After School Teen Studio Art
⊕ Drawing for Teens
⊕ Teen Studio: Zine Workshop
⊕ Teen Studio Trial Days

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Print Public Residency Program

Print Public, Kala’s public art residency is open for applications. The municipal artist-in-residence program is back in collaboration with the City of Berkeley.  We’re looking for two local artists or artist teams to work as cultural strategists within the City of Berkeley’s Planning Department. Selected artists will also receive a stipend, and 16-month residency at Kala with 24/7 access to Kala’s printmaking studio, digital lab, and other facilities.  Apply by Friday, Nov 18, 2022 via slideroom.

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