The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is unquestionably one of the area’s top sites for holding quality events in Southwest Michigan. Being located in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo brings even more life to your event in this vibrant neighborhood.

Holding an event at the KIA adds a touch of class and prestige for any of your special events from book signings, product launches, media events, corporate training, weddings or any celebrations of a happy occasion, you are opting for something out of the ordinary with a flair for the extraordinary.

If you are planning for a small intimate group of 10 or as large as 400, the KIA offers a venue unlike any other.

For more information or to reserve, please call our Hospitality Team (269) 349-7775 or email .

Except in the case of nonprofit organizations, KIA membership is required in order to rent KIA facilities: individuals at the Sustaining level, and businesses at the Corporate Supporter level.

Why the KIA?

  • Premier center for the visual arts
  • Artistic setting
  • Ambiance unparalleled by commercial venues
  • Ideal downtown location with free parking
  • Freedom to work with the caterer of your choice

KIA Members who are caterers: Fetzer CenterMillennium CateringPistachio’s, and Radisson Catering.

KIA Rental Spaces

Gallery One/Lobby

School Commons

Multi-Purpose Classroom

Main Floor Galleries

Boardroom One

Chase Boardroom

Boardrooom Two