Kirk Newman Art School Residency Show

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

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…

Blue Star Museum Free Admission

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

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…

ARTbreak: artWorks Makes Art Work

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

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

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

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

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…

Clara Driscoll and Tiffany Lamps

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

Thanks to a cache of personal letters uncovered in 2009, it is now known that iconic Tiffany lamps such as “Wisteria” and “Dragonflies” were designed by Clara Driscoll and the…

ARTbreak: Profound Possibilities of Papier-Mâché

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

Visual artist and art educator Gayle Swank Reyes has instructed students of all ages for the past 20 years. She earned her BFA in Metals/Jewelry and continued her education by…

Balancing the Cosmos: Evening with Li Hongwei

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

Update Due to travel restrictions from his home in Beijing, Li Hongwei will be virtually joining us during an Evening with Li Hongwei on July 7. His event on July…

Art Detectives: Out of this World

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

Let’s create fantastic creatures after reading about the Surrealist artist Leonara Carrington. Art Detectives will use a combination game to design an out-of-this-world animal and then create a 3-D version…