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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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,…

Free

2021 Kirk Newman Art School Holiday Art Sale

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Celebrate the 48th 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…

ARTbreak: The Honeybee Scriptures

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

How can an artist and nature collaborate? Local artist Ladislav Hanka will speak about his process of working with honeybees in an interspecies collaborative creation of artwork. You may have…

Kalamazoo Art League: Jill Hoy – The Work of Jon Imber

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Jon Imber (1950-2014) was an American artist who experimented with different influences, styles, and subject matter all of his life, from figurative painting to landscapes and abstraction. Join Jill Hoy,…

ARTful Evening: Drinking from the River of Light

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

“Meaningful art, enduring art, and the transformative process it awakens keeps us alive,” writes Mark Nepo, a poet and philosopher who is nationally recognized and a local presence. Nepo will…

Art Detectives: Sandy’s Circus

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

Have you ever looked up at the Calder mobile in the KIA lobby and wondered about the artist who created it? Join us to learn about Alexander Calder as we read…

ARTbreak: ELF (Extremely Low Frequency)

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

Visual artist Nayda Collazo-Llorens will talk about the on-site research behind her projects ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) in 2016 and Interconexiones in 2021. Collazo-Llorens, who teaches art-related courses at Kalamazoo…

Book Discussion: Drinking from the River of Light

Virtual Event

by Mark Nepo From the publisher: Just as no one can live without inhaling and exhaling, no one can live without feeling and expressing. The life of expression is how…

Art Detectives: I Feel Teal

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

Have you ever felt blue or seen red? What about feeling teal or seeing crimson? Arty Mouse will explore new colors in the book and in the KIA galleries, and…

ARTbreak: Encounter

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

Leilei Chen and Beibei Chen are artists, educators, and twin sisters from China. Their collaborative work is heavily influenced by Chinese culture, aesthetics, and philosophy; they have always been interested…

Book Discussion

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

Two Trees Make a Forest: Travels Among Taiwan's Mountains & Coasts in Search of My Family's Past by Jessica J. Lee From the librarian: This read lauded as "genre-shattering" is…