Art Kala 2020 Spring Gala and Auction

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.

Celebrating Kala’s 46th year, this special event brings together Kala’s creative community and features the inventive and meaningful art being made in the Bay Area and beyond. A three week-long exhibition in the Kala Gallery will culminate in a rousing auction and gala benefit for Kala on April 4, 2020. We are thrilled this year to honor Kota Ezawa and Jet Martinez & Kelly Ording  as the 2020 recipients of Kala Master Artists Award.

This year we are offering a special limited edition print by Robert Minervini produced especially for the auction. Reserve your tickets by purchasing a VIP ticket or joining or renewing your Patron Membership to receive one of just thirty prints available (first come, first serve. You can pick up your print at the gala.)

All proceeds from this event support educational and cultural programs that directly serve artists, children, and the community-at-large.

March 12 – April 4, 2020

Preview Party:
Thursday, March 12, 6–9pm, Free Admission
Silent auction opens

Gala Auction:
Saturday, April 4, 6-9:30pm

Gala Tickets:
$100 in advance
$125 at the door
$150 VIP Ticket
$250 Patron Membership receives two auction tickets

Purchase Tickets:
On Eventbrite
By phone: (510) 841-7000 x204 (Ellen)  or x206 (Claire)
By mail or in person: Kala Gallery

Auction Sponsorship
We love our auction sponsors! Join this group of supporters at levels ranging from Neighbor ($500) to Visionary ($10,000). Find out more about sponsorship levels and benefits today.


Other Ways to Support the Auction
To donate directly to Kala, click here. To volunteer at the Preview Party or Gala, email

Auction Website – more images coming soon on Artsy.

Thank you for supporting Kala!