MOST RECENT Artist in Residence - Kloe Chan

ECCRU logoThe City of El Cerrito Arts and Culture Commission has selected two artists to fill the El Cerrito Creative ReUse (ECCRU) Artist Residency, beginning November 15, 2019: Kloe Chan and Risa Dye. During their ECCRU residencies, the artists will create artwork using materials found at RERC, conduct workshops or other educational programs, provide an exhibition of artwork created during the residency, and each donate one piece of artwork to the City.

Kloe Chan is a multidisciplinary artist who works with trash. In her early years spent at her grandparent’s house, she witnessed how every single material could be reused until it is no more. Their frugal lifestyle instilled in her fascination for the infinite possibilities within discarded materials, which has become the backbone of Kloe’s artistic practice.

Since completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Social Practice at California College of the Arts in May 2019, Kloe has been working full-time at On Lok Lifeways (a Senior Care Center) during the day. In her free-time, she enjoys playing the cello and piano, as well as teaching ESL in Oakland Chinatown.

You can check out her work at

upcoming events

EVENT CANCELLED--Instrument-making WOrkshop and Drum Circle

Monday, March 16
El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave
Join Kloe for a recycled instrument-making workshop and drum circle. The workshop is free and all materials will be provided, so just bring yourself and a friend.

EVENT CANCELLED -- Artistic Activity

April 18, 2020, as part of Earth Day Celebration
10:00am -1:00pm
El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane

Come celebrate Earth Day with our Artists in Residents, Kloe Chan and Risa Dye, starting at 10 am at the Community Center at 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito. The artists will guide you to make your own upcycled instrument and costume pieces out of materials found at the Recycling Center. Then take what you've made and be a part of the recycled Earth Day parade from 12.30 pm, circling the block and Community Center facility.

Check back at this site to learn of other of Kloe's events.