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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

Health

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

Hiring: Director of Development

Director of Development Kirkland, WA • Starting immediately Time Commitment: Full Time, Exempt Type: Permanent Level: Senior Location: On-site, Flexible Pay: $60,000 to $70,000 Reports to: Executive Director About Kirkland Arts Center Kirkland Arts Center (KAC) is a regionally

Where We Stand – An Update

Where We Stand - An Update in April 2021 In June 2020, in response to the events surrounding George Floyd’s death and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, we posted our statement of support and solidarity for anti-bias,

Current Exhibitions

Great Mysterious Heart

January 7 - February 12

Past Exhibitions

Thanks to our generous community partners

Our Mission

Kirkland Arts Center unleashes the power of art to ignite individual growth and self-expression, build community spirit, and cultivate cultural vibrancy.

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- 1.8797009766616 year ago

You all come together to create a community that leaves us in awe each day. We sincerely hope that the depth of our… https://t.co/URGqMgtYRq
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- 2.019200152207 year ago

RT @uwsoa: Alums Amanda Sweet & Miha Sarani have work in the juried exhibition "Threshold" @kirklandarts; reception on Friday (1/10) & on v…
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- 2.0192006595637 year ago

We're hiring a Development Assistant & Board Liaison! #nonprofitjobs #artsjobs https://t.co/EwvswtsvwW
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- 2.0192032597666 year ago

"Newnan, Georgia decided to use art to help the community celebrate diversity and embrace change. Not everyone was… https://t.co/YtTLEr2DCf
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- 2.288159753932 year ago

Couldn't have said it better ourselves: "Home is where the art is." 🎨 https://t.co/t1Nrwa1bqW
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- 2.3816003297818 year ago

It's National Arts in Education Week! We believe lives are transformed through arts access. How has your life been… https://t.co/zmtQRYXrBM
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- 2.3900246385084 year ago

Want to improve your photography skills and express your creativity in a new way? This workshop is for you! Storyte… https://t.co/Ixy0cusil2
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- 2.3921973934551 year ago

Mark your calendar! Students and teaching artists will be selling their work September 14 & 15 10 am - 5 pm. 10% of… https://t.co/G6cQYHqGwS
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- 2.3951500507357 year ago

Attention Curators & Aspiring Curators: @ArtsWA just announced an open call for their Curator Roster! Learn more &… https://t.co/DAxFIn9VoK
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- 2.3976731037544 year ago

KAC Teaching Artist Karen Klee-Atlin is exhibiting at Shift Gallery in Seattle. Join her for the opening reception… https://t.co/kLN3bnUT8e
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- 2.3980182014206 year ago

ARTbeat is our annual gala and auction. It's an evening of art, community, bidding, cocktails, and enthusiastic sup… https://t.co/ogN6C9XmZh
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- 2.3982153411974 year ago

KAC Teaching Artists Carol Gouthro and Don Fels are exhibiting at @GalleryIMA! Opening reception tonight! https://t.co/HDSi5aKPu3
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- 2.4005573947235 year ago

Looking for a great art experience next weekend? Consider Paint Out Winslow, a plein air festival, competition and… https://t.co/HLj6hJmqvI
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- 2.4033691336885 year ago

KAC student Lois Harbaugh's work is being featured at Kittredge Gallery, @univpugetsound! The show opens TODAY, and… https://t.co/GvdHuRaxzd
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- 2.4036494799594 year ago

ARTbeat - our annual auction & gala - tickets are on sale now! The future waits for no one; prices increase this w… https://t.co/X8qoMZpbjA
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- 2.4165293949772 year ago

Happy Labor Day Weekend! Our offices will be closed Friday (8/30) & Monday (9/2). Please note the Gallery is open b… https://t.co/NjS4US9B0G
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- 2.4359337899543 year ago

Our very own teaching artist, Nikki Barber, will be at SAM Remix tomorrow for a night of music, art making, and per… https://t.co/6xLctFSocn
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- 2.7569748224252 year ago

Announcing the Kirkland Arts Center Open House 2019! Join us May 10 - 12 for a fun weekend celebrating our communit… https://t.co/ApYCwpIaFD
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- 2.7648439244039 year ago

This week is your last chance to submit to our juried exhibition: Fractured. Submit by April 28th to be considered.… https://t.co/WystHqy9Jw
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