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Kirk Newman Art School Residency Show

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

The Kirk Newman Art School Residency Program is designed for aspiring artists who want to grow and strengthen their art practice in a supportive community, with access to professional studio…

ARTbreak: Portals, Hymns, and Passages

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

Portals, Hymns, and Passages explores Detroit-area artist Ed Fraga’s career, focusing on the landscape of figuration, dreams, and allegorical representation through paintings and constructions. For Fraga, art-making is the process…

Book Discussion: Surrealism – Inside the Magnetic Fields

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

From the publisher: One of the hallmarks of Surrealism is the encounter, often by chance, with a key person, place, or object through a trajectory no one could have predicted.…

West Michigan Area Show Reception

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

Since the 1960s, the annual juried exhibition celebrates the talented community of visual artists in the region. Drawing works from 14 counties, an experienced juror chooses artists from more than…

Blue Star Museum Free Admission

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts always offers free admission to active military members but as a Blue Star Museum, we are taking it a little farther to honor the servicemen…

An Evening with Linling Lu

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

You might know what Vivaldi's Four Seasons: Winter sounds like—but what does it look like? The KIA’s Chief Curator, Rehema Barber, will join artist Linling Lu for an in-depth conversation about…

ARTbreak: artWorks Makes Art Work

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

MRC artWorks is a working gallery and studio for adults living with disabilities. Focusing on strengths and abilities while developing job skills, artists create bright, encouraging pieces that follow the…

71st Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair

Bronson Park 200 S Rose Street, Kalamazoo

Friday, June 3: 12-8pm Saturday, June 4: 9am-5pm The 71st Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair returns to kick off the summer in Bronson Park! You’ll find jewelry, photography, sculpture, painting,…

Art Detectives: Ugly Doodles

Bronson Park 200 S Rose Street, Kalamazoo

Join us for a special live book reading of The Ugly Doodles from the Arts Fair stage. Stop by the PNC kids tend from 10 am - 4 pm for Arty Mouse…

ARTbreak: The “Fertile Soil” Project

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

Doet Boersma is a Dutch visual artist and educator living and working in The Netherlands. Her current work explores themes of ecology, environmental justice, and the natural landscape. In her…

Art Detectives: Ish

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

Let’s explore Surrealish and read about making art in Ish by Peter Reynolds. Art doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be ish! You-ish! Great-ish! Fun-ish! Let’s see…

Book Discussion: Clara and Mr. Tiffany

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

Book Discussion Leader: Shannon Karol, Director of Museum Education and Community Engagement From the publisher: It’s 1893, and at the Chicago World’s Fair, Louis Comfort Tiffany makes his debut with a…