Invest in Kirkland Arts Center

Kirkland Arts Center has been building a thriving community through art in a historic setting for over 50 years. Your gift to KAC is an investment in vital arts programs and a culturally vibrant community on the Eastside. Now more than ever, we need your help to keep classes affordable; public, contemporary exhibitions and events free; and to maintain the landmark building essential to our local history.

Kirkland Arts Center relies on a mixture of support from earned income, corporations, private foundations, government agencies, and individuals.

ARTbeat fundraising gala event attendees
View our 2015 Annual Report

More ways you can support KAC

Matching Programs

Make your gift go further with Employee Matching Programs. Many employers will match your gifts to charitable organizations. Contact your employer to see if your gift qualifies for a matching gift.


Attend our annual ARTbeat Benefit Auction & Gala.  In 2015, ARTbeat raised over $165,000 to support KAC’s mission to bring dynamic art experiences to the Eastside. Join us for an unforgettable night in support of KAC.

Planned Giving

A charitable gift, a bequest in your will, or living trust helps ensure that arts education continues to be accessible to our community, leaving a lasting legacy. To develop and find a charitable gift plan that works with you, contact our Development Director at (425) 822-7161 x103 or

Wish List

Kirkland Arts Center has a wish list of items that will help improve our facility and equipment for our many students, staff, and volunteers. If you would like to give any of these items, call our Development Department at (425) 822-7161 x103 or email Thank you!

  • Bailey wheels
  • Shop vacuums
  • Kiln shelves

  • Studio lighting
  • Gator boards
  • Art storage shelving
  • Spray booth
  • Model platform for life drawing

  • Kid-sized table and chairs

  • Coat and purse hooks
  • Paper cutter
  • Desk lamps
  • Wet floor signs


More Information

The Kirkland Arts Center is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation with tax ID 91-6059395. For more information, call the Washington State Secretary of State at 1-800-332-GIVE.

If you have questions about giving to KAC or would like assistance in making a gift of any kind, contact our Development Department at (425) 822-7161 x103 or