Earn the Title of “Best-Gift-Giver” this Holiday Season


Deck your halls and home with unique works of art, while also giving back to the arts community. The 2021 Kirk Newman Art School (KNAS) Holiday Art Sale is back for its 48th year at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA), making this a two-in-one gifting opportunity for the holiday season.


This is not the standard big-box store experience, but an opportunity to be recognized as the best gift-giver of the year. Shoppers can purchase handmade works in wood, metal, glass, ceramics, block prints, etchings, paintings, wearable art, fine jewelry, holiday-inspired items, and much more. These works have been created by faculty and accomplished students of the Kirk Newman Art School. Proceeds from your purchases support the art school’s equipment, programs, materials, and scholarships but most of the earnings go directly to the artist!



Holiday Art Sale Hours:

  • Thursday, November 18, reserved for active KIA Members Only: 5pm-8pm
  • Friday, November 19: 5pm-8pm 
  • Saturday, November 20: 9am-3pm
  • Online sale: Open now through December 19


“Unique, handmade items are available onsite or online without the worry of the shipping chain or inventory shortages. Shopping at the holiday sale puts money back into the community, and supports local artists and a community arts organization that provides great cultural opportunities for our area,” said KNAS Director Denise Lisiecki.


Shoppers unable to attend the in-person Holiday Art Sale can still purchase items online at kiarts.org/knas-holiday-art-sale-2021/ through December 19, or stop into the KIA Gallery Shop for a curated collection from local artists.


Visit the KIA on Saturday, November 20th after the Annual Holiday Parade to enjoy all the exclusive benefits of membership during Everyone’s a Member Day. All guests will receive free gallery admission from 11am-5pm, 10% off in the Gallery Shop, and discounted class and workshop pricing at the Kirk Newman Art School. 


As one of the leading arts organizations in Michigan and the Midwest, the mission of the KIA is to promote and cultivate the creation and appreciation of visual arts. Through the museum, the collection, fine arts library, Kirk Newman Art School, programs, events, and the Gallery Shop, where we believe art is for everyone. Visit KIARTS.org for more information.


Tickets are NOT required, just stop in during the hours posted.  KIA encourages shoppers to wear masks while in attendance for the safety of staff, other shoppers, and themselves.