Striving to share our love of art with the community, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts regularly organizes a number of exciting events. Whether you’re interested in joining one of our art classes, you’d like to explore the world of portrait photography, or any number of other topics, be sure to view our calendar below to learn about the events that we have planned.

Art Market

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo

The KIA will host a small selection of artists' tents kicking off at 11:30 am. Starting at 5 pm, we will host food trucks and a beer garden in our…

Free

ARTbreak: Printmaking and Pandemic Part II

Virtual Event

Did you miss Deborah Mattson’s Printmaking and Pandemic Part I? Don’t worry you can easily jump in and listen to Part II of this fascinating exploration of how printmakers throughout…

Art Detectives: Toy Boat

Virtual Event

For the sunny summer month of August, the Art Detectives will read Toy Boat by Randall de Sève and Loren Long, and look at how artists have portrayed boats in…

Free

ARTbreak: Evolution of an Artist

Virtual Event

Emily Wohlscheid is a multidisciplinary artist working in jewelry and fiber arts. She will talk about how the practice has evolved, how the public and her own perception of being…

Free

ARTbreak: Local Sustainability

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo

Have you wanted to learn more about how you can lessen your environmental impact? Chris Dilley and Ben Brown from Kalamazoo’s People's Food Co-op have some tips for everyday ways…

Free

Art Detectives: The Quiet Place

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo

Do you have a special place where you can enjoy the quiet? Arty Mouse will read The Quiet Place by author Sarah Stewart and illustrator David Small, a book about…

Free

Book Discussion

Virtual Event

The Whole Picture: The Colonial Story of the Art in Our Museums & Why We Need to Talk about It  by: Alice Procter If you think art history has to…

Free

ARTful Evenings: Transforming Art with Digital Technology

Virtual Event

Ginny Ruffner is pursuing the challenge of making a new beauty through the process of personal reflection and asking questions. She will show her pursuit of this challenge through projects…

Free

ARTbreak: Illustrating the Natural World

Virtual Event

Olivia Mendoza creates illustrative work based on the natural world, focusing on the details of botanicals, insects, animal life and anatomy. She will be discussing what inspires her personal incentive…

Free

ARTbreak: Visual Thinking Strategies

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo

“What is going on in this picture? What do you see that makes you say that? What more can we find?” These three questions form the backbone of Visual Thinking…

Free

Art Detectives: Have You Ever Seen a Flower?

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo

Have you ever seen a flower? I mean, really seen a flower? That’s the question Arty Mouse will be asking the Art Detectives this month! Come to the KIA to…

Free