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.

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2021 Virtual Arts Fair

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Shop the Virtual Arts Fair, celebrating our 70th Annual Arts Fair.

Art Detectives

Virtual Event

Enjoy a wonderful Arty event hosted by Dorothy Chan and Lucy Yao, the musicians behind Chromic Duo.  They will blend classical music, toy pianos, and electronics into totally unique Art Detectives!  We will explore how music, art, and stories form together while reading Patience, Miyuki by Roxane Marie Gailliez and create a project inspired by…

Free

ARTbreak with Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz

Virtual Event

Collectors as well as champion art enthusiasts Carol and Jeffrey Horvitzes will be joining us to discuss their world renowned collection of Japanese ceramics currently on view at the KIA until June 17th. The Horvitzes have honored the KIA by lending their works to us for the exhibition From Earth and Fire, as well as…

Free

ARTbreak West Michigan Area Show Artists – Pt 1

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

The West Michigan Area Show artists will open your eyes to what it takes to get your art on display. They discuss their work in the exhibition, as well as their artistic practice and the themes explored. Hear from these great artists and the excitement they have around the WMAS Take an ARTbreak from your…

Free

ArtHop

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Guests are invited to visit the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts for free. Local artists' exhibition, the West Michigan Area Show, will be on view. Families can also decorate a birthday card to celebrate the KIA's 97th birthday, and enjoy a free yummy treat, while supplies last.

Free

ARTbreak West Michigan Area Show Artists – Pt 2

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Don't worry if you missed Part 1 in this series as Part 2 of the WMAS series will feature new artists who are featured in this coveted juried exhibition.   Hear from the artists as they introduce their work in the exhibition, as well as how they go about creating art, their artistic practice and the…

ARTbreak Beverly Pepper

Virtual Event

Amber Oudsema, Curator of Arts Education at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, will be taking time to speak about the life and art of Beverly Pepper. Her work Torre Pieno nel Vuot II featured in the KIAs permanent collection: Unveiling American Genius currently on view until December 2022. Take an ARTbreak from your busy…

Free

Art Market

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Artists are taking over the KIA! The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is showcasing activities outside the South Street entrance, welcoming 9 artists for a one-time Art Market on Friday, August 6 from 11:30 am – 8:00 pm. Each artist booth will feature their work for purchase. In conjunction with popular Friday Downtown events like Lunchtime…

Free

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 the KIA collection. They will finish off by creating their own floating toy boat! Reserve Your Ticket Zoom Link: http://us02web.zoom.us/j/85829171841?pwd=dXdLdWVMbWdGYkxEVStLWWlBNW5mUT09 Meeting ID: 858 2917 1841 Passcode: 896470

Free

Art Detectives: The Quiet Place

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

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 a little girl whose family emigrates from Mexico to the USA. This is not an Art Detectives to miss as participants will be joined by…

Free