KALA 50 – Exhibition and Auction Benefit

Join us for KALA 50 – an exhibition, auction, benefit and 50th anniversary party to support Kala!

Visit the auction site today!

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.

March 21- April 27, 2024

Preview Party – Thursday, March 21, 6-9pm
Join us for a free, family friendly kick off party and artist mixer in the Kala gallery to connect with friends, meet the artists in the exhibition, and get the bidding started.

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. 

Purchase Tickets Today – kala50.givesmart.com

$300 –  Patron Membership
$150 –  VIP Ticket
$100 –  Individual Ticket
$50 – Artist Ticket

Location and Gallery Hours
Kala Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702, Gallery hours are Tues-Fri, 12-5pm

Auction Committee: Perrin Meyer, Board Co-Chair, Ronnie  Sampson, Board Co-Chair, Amrita Singhal, Board Co-Chair, Trudy Barnes, Sonya Castillo, Mayumi Hamanaka, Cynthia Ona Innis, Ellen Lake, Manny Lopez, Sue Mark, Mary V. Marsh, Julie McCray, Jules Roman, Leyla Rzayeva,

Other Ways to Support the Auction
To donate directly to Kala, click here.

Auction Sponsorship
Thank you to our event sponsors! This list is growing weekly and we really appreciate your support. To learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits, email ellen@kala.org or download sponsorship info here.

You can also sponsor the auction through the BUY TICKETS/BECOME A SPONSOR  button – kala50.givesmart.com