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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Kala Art Institute is located in Huichin, the home territory of Chochenyo speaking Ohlone people, on unceded Lisjan Ohlone land. Read more.

Camp Kala Summer Youth Arts Program

Camp Kala 2024 Registration is Now Open!

June 17- August 9, 2024
Sign up now for weekly camps for youth ages 6-11 years and 11-17 years.

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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, digital lab, darkroom, and art-making facilities. Established in 1974, Kala’s Artist-in-Residence program is geared towards providing short- and long-term shared studio space at subsidized, low monthly rates to both emerging and established artists. The program has steadily grown to reach its current annual population of 150 + artists from the Bay Area and beyond.

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Adult Art Classes

July – December 2024 art classes are open for registration ! Members Receive 10% Off

We have an exciting assortment of in-person classes ranging from printmaking to photography, painting and drawing, and more!

We want to hear from you! What do you want to learn? Take this survey and LET US KNOW!

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Fund For The Future

As Kala’s 50th anniversary approaches (1974-2024), we’re ready to celebrate this special occasion raising $250,000 to support Kala’s core programs – artist residencies, arts education, exhibitions and public programs and creating the FUND FOR THE FUTURE to raise an additional $250,000 for capacity building, renovating art-making space, and buying new equipment.

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After School Program (1st-5th)

After School Studio program

After School Studio is a fun, interactive art-making experience designed for young artists in Grades 1-5.

2024 Fall  Classes Opens in July

⊕ Tuesdays: September 3- December 17, 2024: 2:45-5:30 pm
⊕ Thursdays: September 5- December 19, 2024:  2:45-5:30 pm

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

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