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West Berkeley Community Print Festival 2024

Kala turns 50! Celebrate spring and the art of printmaking and more!  Join us for a fun day of art activities! From community art workshops and artist demonstrations to artist vendors and print studio tours, stop by throughout the day and see what’s happening at Kala Art Institute. The festival wraps up with an opening reception for Kala’s 50th-anniversary exhibition Under the Sky. We hope to bring together our local community of artists, youth, and families for a day of sharing and experiencing art in West Berkeley. Free and open to all ages.

Sign up for our printmaking studio tours (Heinz Print Studio Tours) through Eventbrite or on-site on the day of the event (limited spots available).


12:00- 4:00 pm  Community Art Activities, Print Demos, and Artist Vendors share and sell their artwork.  View gallery exhibition and youth artwork!

12:00- 4:00 pm  Gelli Plate Printing with natural materials and more!

12:00- 3:00 pm  Sewing Circle with Rhinoceros Project (Michelle Wilson and Anne Beck),

12:00 pm  Heinz Print Studio Tour
➛Printmaking Demo (Etching) with Megan Broughton
➛Printmaking Demo (Etching) with Benjamin Crocker

1:00 pm  Heinz Print Studio Tour
➛Printmaking Demo (Letterpress) with Quite Contrary Press (Mary V. Marsh & Tony Bellaver)
➛Printmaking Demo (Etching) with Megan Broughton

1:00- 3:00 pm  Lego Printing with Thea Sizemore

1:30- 3:30 pm  Screen Printing of T-shirts/Totes (Bring a T-shirt to Print On!)

2:00 pm  Heinz Print Studio Tour
➛Printmaking Demo (Letterpress) with Quite Contrary Press (Mary V. Marsh & Tony Bellaver)
➛Printmaking Demo (Relief Printing ) with Nicole Dikon

2:00- 3:00 pm  Screen Printing Demo and Print Giveaway with Jos Sances at Kala San Pablo Ave.

3:00 pm  Print Flair: Embellish Your Prints sewing workshop with Cordy Joan and Cam McCuskey. Bring a print or leave with one of ours.

3:00 pm  Heinz Print Studio Tour
➛Printmaking Demo (Monoprint) with Ruthann Godollei

4:00- 6:00 pm  Exhibition Opening: Under the Sky (artists include  Demetri Broxton, Kota Ezawa, Cathy Lu, Adia Millett, Emmanuel Montoya, Gregory Rick, Rupy C. Tut, and Minoosh Zomorodinia)

12:00- 4:00 pm @Kala Gallery & Community Classroom: In the afternoon, drop in for fun hands-on community art workshops to explore and experiment with the wonders of printmaking! Kala teaching artists will be screen printing tote bags. *Bring a t-shirt! We have limited free tote bags for printing! 

Participate in art-making activities such as gelli plate printing with Kala teaching artists, printing with Legos (Thea Sizemore), a sewing circle with the Rhinoceros Project (Michelle Wilson and Anne Beck), and embellishing prints using sewing techniques (Cordy Joan and Cam McCuskey). Fun for all ages! Create spring memories through printmaking, mark-making, layering, and more!

Please stop by and chat with local artists sharing and selling their artwork. Participating artists include Megan Broughton, Nicole Dikon, Gideon O. Egbuchulam, Ruthann Godollei, Kelsey Jones, Stephanie Jucker, Yael Levy, Vyjayanthi Malladi, Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh, Natalie Palms, Vivian Sming, and more!

12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm @Heinz Print Studio Tours: Meet artists and watch demos in etching, letterpress, monoprint, and relief printing. Sign up for a Heinz Print Studio Tour on Eventbrite and check out our amazing print studio. Meet Kala staff at the entrance of the Kala Gallery and walk to the studio around the corner (5-8 minutes). The tours are led by Kala staff for 30-45 minutes and include artist demonstrations of various printmaking techniques. Learn more about our Artist-In-Residence (AIR) Program and Adult Art Classes in printmaking and fine arts.

  • PLEASE NOTE: The studio is located on the third floor and is only accessible by going up three flights of stairs. Unfortunately, there is no elevator for public use to the studio at this time, and Kala cannot accommodate people with physical disabilities who may have difficulties going up or down a flight of stairs. If you have any questions please contact education@kala.org.

4:00- 6:00 pm @ Kala Gallery:  Kala Gallery is excited to present Under the Sky, an exhibition celebrating Kala’s 50th-anniversary featuring works by former Kala fellows and honored artists: Demetri Broxton, Kota Ezawa, Cathy Lu, Adia Millett, Emmanuel Montoya, Gregory Rick, Rupy C. Tut, and Minoosh Zomorodinia. This exhibition brings artists together to revisit Kala’s core values which include creating a sense of belonging, embracing community wisdom, learning from one another, and building a caring, creative community.

As we celebrate Kala’s rich history and current vibrant culture, we also consider what’s to come. At Kala, we hope to continue to be a place where artists and communities come together, create, learn from one another, and expand connections.

Poster design by Taller SANAA (Jess Sabogal & Shanna Strauss).

This event is made possible through the support of the City of Berkeley and Commotion West Berkeley.

Event Details

Date: May 18, 2024

Time: 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

Kala Gallery & Community Classroom
2990 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702