Update September 2021:

In compliance with the King County mandate, Kirkland Arts Center will require proof of vaccination for onsite teaching artists, staff, and students over age 12 beginning October 26th, 2021.
Students enrolled in a class beginning after October 26th will be required to provide proof of vaccination before attending their first class. 
Students unable to meet this requirement should contact Kirkland Arts Center at to discuss testing requirements in lieu of proof of vaccination. 

Update July 27, 2021: Following the most recent guidance from King County issued July 26th, Kirkland Arts Center is requiring all staff, teaching artists, students, and gallery visitors to wear a mask while inside the Peter Kirk Building. This change is effective immediately. Thank you for understanding and for your shared commitment to our community’s health.


Our first priority is always the wellness of this community. Because of this, we have updated the protocol to enter the Peter Kirk Building. Your vigilance is critical to maintain the health of this community; thank you for your commitment to these efforts!

Before entering the Kirkland Arts Center building, all community members are now required to complete a brief wellness screening. The content of this screening is included below; if you cannot answer “no” to all questions, it is important that you stay home to ensure the health and safety of the community.

We’re so grateful for each of you; we know the importance of art-making now and always. Thank you for your part in making KAC a safe and healthy place to be!

Wellness Screening

  • To your knowledge, have you been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

  • Have you been tested for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

    If you were tested because you are experiencing symptoms, or you have a known exposure to someone with COVID-19, please stay home until the end of your quarantine period. If you had a precautionary COVID-19 test and no known exposure to the virus, you can ignore this question.

  • Have you, or has anyone you live with, been asked to quarantine in the past 14 days?

  • Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours? To your knowledge, has anyone you live with had a fever during the last 48 hours?

  • Have you had a cough, or other respiratory symptoms in the last 48 hours?

    Has anyone you live with had a cough or respiratory symptoms* in the last 48 hours?

    Respiratory symptoms include nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, sneezing, achy muscles, and headache.

  • Do you have any other signs or symptoms of illness?

    Signs and symptoms of illness include rash, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, earache, etc.

If you answered “NO” to all of the above questions, you may enter the building.

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then you must stay home until symptom-free for 48 hours, or until the end of your quarantine period, whichever is longer.

Thank you for contributing to the health and safety of our community!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us by emailing