2017 West Michigan Area Show

March 4, 2017 - May 28, 2017

The work of West Michigan’s talented community of visual artists is on display at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts’ annual West Michigan Area Show. Since the 1960s, this annual juried exhibition has showcased exceptional work in all media, drawing hundreds of entries from a 14-county region. Each year, an experienced juror chooses the artists from more than 500 submitted entries, ranging from paintings, prints and photos to mosaics, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and mixed-media works.

Get a preview of the exhibition with this virtual tour by Virtual Spaces, LLC.

You are is invited to cast a vote for your favorite through May 21. The People’s Choice Award ($500), sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, will be announced Tuesday, May 23 at noon during ARTbreak.

Organized by Karla J. Niehus, Interim Curator of Exhibitions, the exhibition will be on view through May 28.

Click here for a list of the WMAS 2017 Award Winners.

Helen Sheridan Memorial Grand Prize Winner
Second Prize Winner Third Place Winner Fourth Place Winner Fifth Place Winner 

Passport to the Arts

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