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KALA 50 – Art Auction Benefit & Exhibition

Kala Art Institute and Honorary Auction Chairs Squeak Carnwath and Richard Nagler invite you to join us for KALA 50, an exhibition, auction, and benefit to support Kala!

Celebrating Kala’s 50th year, KALA 50  brings together Kala’s creative community and features the inventive and meaningful art being made right here in the Bay Area. We are thrilled this year to celebrate David Huffman, Emily Payne, and Rupy C. Tut as the 2024 honored artists.

Kala’s 50th anniversary is a very special milestone, the auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and the auction directly supports Kala’s arts education, artist residencies, and exhibition programs.

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50th Anniversary Party w/ live auction and short program – Saturday, April 27, 6-9pm
Purchase a Patron Membership for $300 and receive two tickets to the auction closing and Kala’s 50th-anniversary party with food, drinks, music, live and silent auction, and a short program honoring David Huffman, Emily Payne, and Rupy C. Tut.

Become a sponsor, join or renew Patron memberships, and/or purchase tickets below to support Kala!

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Kala 50
We are creating a non-linear memorial timeline to commemorate Kala’s very exciting milestone anniversary. We’d love for you to share a short message about your experience.

These messages will be displayed at the upcoming KALA Auction in March and April and throughout the year of 2024. Your testimonial may also appear on Kala’s website, social media, and other public materials. Kindly please submit your testimonial by Friday, March 15, 2024.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mayumi at mayumi@kala.org. Thanks so much for participating!

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New IG account @kalagallery_berkeley to follow for auction highlights and to see work from Kala’s gallery and art sales program.

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Images: 1. Honored Artists: Rupy C. Tut, Emily Payne, and David Huffman, 2. Masako Miki,  3. Rupy C. Tut, 4. David Huffman, 5. Emily Payne, 6. Robb Putnam, 7. Ellen Little,  8. Stuart Pittman, 9. Tara Tucker