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

  • Eduardo Calderón, Raging River Bridge, Large format photograph

  • ArtLuck

Call for Artists: 2016 Holiday Art Market

Deadline for Entries: Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 11:59 pm Artists Notified: Monday, November 7th, 2016 Market Dates: November 26 - December 23, 2016 Kirkland Arts Center is proud to present its Holiday Art Market for the entire month of December -

Gallery Hours Shortened

  The KAC Gallery will be closing at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, October 11th for a private rental. The Gallery will be open for normal hours for the rest of the week. Stop by and check out Paper Translations and sign

Call for Artists: Paper Translations Mezzanine Exhibit

Important Dates Deadline Extended: Friday, October 7th, 2016, 10:00 am Artists Notified: Friday, October 7th, 2016, 6:00 pm Art Drop Off: ASAP after notifications during Gallery hours Exhibition Dates: October 10th - November 19th, 2016 We will be filling the Mezzanine Display Case

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.