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As a supportive community of art advocates, teachers, artists, craftspeople and students, KAC has enriched my life, allowing me to grow as a mentor, teacher, artist and friend.
Carol Gouthro, Ceramics Instructor
At KAC, my son receives great instruction and exposure to many different mediums. His instructor is engaging and fun… he is so proud of what he creates!
Crista and Luke Solaro, KAC Parent & Preschool Picasso Student
The teachers at KAC are unparalleled in their aptitude, compassion, and creativity. They are some of the most capable educators I’ve ever encountered, instilling enthusiasm and passion in their students. More than just imbuing us with greater technical expertise, they build confidence and hone our individual artistic visions – helping us further develop strong and unique voices through our chosen media.
Evelyn Hirata, KAC Student
Kirkland Arts Center is the best kept secret of the Eastside…. I got a lot more than I expected. The teachers gave me enough structure to start a project and enough freedom to express myself in my own way…. KAC provides great teachers, a place to experience and learn about art, a place where artists can grow, and a place where the public can drop in to see art exhibits. KAC has it all.

What’s Happening

Seeking Teaching Artists, After School Program

Position Description Teaching Artists, After School Program The Kirkland Arts Center is seeking versatile, experienced and engaging teaching artists to lead after school art classes for our Make Your Mark (MYM) Program. MYM is a quality, arts-based program for grades

Seeking School and Community Partnerships Coordinator

Position Description School and Community Partnerships Coordinator KAC has entered a time of growth, expanding opportunities throughout the Eastside and beyond through school and civic partnerships. Pilot programs include Make Your Mark, an afterschool arts program that supports the social

Summer Camp & Teen Intensives are Filling Fast!

Youth Camps In KAC’s Summer Art Camps, children ages 5-12 will make discoveries and learn new skills through use of a variety of mediums & techniques that include clay, paper, pencils, pens, markers, crayons, pastels, printmaking inks, and water-based paints. Every

Call for Artists: Young Artists Exhibition

Attention young artists! You are invited to exhibit your artwork at the Kirkland Summerfest Young Artists Exhibition, happening August 10-12th! The Young Artists Exhibition is a three-day art show for all creative youth up to age 18 during the 7th

Seeking Gallery Assistant: Gain exhibition and curatorial skills

The Kirkland Art Center is currently accepting applications for a work study Gallery Assistant position in the KAC Gallery. There are currently two positions available, Fridays 11am t0 6pm and Saturdays 11am to 5pm. In your email please indicate your preference.

Current Exhibitions

Thanks to our generous community partners

Our Mission

Kirkland Arts Center promotes artistic mastery and community participation in the visual arts through innovative educational programming, contemporary exhibitions, and dynamic events while providing stewardship of the historic Peter Kirk Building.

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- 17 hours ago

Join us tomorrow evening at 6pm for the opening reception of Clay? VII. See for yourself what clay can become with… https://t.co/mz8KdvgfLl
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- 1 day ago

Looking to volunteer this summer? Check out our upcoming opportunities including summer camp volunteers and gallery… https://t.co/VrpRZerYb4
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- 2 days ago

Calling all young artists! Today is the first day to start submitting your work to be featured in the Young Artists… https://t.co/vYztBhXNB3
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- 6 days ago

Stop by tonight at 6pm for the official unveiling of the sculptural installation on Park Lane, Pareidolia People. W… https://t.co/HT5xpmOQNa
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- 8 days ago

Expand your watercolor toolkit in Watercolor 202 with James Farrand. Learn new brush techniques and how to achieve… https://t.co/E8UN3PsL52
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- 9 days ago

Join us next Friday, July 20th, for the opening reception of Clay? VII: Biennial Juried Contemporary Ceramics Exhib… https://t.co/YQPcI8ryv1
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- 16 days ago

Pareidolia People - six colorful steel "city people" by artist and engineer Ed McCarthy - have arrived on Park Lane… https://t.co/diOS16n6vB
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- 21 days ago

Throwback to the Best of KAC exhibition from 2015. Sculptures by Alla Goniodsky. Best of KAC 2018 is up until July… https://t.co/hDts7fb7HA
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- 23 days ago

Wonderful to see our Madhubani painting workshop instructor, Deepti Agrawal, mentoring in the Heritage Arts Program… https://t.co/XhtNplTdTw
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- 25 days ago

Summer quarter is finally here! It's not too late to sign up for a class. Explore plein air painting, brush up your… https://t.co/hPLe8GYLfJ
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- 36 days ago

Summer quarter students, we have updated our open studio hours for summer. Ceramics students should note the change… https://t.co/JQXYthhEh6
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- 40 days ago

Summer quarter starts in less than 10 days! Check out the printmaking, drawing, painting, and clay classes starting… https://t.co/Q4at7p5pWN
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- 41 days ago

Organized by Kirkland Arts Center ceramics students, we're bringing back the summer student pottery sale. Perfect a… https://t.co/xFiz1xtZxG
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- 47 days ago

Spring quarter students! We want your feedback. Tell us what you liked, what you didn't like, and what you want to… https://t.co/IoEYpTGmqm
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- 55 days ago

It's not too late to sign up for summer camp and teen intensives! Check out all of our summer offerings for youth.… https://t.co/HJ2L3LmxRW
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- 55 days ago

The teen clay intensive is the perfect introduction to clay. Teens will learn techniques like coiling, pinching, ex… https://t.co/ZkkbuZ4Zkq
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- 56 days ago

We're on set with sculptor Ed McCarthy in his studio! Ed's public art project that he calls "Pareidolia People" wil… https://t.co/NhT2ckqUMF
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- 57 days ago

In week 5 we will be inspired by Art Heroes! Maybe they are a modern superhero, a famous artist, or your favorite t… https://t.co/KgdEV5TGnh
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