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The Kala Gallery is a light filled 2,200 square foot exhibition space. The gallery presents approximately six exhibitions each year in a wide range of media by both emerging and recognized artists. Two of the exhibitions feature new works by Kala Fellowship artists and Artist-in-Residence working in print, digital media, video, installation, performance, photography and book arts. The remainder of Kala’s annual programming focuses on curated exhibitions assembled around a unifying theme, process or media.

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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Print Public 2015

GALLERY LOCATION 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702 510-841-7000 GALLERY HOURS Tuesday-Friday, Noon-5:00p.m. Saturday, Noon-4:30 p.m. Other times by appointment

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Artists Activating Communities

Artists Activating Communities

Print Public Residency Program

Through Print Public, Kala aims to provide a platform for artists to work on interdisciplinary projects with digital or print media while animating public space, reaching new communities, building local partnerships, and deepening neighborhood ties. Print Public is supported, in part, by California Arts Council’s Creative California Communities.

Commons Archive by marksearch

Exinclusivity – Space of Inclusion by Taro Hattori


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Commons Archive

Prototyping for the Golden Gate Library Local Collection, a new research series for the neighborhood branch library

Commons Archive, organized by artist and cultural researcher Sue Mark/marksearch in partnership with the local library and community organizations, honors neighbors as creators, narrators and participants of the many histories in this dynamically changing North Oakland neighborhood.

Building on a six-year creative relationship with Kala through Print Public, continuing through 2020, Commons Archive will work with neighbors and community organizations to gather and preserve the area’s sounds, stories and images. Neighbors and passersby will experience the community’s layered stories as choreographed visual and performative narratives unfolding through evening projections on significant buildings, street banners, and celebrations of local music.

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Facility Rentals

Make your event a work of art!

Host your next cocktail party, reception, or special event at Kala Art Institute & Gallery, a unique contemporary art center in Berkeley.

Kala’s facility features a spacious, 2,200 sq. ft. gallery, conference room, light-filled classroom, and large mixed-use artist project space for individual or small group art exhibitions. The gallery and adjoining spaces are perfect for private parties, wedding receptions, business meetings, lectures, screenings, performances, workshops, and photo/video shoots.

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