What is MOKA?

The Museum of KIPP Art is a beloved annual tradition at KIPP SoCal Schools, and a true celebration of the visual, digital and performing arts. Each year, student artists in grades K-8 from across our region create, display and discuss their artwork at an epic event in DTLA for more than 400 guests. All proceeds benefit whole child education at KIPP SoCal Public Schools.

Our KIPPsters have been working on their art projects this year, and despite the need for social distancing, we are so pleased and proud to bring MOKA 2020 to you digitally. We encourage you to enjoy the amazing art, and also click on the video links of each student discussing their inspiration. All physical artwork will either be mailed or dropped off (socially-distanced if in LA County) to the winning bidders after the event. Digital artwork available for purchase will be sent to purchasers after the event via email. 


Can you tell me more about KIPP SoCal and your student artists?

All artists featured at MOKA are current students and recent graduates of KIPP SoCal Public Schools, an independent nonprofit organization that operates 19 tuition-free, open-enrollment charter public schools educating nearly 8,300 students and supporting 4,300 alumni to and through college. Names, grades and schools of each student are featured on their artwork's bidding page.


We also encourage you to enjoy one of the most unique parts of MOKA, which is clicking the YouTube link available on each item description page to hear directly from our student artists about the inspiration for their piece.

Can you tell me more about the types of art at the auction?

One way this year's art auction looks a little different is that we are able to offer both Physical Art for auction, as well as the option of "Buy It Now" pricing for Digital Downloads.


Physical Art is one of a kind, and will go to the highest bidder. But this year we are able to expand the accessibility of the student artwork by offering limited numbers of download purchases as well. For the digital downloads, art by our elementary school students are available for purchase of $35, and middle school students work is priced at $45. Digital art will be emailed to all purchasers the week following MOKA, and will be able to be printed and framed as you'd like.

How do I bid?

Once you have completed a registration on the campaign, you will receive the welcome text message, linking you to the items to browse, bid or buy.

  1. Click on the Blue link in the Welcome text to be directed to the Items page.
  2. View Items by category or search by Item number or name.
  3. Click the item of interest to view the description as well as the current bid and or price.
  4. The system will auto-populate the bid amount based on the set increment for the item.
  5. Choose to bid at the set amount or higher.
  6. Click Bid.

You can also view a brief video tutorial here.

How will I get my art if I win?

  • If you are the winning bidder on physical piece of art, a KIPP SoCal team member will contact you the week of June 14th to arrange for either a socially distanced drop-off or mailing of the artwork to you.
  • Delivery/Shipping is included anywhere in the US (additional fees apply for International shipping.)

How do I support MOKA/KIPP SoCal Public Schools?

Visit the event homepage to donate to MOKA, which directly benefits all campuses in the KIPP SoCal region. By making a donation, or registering for MOKA, you will receive updates on KIPP SoCal regional programming and advocacy. 

How do I share this with friends who may want to bid?

Two ways to share this event:

  1. Share the event using social media links at the bottom of the event homepage
  2. Share the event when viewing an item by selecting the item and then using the social media links provided.

I have other questions, who do I contact?

Please contact with any questions.