KALEID (Greek for "beauty and form") was borne out of San Jose’s Phantom Galleries (art in vacant storefronts & alternative spaces project) in December 2006. Over 90 contemporary artists and designers from the Silicon Valley make use of a 6,000 square foot retail space with individual exhibits that include painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry and textile art. The artists range from young and emerging, to seasoned and well-accomplished. All art work is for sale and may be taken with you at the time of purchase.Use our San Jose online trip itinerary planner to add Kaleid Gallery and other attractions to your San Jose vacation plans.
Every First Friday of the month KALEID debuts two featured exhibits by residents artists to exhibit (and sell) a broader body of work. Artists are present to speak about their work and process at the receptions and the openings often feature live musical performances. Artists’ receptions are from 7pm–11pm and are part of the South First Fridays #ArtWalkSJ.
A dedicated crew of KALEID artists also host a monthly $2 art sale and creative get together called TWO BUCK Tuesdays. Postcard (or smaller) sized original works of art by dozens of artists are for sale for $2. The evening includes live demos, workshops, sketch sessions, music and special performances. TWO BUCK Tuesdays are every third Tuesday of the month from 7pm–10pm and are free to participate in or to attend.
If you are interested in exhibiting at KALEID, we encourage you to email us your website URL or you may send up to 5 jpgs (no larger than 640pixels at 72dpi) with an artist statement to: info@KALEIDgallery.com. We will confirm receipt of your submission and will send you more information regarding participation in the gallery.
Kaleid Gallery Reviews
It holds an varied showing of artists work, most who are staples around the San Jose area. There is a large wall and adjoining space used for special exhibitions. On Tuesdays it's Two Buck Tuesday and... more »
Very cool place with great stuff to see and buy, a wind of fresh air in the city. Main wall changes every once in a while and the rest once in 3 months. more »
Awesome local art and really nice attendant. Highly recommend. They have lots of cards of the art work if you are looking for something cheaper but still beautiful!
Been going here for years. It's awesome, AND FREE!
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