KALA 50 - Art Auction Benefit & 50th Anniversary Party
Thursday, March 21- Saturday, April 27, 2024

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.

Become a sponsor, join or renew Patron memberships, and/or purchase tickets below to support Kala!


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Kala has been supporting artists and building community since 1974. Thanks for helping us launch the next 50 years. Your generosity makes all the difference!

Hosted By Kala Art Institute

Kala Art Institute

Kala Gallery

2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702, USA

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Wareham Development/ Richard K. Robbins 

Arts Advocate 

Tom & Carol Foster

Barbara Kuecker & Bruce Helmberger


Nion McEvoy & Leslie Berriman

Mechanics Bank

Jules Roman

Sissel Waage & Steven Pickle

Kelley Berg & Nancy Goler

Green Cities Company

Harper & Armstrong, LLC

The Klion Springwater Coven Family Foundation, Inc

Meyer Sound

Oliver & Company

Richard Nagler & Sheila Sosnow

Davis Riemer & Louise Rothman-Riemer

Gordon Yamate & Deborah Shiba, DDS



Advanced Electrical & Telcom Inc.

Alternative Technologies

Barbara Anderson

Jonathan Bachrach / 120710


Chandra Cerrito / Art Advisors