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 in Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, and Mid Century Modern aesthetics. She will be holding a talk on her artistic journey in the KIA's auditorium.…

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 offerings Become a member & save

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 translating atmosphere and natural phenomena into artistic expression.   Art League has offered lectures promoting understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the visual arts for KIA…

KNAS Winter Semester Enrollment Opens to the Public

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo

Enrollment for the 2021 Winter Semester at Kirk Newman Art School opens to the public at 8am Nov. 15, 2021 Check the KNAS Schedule for the latest offerings Become a member & save

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, California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to live to see another day. Fifteen-year-old Lauren…


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 you know that a portion of every purchase goes to support the KNAS programs? The rest goes directly to the artists! Nov. 18, 5-8pm  Member…