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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

  • Kimberley Rettig, Light Ahead, watercolor

Independence Day Weekend Hours Changes

Saturday Open studios will be available from 12:00-5:00 pm. The Gallery will be open from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Come see Clay? VI or enter your work into our Young Artist Exhibition. Administrative offices will be closed, following our normal Saturday schedule.

Events & Marketing Specialist Opening

  Location: Kirkland, WA Work Schedule: 40 hours per week Compensation: $15-17 hourly, DOE Benefits: Benefits include medical and short-term disability insurance, paid holidays, paid time off, a flexible work environment, and one free art class per quarter Opening Date: Monday, June 27, 2016

Call for Artists: Clay? Mezzanine Exhibit

Important Dates Deadline Extended: Tuesday, June 28th, 2016, 11:59 pm Artists Notified: no later than Friday, July 1 by 6:00 pm Art Drop Off: July 5th-8th during Gallery hours Exhibition Dates: July 9th-September 10th We're trying something new! We will be filling the

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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Play with explosive colors and create a garden of flowers while learning to Nuno Felt! Using silk and wool, you... https://t.co/PJuFd5VYnI
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Kick off #July4th weekend with a fun #watercolor #art and #wine workshop with your friends and fam! Space available: https://t.co/IMz27Mtmqh
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Young artists, show your work at Kirkland Summerfest this August! Young artists are invited to submit up to two... https://t.co/Ic4tzk1riJ
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- 2 days ago

Night creatures, one and all! Save the Date October 29th for the 8th annual ARTbeat Benefit Auction & Gala: 80s... https://t.co/p1QMxOm4Mv
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- 3 days ago

RT @KirklandKDA: We <really> need volunteers on July 4th parade! (free shirt!) Sign up here! https://t.co/6Q3Pexx8Ki https://t.co/Orsw9Z4
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KAC is now seeking a stellar Events and Marketing Specialist to join our collaborative and creative team! https://t.co/LVKcW2hKft
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KAC is now seeking a stellar Events and Marketing Specialist to join our collaborative and creative team! This... https://t.co/d1WbJH3Xvk
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- 4 days ago

Calling all KAC Students and Instructors that like to play with clay... we are trying something new! In line... https://t.co/nTwyjER9Ro
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- 7 days ago

KAC Artist Chris Franz walks through the basics of throwing a ceramic pot on the potter's wheel from start to finish https://t.co/4XfcwoZaAO
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- 7 days ago

KAC Artist Chris Franz walks through the basics of throwing a ceramic pot on the potter's wheel from start to... https://t.co/V9fLItRzJN
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- 8 days ago

The Basics of Throwing a Pot, featuring artist Chris Franz: https://t.co/vyerXoSwbe via @YouTube
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RT @Kirklandreport: Clay? VI exhibition features varied, wacky works at @kirklandarts through September https://t.co/wjeK0TbNb4 https://t.c
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RT @JowardHoward: This was the winning piece at @kirklandarts' Clay? VI exhibition, which opened last weekend and runs thru September. http…
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RT @VALAEastside: We still #believeinfilm ::"Slowing the Selfie" at VALA Art Center starting in May! A #pinhole photography show. https://…
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Clay? VI exhibition features varied, wacky works. Thanks @Kirklandreport and @JowardHoward for the great article! https://t.co/MG0wbZv7Qx
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- 8 days ago

What a great article by the Kirkland Reporter on our newly opened Clay? VI exhibition. Now in its tenth year, the... https://t.co/dtKOBltjAZ
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- 9 days ago

Play with clay, and have a fun afternoon filled with wine and friends during a Ceramics Art & Wine Workshop!... https://t.co/GELzxQYcu5
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- 11 days ago

HURRAY, it's the start of our week-long summer art camps! Youth ages 5-7 and 8-12 are making discoveries and... https://t.co/sZ9NUkNDjr
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