Kirkland Arts Center is a nonprofit visual arts school focused on fostering creative curiosity, promoting visual arts education and exhibition, and serving our diverse community. We have been providing enriching, vibrant arts experiences to downtown Kirkland and the greater Eastside for more than 60 years. We strive to maintain an active, equitable scholarship program. Our aim is to increase accessibility to participation in the arts, arts education, and arts exhibition. An active, inclusive participation in the arts enlivens minds, stirs curiosity, builds connections among us, and enriches our community economically, socially, and culturally. Through art making and participation, we build together an ever-increasingly reflective, creative, culturally vibrant and economically healthy community.
In 2020, Kirkland Arts Center awarded $19,961 in scholarships for arts classes and workshops.