Exhibitions, Events & Performances

    Past Events

  • 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…
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    Date: May 18, 2024

    Time: 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

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

  • Community Figure Drawing Session: May 13, 6-9pm

    Draw with us in the spacious Kala gallery space! We will have a model for the full 3 hours during which participants can practice their figure drawing at their own…
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    Date: May 13, 2024

    Time: 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

    Kala Gallery
    Kala Art Institute
    2990 San Pablo Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94710

  • KALA 50 – Art Auction Benefit & Exhibition – Preview Party – Thursday, March 21, 6-9pm

    KALA 50 – Art Auction Benefit & Exhibition Exhibition March 21- April 27, 2024 Preview Party – Thursday, March 21, 6-9pm Join us for a free, family friendly kick off…
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    Date: March 21, 2024

    Time: 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

    Kala Gallery
    2990 San Pablo Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Creating Together: Student Art Showcase Exhibition 2024

    Kala Gallery is excited to present Creating Together, the exhibition highlighting our arts education programs. For over 35 years, Kala’s arts education programs have been at the heart of our work….
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    Date: February 23, 2024

    Time: 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

    Kala Gallery
    2990 San Pablo Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94702

  • The Arts and Humanities Academy (Berkeley HS) Spring Exhibition Opening 2024

    The Arts and Humanities Academy (AHA) Spring Exhibition is back at Kala! Join us to  celebrate the amazing artwork created by young people at Berkeley High School in partnership with…
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    Date: February 22, 2024

    Time: 6:30 pm–8:00 pm

    Kala Gallery
    2990 San Pablo Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Kala @ CODEX 2024

    Please stop by our table — W42, at the upcoming CODEX Book Art Fair. We’re super excited to be a part of this event and hope to see you there!…
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    Date: February 7, 2024

    Time: 10:00 am–3:00 pm

    Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
    10 10th Street
    Oakland, CA 94607

  • Community Art Workshop: Lunar New Year 2024

    Community Art Workshop: Lunar New Year 2024 SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, February 3 from 12-3 pm Lunar New Year brings families and friends together to celebrate the new year. In…
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    Date: February 3, 2024

    Time: 12:00 pm–3:00 pm

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

  • CODEX 2024/The Embodied Press: queer abstraction and the artists’ book – Reception at Kala Gallery

    There will be a reception on Saturday, Feb 3, 3-6pm with the CODEX 2024 book fair opening. Stop by and meet the curator and artists! The Embodied Press: queer abstraction…
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    Date: February 3, 2024

    Time: 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

    Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
    10 10th Street
    Oakland, CA 94607

  • Headlands Bay Area Fellowship Info Session @ Kala

    Join us Thursday, December 14 at 6pm for an information session on Headlandsʻ Bay Area Fellowship! The Bay Area Fellowship Program represents a radical departure from Headlandsʻ traditional modes of…
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    Date: December 14, 2023

    Time: 6:00 pm

    Kala Gallery
    2990 San Pablo Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Kala @ SFMOMA Small Press Book Bazaar!

    Kala is excited to participate in the SFMOMA Small Press Book Bazaar on Thursday, Dec 7, 1-8 pm! Participating artists include: Lindsay Buchman, Paola de la Calle, Cheryl Derricotte, Melanie Dorson,…
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    Date: December 7, 2023

    Time: 1:00 pm–8:00 pm

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
    151 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA

  • Curator Tour: The Embodied Press: queer abstraction and the artistsʻ book

    Join us for a gallery talk lead by Anthea Black, the curator of  The Embodied Press: queer abstraction and the artist’s book, Thursday, November 9th, 4-6pm. The artist book is…
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    Date: November 9, 2023

    Time: 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

    Kala Gallery
    2990 San Pablo Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Book Launch Party & Benefit: Ask Like An Auctioneer

    Join us for the launch party for Dia Bondi’s first book Ask Like an Auctioneer, October 27th, 6-9pm in the Kala Gallery. It will be a night of art, food,…
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    Date: October 27, 2023

    Time: 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

    Kala Gallery
    2990 San Pablo Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Community Art Workshop: Day of the Dead- Honoring Our Loved Ones

    Community Art Workshop Day of the Dead / Día De Muertos: Honoring our Loved Ones Saturday, October 21, 2023, from 11 am-2 pm Join us for a community art workshop…
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    Date: October 21, 2023

    Time: 11:00 am–2:00 pm

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

  • Performance + Panel: The Embodied Press: queer abstraction and the artistsʻ book

    Join us for a performance of Megan Adieʻs HUSH and Artist Panel for  The Embodied Press: Queer Abstraction & The Artist’s Book, curated by Anthea Black, October 14th, 3-5:30pm. Performance…
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    Date: October 14, 2023

    Time: 3:00 pm–5:30 pm

    Kala Gallery
    2990 San Pablo Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Opening Reception: The Embodied Press: queer abstraction and the artistsʻ book

    Join us for the opening reception of  The Embodied Press: Queer Abstraction & The Artist’s Book, curated by Anthea Black October 12th, 6-8pm. Exhibition on view through February 9, 2024….
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    Date: October 12, 2023

    Time: 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

    Kala Gallery
    2990 San Pablo Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Artist Talk, Performance and Closing Reception | Dig & Rise

    Artists Lani Asunción, Meghana Bisineer, Paola de la Calle, and Trina Michelle Robinson present their work on Thursday, Sep 21st, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm with a performance by Lani Asunción at 7:00 pm,…
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    Date: September 21, 2023

    Time: 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

    Kala Gallery
    2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Rosa Park & Nasim Moghadam: Artist Talk & Performance

    Artists Rosa Park and Nasim Moghadam offer perspective and discussion about their artwork presented in Dig and Rise, 2022-2023 Kala Fellowship and Media Arts Fellowship Exhibition. An artist talk and…
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    Date: September 16, 2023

    Time: 2:00 pm–3:30 pm

    Kala Gallery
    2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Virtual Artist Talk: Sungjae Lee & Sass Popoli

    Virtual talk with Kala Fellowship Artists Sass Popoli and Sungjae Lee, where they’ll share their creative practice on September 9th at 12:00 PM on Zoom in connection with the Dig and Rise…
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    Date: September 9, 2023

    Time: 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

    Online / Virtual

  • Opening Reception: Dig and Rise

    Dig and Rise Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 6-8 pm Showing Through: July 20 – September 22, 2023 Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, Noon – 5:00 pm, Gallery will be closed from…
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    Date: July 20, 2023

    Time: 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

    Kala Gallery
    2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Closing Reception: On the Fringe of the Field, A Survey of Works 1972–2022

    Archana Horsting: On the Fringe of the Field, A Survey of Works 1972–2022 Closing Reception: Friday, July 7, 4-6pm View full exhibition on Kala’s Artsy page. Digital prints of a small…
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    Date: July 7, 2023

    Time: 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

    Kala Gallery
    Kala Art Institute, 2990 San Pablo, Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Conversation & Book Signing: Archana Horsting

    Archana Horsting: On the Fringe of the Field, A Survey of Works 1972–2022 May 25, 2023 — July 7, 2023 Conversation & Book Signing: Saturday, June 17, 2pm Archana Horsting in…
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    Date: June 17, 2023

    Time: 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

    Kala Gallery
    Kala Art Institute, 2990 San Pablo, Berkeley, CA 94702

  • On the Fringe of the Field, A Survey of Works 1972–2022

    Archana Horsting: On the Fringe of the Field, A Survey of Works 1972–2022 May 25, 2023 — July 7, 2023 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 25, 6-8pm Conversation & Book Signing: Saturday, June…
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    Date: May 25, 2023

    Time: 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

    Kala Gallery
    Kala Art Institute, 2990 San Pablo, Berkeley, CA 94702

  • The Arts and Humanities Academy (Berkeley HS) Spring Exhibition

    The Arts and Humanities Academy (AHA) Spring Exhibition is back at Kala! Join us to  celebrate the amazing artwork created by young people at Berkeley High School in partnership with…
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    Date: April 28, 2023

    Kala Gallery
    2990 San Pablo Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Kala Gallery at Art Market SF

    Kala Gallery at Art Market San Francisco, Booth F11, April 20 – April 23, 2023 Download your Complimentary 3-Day Pass here. Preview our booth on Artsy! Kala invites you to come visit us at Art…
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    Date: April 21, 2023

    Time: 11:00 am–7:00 pm

    Kala Art Institute Booth F11 / Fort Mason Center – Festival Pavilion
    Fort Mason Center – Festival Pavilion
    2 Marina Boulevard
    San Francisco, CA 94123

  • Mission Gráfica East Bay Book Launch and Panel Discussion

    In celebration of the publication of Mission Gráfica: Reflecting a Community in Print, Kala Art Institute will host an East Bay book launch and a panel discussion featuring women who…
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    Date: April 15, 2023

    Time: 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

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

  • West Berkeley Community Print Festival

    Celebrate spring and the art of printmaking and more! Join us for a fun day of art activities! From a  community art workshop and artist demos to art sales and…
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    Date: April 15, 2023

    Time: 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

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

  • Art Kala 2023 Preview Party

    Art Kala 2023 is an exhibition, auction and benefit to support Kala’s artistic, cultural, and educational programs. Celebrating Kala’s 49th year, Art Kala 2023 brings together Kala’s creative community and…
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    Date: March 30, 2023

    Time: 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

    Kala Gallery
    2990 San Pablo Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Closing Reception: Fossil of Language, Yuzo Nakano

    Fossil of Language, Yuzo Nakano Closing Reception: Friday, March 17, 4pm-7pm Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, Noon – 5:00 pm Join us for the closing reception for Fossil of Language, a retrospective…
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    Date: March 17, 2023

    Time: 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

    Kala Gallery
    Kala Art Institute
    Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Fossil of Language, Yuzo Nakano – Gallery Walk

    Fossil of Language, Yuzo Nakano Gallery Walk: Saturday, February 25, 2 pm Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, Noon – 5:00 pm Join us for a gallery walk through the current exhibition Fossil of…
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    Date: February 25, 2023

    Time: 2:00 pm

    Kala Gallery
    2990 San Pablo Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Emergent Connections: Explorations in Art & Movement

    Emergent Connections s an invitation to connect with ourselves and each other. Movement can expand what feels possible in ourselves, bringing awareness to the space already within us, a space…
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    Date: February 25, 2023

    Time: 12:30 pm–1:30 pm

    Kala Art Institute
    2990 San Pablo Ave.
    Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Evening of Poetry and Artist Talk

    Join us for an evening of poetry and an artist talk with Kala Fellowship Awardees Jessica Mehta and Lani Asunción. Jessica Mehta, Aniyunwiya inter- and multi-disciplinary artist, will be sharing…
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    Date: February 22, 2023

    Time: 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

    Kala Gallery
    2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Bay Area Fine Print Fair 2023 – Sunday, Feb 5

    On February 4 and 5, 2023, OnPaper.Art will produce the fourth iteration of the Bay Area Fine Print Fair 2023 at the Kala Gallery in Berkeley. The exhibitors include: Armstrong Fine Art / Mesh Art…
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    Date: February 5, 2023

    Time: 10:00 am–4:00 pm

    Kala Gallery
    2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Bay Area Fine Print Fair 2023 – Saturday, Feb 4

    On February 4 and 5, 2023, OnPaper.Art will produce the fourth iteration of the Bay Area Fine Print Fair 2023 at the Kala Gallery in Berkeley. The exhibitors include: Armstrong Fine Art / Mesh Art…
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    Date: February 4, 2023

    Time: 10:00 am–5:00 pm

    Kala Gallery
    Kala Art Institute
    2990 San Pablo Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Opening Reception: Fossil of Language, Yuzo Nakano

    Fossil of Language, Yuzo Nakano Opening Reception: Saturday, January 28, 2-4 pm Showing Through: January 28 – March 17, 2023 Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, Noon – 5:00 pm Kala Gallery is…
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    Date: January 28, 2023

    Time: 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

    Kala Gallery
    Kala Art Institute
    Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Community Art Workshop: Lunar New Year – Creating Paper Lanterns

    Community Art Workshop: Lunar New Year – Creating Paper Lanterns  Please Click Here to RSVP via Eventbrite Lunar New Year brings families together to celebrate the new year, with lighting…
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    Date: January 28, 2023

    Time: 12:00 pm–3:00 pm

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

  • Open Studio: Rayelle Gardner

    Stop by Kala and meet our 2022-2023 Fellowship Artist Rayelle Gardner, and check out Rayelle’s current work! Rayelle Janell Gardner is a Black queer image-maker from Queens, NY. Rayelle’s bio-mythographic…
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    Date: December 3, 2022

    Time: 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

    Kala Gallery
    2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Holiday Art Pop-Up Shop & Community Holiday Celebration

    We are excited to host the 2022 Holiday Art Pop-Up Shop at Kala Gallery! Join us for a fun and festive Pop-Up Shop with new work by  Kala artists! Explore…
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    Date: December 3, 2022

    Time: 11:00 am–5:00 pm

    Kala Gallery
    2990 San Pablo, Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Kala @ SFMOMA Small Press Book Bazaar!

    Kala is excited to participate in the SFMOMA Small Press Book Bazaar on Thursday, Dec 1, 1-8 pm! This holiday season, support the Bay Area creative community by shopping this special…
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    Date: December 1, 2022

    Time: 1:00 pm–8:00 pm

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
    151 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA

  • 2022-2023 Artists’ Annual Exhibition

    Artists’ Annual Exhibition Opening Reception: Thursday, October 20, 6-8:00pm Showing Through: Oct 20, 2022 – Jan 13, 2023 Location: Kala Gallery 2990 San Pablo, Berkeley, CA 94702 Kala is proud…
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    Date: October 20, 2022

    Time: 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

    Kala Gallery
    2990 San Pablo Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94702
    510-841-7000

  • CANCELED – Book Launch – Sonya Rapoport: Objects on My Dresser by Alla Efimova and Terri Cohn

    Unfortunately, tonight’s book launch event has been CANCELED due to health concerns. Please join us for a book launch to celebrate Sonya Rapoport: Objects on My Dresser by Alla Efimova…
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    Date: September 29, 2022

    Time: 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

    Kala Gallery
    2990 San Pablo Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94702
    510-841-7000