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 Kala 2021 Auction

May 16th was closing day for Art Kala 2021, Kala Art Institute’s annual art auction benefit.

Through the generosity of friends, community members, and supporters of Kala, the auction fundraiser was a resounding success raising over $175,000 to support Kala’s work for the year ahead.

Thank you so much for your support!

Camp Kala + Camp Kala Online

Registration for 2021 Camp Kala  is now open!

10% multi-session / sibling discount Sliding scale tuition and limited tuition assistance  are available.

This summer, Kala is  committed to giving your child a safe, fun, and creative experience during our week-long camps for youth, including  in-person and online camps in painting and drawing, mixed media, sculpture, digital photography,  and more!  Discover new creativity this summer at Camp Kala!

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Exhibitions, Events & Performances

Sonic Biogenesis: Genomics and Mutant Jungles – Featuring Guillermo Galindo and The Living Earth Show

Sunday, June 20, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 PM Pacific
Broadcast via livestream

Followed by a live conversation with the artists
Presented in partnership with Shapeshifters Cinema

Calendar of Events

Adult Classes

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We want to hear from you!

This past spring we shifted our adult education online and were able to run some very successful classes! With restrictions easing and a better understanding of the coronavirus, we are in the process of envisioning in-person classes and workshops for the summer and fall, while continuing to host online classes. Although we are still unsure of how this next class season will look, we want to hear from you about the things you want to learn!

Please feel free to answer as few or as many questions as you’d like in this short survey!

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