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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

  • Young Artist Winner Abbie Hinnebusch

  • Eduardo Calderón, Raging River Bridge, Large format photograph

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

Open Studio Changes Summer 2016

Friday Printmaking Open Studio will now run from 12:00 PM–5:00 PM Printmaking Open Studio will be available Saturday, 6/25, from 12:00 PM–5:00 PM Due to the immense popularity of our Teen Intensive, we’ve had to switch to a larger classroom. There will

Email Technical Difficulties

KAC experienced an email outage of a brief period on Wednesday, 5/11 & Thursday, 5/12. Any emails sent between 5:00 pm on 5/11 to 2:00 pm on 5/12 may have been impacted. Our email is functioning again, so if you sent an email to

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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- 4 hours ago

Sign up for Teen Painting, starting on October 9th, today! All teen artists and skill levels welcome!… https://t.co/aIS7CwINgh
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- 1 day ago

Our website is currently down but we are still open and running as normal. Our class and workshop registration is... https://t.co/UywJhS5Gn7
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- 12 days ago

Our Figurative Painting in Oil class with Brandy Agun starts this Friday! Sign up at https://t.co/6PTvfI9pvJ. https://t.co/sUb44SGN3T
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- 18 days ago

Our summer of clay may be nearing its end (last day of Clay? VI is tomorrow!), but the good news is that KAC... https://t.co/o34CxigILm
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- 28 days ago

Check out one of the pieces written for our Claygraphy ekphrastic writing contest, published on the @HugoHouse blog! https://t.co/FDEo5cvfI7
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- 36 days ago

If you want to take your throwing skills to the next level, sign up for our "Beyond Basics" pottery course, where... https://t.co/6mHwaOnKT1
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- 40 days ago

I posted 43 photos on Facebook in the album "Summer 2016" https://t.co/EW7GteAiyI
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- 41 days ago

If you've been meaning to catch our Clay? VI exhibit, this Friday is the perfect time! We are having an... https://t.co/agN7Pz0K6P
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- 44 days ago

RT @MeganPrine: Working on final edits of SciFi story for @kirklandarts Claygraphy project, inspired by a current exhibition piece https://…
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- 44 days ago

Be sure to get those short written pieces (<1000 words) submitted online by NOON tomorrow! Don't have to visit... https://t.co/0xwSZlnlw1
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- 46 days ago

The Young Artists Exhibition is up and running at Kirkland Summerfest. Stop by before 7:00 tonight or between 11:00 and 7:00 tomorrow!
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- 48 days ago

Summerfest is in two short days, and we could still use some volunteer help staffing our Young Artists Exhibition... https://t.co/mhI0BHz7pd
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- 49 days ago

On September 10th, join us for a photography workshop that will help you develop your eye for color, light, and... https://t.co/p3SzGMWM3P
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- 50 days ago

All are invited to enter our Claygraphy writing contest (<1000 words) inspired by Clay? VI. There are prizes! https://t.co/fxq2tsiVLF
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- 53 days ago

Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to submit to the Young Artists Exhibition for Kirkland Summerfest! (We really mean it... https://t.co/sdMPi4BIx0
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- 53 days ago

UW Museology grad student and KAC intern Rebecca Janssen did a GREAT job tonight on part one of her awesome... https://t.co/JKi1i2zq53
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- 55 days ago

Always wanted to paint portraits, but didn't know where to start? We've got the perfect workshop for you! In... https://t.co/HNimKHbD6g
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- 57 days ago

Create cool stop frame animation like this at our Teen Animation Workshop on Aug. 28! Visit our website to sign up! https://t.co/IUegkLDsHe
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