Coronavirus: Update at Kala

Dear Kala Community,

As we all adjust to the Shelter in Place mandate, Kala’s exhibitions, residencies, and education programs are closed until the shelter in place and stay at home orders are eased. With the doors to the gallery and studio closed, Kala’s staff is working remotely and can be reached via email.

Art Kala 2020 Auction artwork is available online and you can place your bid or buy it now by emailing Ellen, Contact Mayumi at to schedule a virtual tour of the exhibition. We are currently reimagining the auction finale now on June 27, 2020. Stay tuned for more information!

To directly support Kala through membership, donations, or sponsorships, contact Ellen,

For questions about policies and procedures in regards to the coronavirus, contact Archana,

Kala’s in-person youth arts program is suspended at this time. We will be offering virtual studio art experiences and classes to students currently registered in our programs. Please check-in for updates. Contact Gisela, if you have any questions.

The artist residencies and adult classes are currently closed and postponed in the Heinz Avenue space. To find out more about upcoming Adult Classes & Artist Residencies, contact Meg,

For local updates and more information about the coronavirus, please visit the City of Berkeley, and Alameda County Public Health Dept. websites. We also put together Resources for Bay Area artists, educators, freelancers, cultural workers, and parents.

We will do all we can to keep you apprised of the situation. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

In Community,
The Kala Team