To Our Community Members,

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have canceled or postponed all our events until further notice.  

We are sorry for any inconvenience these cancellations may cause to you.  The health of our alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends, is of the utmost importance to us and important for us to do our part to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in our community.

If possible, we will reschedule these events for a future date.

If you have any questions about a cancellation, please email us at


Your Alumnx & Family Engagement Team


Upcoming Events

June 4: 2020 CalArts Costume Design Cocktail Mixer, 5:00pm PST

In this metier specific gathering, costume alumnx will have the opportunity to meet other alumnx, share work, and learn to make a new cocktail crafted just for you!

More Info and RSVP

Past Events

May 15: Graduation-ONLINE, 6:00pm PST


May 15: CalArts Expo-ONLINE, 12:00pm PST


May 7: Managing Your Creative Practice During a Crisis with Eric Holter, 2:00pm PST

April 16: CalArts Alumni Digital Project Share #2, 1:00pm PST

| Facebook Live |

April 13: CalArts on the Road: Boston, 5:30pm-8:30pm-CANCELLED

April 3: CalArts at USITT/CalArts on the Road: Houston, 6:30pm-8:30pm-CANCELLED

Mar. 26: CalArts Alumni Digital Project Share #1, 1:00pm PST

| Facebook Live | 

Mar. 15: Special Viewing of 50 + 50: A Creative Century from Chouinard to CalArts, 2:00pm-CANCELLED

Mar. 15: CalArts at SXSW/CalArts on the Road: Austin, 7:30pm-9:30pm-CANCELLED

Mar. 19-22: GLAS Animation Festival-CANCELLED

Mar. 22: CalArts on the Road: Bay Area Bash at the GLAS Animation Festival: 3:00pm-5:00pm-CANCELLED

Mar. 6: Alumni Night at "Sweet Land", 4:00pm-7:30pm

Join CalArts in la at Sweet Land.  enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres at Angeleno Wine. Co., followed by a performance of The Industry's latest production which features 30 CalArtians!

Mar. 5: CalArts on the Road: New York: Gallery Walk in Chelsea, 6:00pm-8:00pm

6:00pm-7:00pm at Kasmin Gallery

Valley of Gold: Southern california and the Phantasmagoric features the work of six Chouinard alumni: John Baldessari (1931-2020), Larry Bell '59, Raul Guerrero '70, Robert Irwin '54, and Ed Ruscha '60

7:00pm-8:00pm at Lehman Maupin

Lari Pittman-Found Buried

L.A.-based artist Lari Pittman '74 & '76 presents a series of new paintings and works on paper that combine the genres of landscape, portraiture, and still life.  This is pittman's first solo exhibition with the gallery.

Please join Chouinard and CalArts alumni for the opening! This event is co-hosted by the galleries, along with CalArts Advancement and Alumni office team member, Gwen Strong.

Feb 29: Chouinard Art Institute Reunion, 10:00am-1:00pm

Honoring Barbara T. Smith, presented by Joe Goode, with a tribute to Donald W. Graham.  

Reconnect, celebrate Chouinard Art Institute's 99-year legacy, and hear from CalArts student-artists about their journey.

| The Andaz West Hollywood | 8401 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069 |


Feb. 20: Alumni Night at LA Opera: Eurydice, 7:30pm

Look for ticket information and registration in our e-newsletter, The Network

 | LA Opera | 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 |


Feb. 12: Professional Development Workshop: Marketing and Branding for Artists: 6:30pm-9:30pm

Alumni & Family Engagement is partnering with RISD Alumni Relations to present marketing and Branding for Artists!

Before you — make decisions, collaborate, sign contracts, or release content — have you thought, "How does this align with my brand?" This workshop looks at how to strategically market as part of an overall business model, which will help inform tactical decisions and executions.

Participants will learn:

  • How to develop a personal brand 
  • Focus on simple marketing 
  • Find a system that works for them 

This interactive workshop is suitable for artists and creatives of all disciplines and career stages.

 $15 special CalArts rate (the workshop normally costs $35 per person)

| Japanese American Cultural & Community Center | 244 S. Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 |

Feb. 9: Alumni Afternoon at Pasadena Playhouse: The Father: 2:00pm

50 free tickets are available to calartians for this matinee.  directed by jessica kubzansky (mfa theater '94).

| The Pasadena Playhouse | 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101 |

Feb. 1: CalArts on the Road: Portland, 11:00am-2:00pm

Join us for a CalArts gathering in Portland! Roberta Margolis (BFA '88, MFA '90) will walk us through her group show, 2019 Pacific NW Drawers at Blue Sky Gallery.  Our afternoon will conclude with a festive group lunch.  

| Blue Sky Gallery | 122 NW 8th Avenue, Building B, Portland, OR 97209 |


Jan. 28: CalArts on the Road: Seattle, 5:00pm-7:30pm

Join us for a CalArts gathering in Seattle!  View the Silfurá installation as you enjoy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and conversation with your fellow CalArtians.  Hear from the artist herself, Etta Lilienthal (BFA '97 MFA '99), a creative director, installation artist, scenographer, and painter.

| Threshold Gallery, Mithun Seattle | Pier 56, 1201 Alaskan Way #200, Seattle, WA 98101 |


Jan. 26: Exclusive CalArts screening of Klaus, 12:00pm-3:30pm

Director Sergio Pablos '92 will join us for a screening and Q&A of his Oscar-nominated film, Klaus.

| REDCAT | 631 West 2nd Street #200, Los Angeles, CA 90012 |


Nov. 20: CalArts on the Road: Atlanta, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Please join us for a gathering in Atlanta! CalArts alumni and families are invited to meet, mix, and (re)connect.

Parking: there is a lot in front of the main entrance and across Krog street.  There is also a parking deck with valet service located next to the restaurant on Krog Street.

| Bar Mercado | 99-v Krog Street, Atlanta, GA 30307 |

Nov. 18: CalArts on the Road: Brooklyn, 6:00pm-8:00pm

CalArts alumni and families are invited to meet, mix, and (re)connect over drinks and light bites.  Event is co-hosted by current parents Dan Wilby and Barbara Norman, along with Advancement and Alumni office team member Gwen Strong.

| Hollow Nickel | 494 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 |  

Nov. 14: Alumni night at Pasadena Playhouse: The Great Leap: 6:30pm-10:30pm

6:30pm: Pre-Show Reception Trejo's Cantina*

8:00pm: Performance of The Great Leap

| Pasadena Playhouse | 39 S El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101 |

Nov. 7: CalArts x: 4th Annual Art Auction to benefit CAP, the CalArts Community Arts Partnership: 6:30pm-9:00pm

This annual benefit supports Southern California youth arts education programs.  This event features a silent auction of works by CalArts alumni and CAP participants.  Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will served.  Hosted by Susan Disney Lord.

 Alumni, faculty, and staff receive 20% off all ticket types.

| The Bel-Air Restaurant | 662 North Sepulvada Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049 |

Nov. 5: CalArts Happy Hour gathering for faculty & staff who are alumni: 4:00pm-7:00pm

We recognize that our alumni who have continued to serve calarts as faculty and staff hold a special connection within the community.  To celebrate you and your dedication, join us for a gathering in your honor.

This event is open to faculty and staff who are alumni of CalArts.  Full-time, part-time, and over-hire staff and faculty are all welcome.

Event features live music by the Ari Giancaterino trio, with Ari Giancaterino '19, Will Kjeer '19, and Ben Thomas '19.

| Black 'n Blue | 24300 Town Center Drive Suite #110 | Santa Clarita, CA 91355 |

Nov. 1: CalArts 48th Annual Halloween Party: Twisted Candyland: 10:00pm-2:30am

10:00pm: doors open; no entries past 12am


  • CalArts alumni*: $10 presale, $15 at the door; 2 guests permitted per person
  • CalArts faculty & staff: free with ID; 2 guests permitted per person
  • Guest** ticket: $15 presale, $20 at the door

Tickets can be purchased in person at the cashier's window or over the phone by calling the CalArts Accounting Cffice at 661-253-7846.

*In order to purchase tickets, alumni who graduated pre-2015 must email; include halloween alumni tickets in the subject line, and include your full name and year of graduation.

**Guests must be accompanied at all times; alumni, faculty, or staff with guests must remain with their guests throughout the party

| CalArts Campus | 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia CA 91355 |

Oct. 22: Alumni Night at REDCAT: Witkacy/Two-Headed Calf: 7:00pm-10:30pm

7:00pm: CalArts meetup at the REDCAT lounge, hosted by CalArts Alumni & Family Engagement

8:30pm: Performance of Witkacy/Two-Headed Calf

Free RSVP to CalArts meetup at REDCAT lounge

Discounted tickets while supplies last

$15* CalArts alumni/student ticket to Witkacy/Two-Headed Calf

$25* family/friend ticket to Witkacy/Two-Headed Calf

*includes 1 free parking voucher per party for the Walt Disney Concert Hall parking garage.  Enter from 2nd Street, and proceed to Level P3 for direct access to REDCAT.

All are encouraged to attend the CalArts meetup and the Witkacy performance.  Attendees can participate in either or both and do not have to attend the meetup to attend the performance, or vice-versa.

| REDCAT | 631 West 2nd Street | Los Angeles, CA 90012 |

Oct. 11 & 12: CalArts Weekend

| CalArts Campus | 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355 |