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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Talk from the owner of Motawi Tileworks

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo

Owner and Artistic Director Nawal Motawi began creating her artistic tiles in her garage and sold them at farmer's markets. In 1992, Motawi formed The Tileworks, which came to specialize…

KNAS Winter Semester Member Enrollment Opens

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo

Beginning at 8am on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts members can register for the Kirk Newman Art School Winter semester. Check the KNAS Schedule for the latest…

Contemporary Luminism: Realism in the Modern Context

Virtual Event

Brooks Anderson Landscape painter A landscape painter is known for his gifted handling of composition, detail, and clarity of light, Anderson will discuss his artistic development and the experience of…

Book Discussion

Virtual Event

Parable of the Sower (Novel and/or Graphic Novel) by Octavia Butler From the publisher -  When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s,…


2021 Kirk Newman Art School Holiday Art Sale

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo

Celebrate the 30th annual Holiday Sale bringing together the students and faculty of the KNAS for an amazing three days. You can find one-of-a-kind creations making the perfect gifts. Did…