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Each year the City of Berkeley celebrates the richness of artistic production within the Berkeley community with the Civic Center Art Exhibition. This year’s exhibition is produced through a collaboration between Kala Art Institute, the Civic Arts Commission and the City of Berkeley Civic Arts Program. This year 31 Berkeley-based artists were selected through a juried process for exhibition in the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Building. The work is displayed throughout the publicly accessible areas on five floors and additionally throughout the buildings wings on all floors, and will be displayed for one year. This exhibition offers visitors to the Civic Center building an opportunity to see the diversity and richness of the visual arts being produced by artists of all ages and stages in their artistic careers who either live or work in Berkeley.

The opening reception will take place on Friday, March 1 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. on the 6th floor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center building, 2180 Milvia Street in downtown Berkeley. The program will include welcoming remarks by the Honorable Mayor Jess Arreguin followed by refreshments and guided tours of the exhibition given by the curators of the new artwork installed throughout the building.

The exhibition includes work by the following artists: Hope Armstrong, George‐Ann Bowers, Connie Cagampang Heller, Robert De Goff, Carol Denney, Susan Duhan Felix, Johnny Galvan, Oliver James, Brendon Kahn, Toby Kahn, Tony Kay, Sarah Klein, Don Melandry, Christine Meuris, Karyn Newman, Eduardo Pineda, Maja Planinac, Eric Powell, Mary Curtis Ratcliff, Ivy Sandz, Roxanne Schwartz, Mary Shisler, Nicollette Smith, Regina Stadnik, Seiko Tachibana, Jonathan Taylor, Lynn Voorhees, Jan Wurm, Mika Yokota, Dana Zed, and Minoosh Zomorodinia.

Exhibition artworks were selected by a jury of arts professionals from Kala Art Institute, Berkeley Art Center, Civic Arts Commission and the Civic Arts Program.  The panel reviewed the artwork submissions of 99 artists who either live or work in Berkeley and selected a range of works for the exhibition including paintings, photographs, mixed media works, textiles, prints, and sculptural works.


To preview all of the artwork in this exhibition please click on the following link:

 Civic Center Exhibition 2019 images 

To see the artwork in this exhibition in person, you must set up a time for a tour with Civic Arts Program staff by emailing After setting up an appointment please check in with the security counter to sign in and they will contact us to let us know you've arrived. Our staff will come down to meet you at the front desk.

Please note that staff is not available to provide access to see the artwork on a drop-in basis.

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