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Members of the KIA support our mission to “cultivate the creation and appreciation of the visual arts in West Michigan”.

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Membership

We are pleased to provide all members with these benefits:

  • Free admission to all museum and Kirk Newman Art School exhibitions
  • Free admission or discount to educational programs and public events
  • Sightlines quarterly magazine subscription
  • Invitation to attend member-preview events and network with KIA members
  • 10% discount on Gallery Shop purchases (some restrictions apply)
  • Early registration and a discount on classes, workshops, and camps at KNAS
  • Member night at annual KNAS Holiday Art Sale
  • Access at the KIA to the Mary & Edwin Meader Fine Arts Library at the KIA 
  • Free Admission to the Air Zoo, Gilmore Car Museum, Kalamazoo Nature Center, Binder Park Zoo and Kellogg Bird Sanctuary during Southwest Michigan Cultural Exchange in October (some restrictions apply)

 

Early registration for KNAS classes, workshops, and camps begins one week prior to open registration to non-members. All memberships are good for one year (unless otherwise noted). All memberships are non-refundable. A portion of the memberships at the Friend level and above are tax deductible.

Explorer $35

  • One membership card
  • This level is for ages 26 and under
  • Membership benefits listed above

Educator $45

  • One membership card
  • This level is for Michigan-based educators (pre K- college and arts educators)
  • Membership benefits listed above

Enthusiast $65

  • One membership card
  • Membership benefits listed above

 

 

Household $85
  • Two membership cards
  • Membership benefits listed above

 

 

Friend $150

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Patron $250

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Benefactor $500
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To purchase online, click on the desired level above. To purchase by phone, call 269-585-9297. You can also mail a check to 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo MI 49007.

Director’s Circle

Director’s Circle includes all membership benefits at the “Benefactor” level as listed above, recognition in the KIA lobby and our website, 1-hour research session with librarian in Mary & Edwin Meader Fine Arts Library  (to be scheduled in advance with librarian), two parking passes for the annual KIA Arts Fair, and tickets to the Director’s Circle event.

For assistance, please call our Advancement Department at 269-585-9297 or send a note to our Membership & Database Associate, Caroline Miota at .

Collaborator

$1,000 + Above

  • Four tickets to the Director’s Circle Event
  • Membership benefits listed above

Investor

$2,500 + Above

  • Six tickets to the Director’s Circle Event
  • Membership benefits listed above

Visionary

$5,000 + Above

  • Eight tickets to the Director’s Circle Event
  • Membership benefits listed above

Legendary

$10,000 + Above

  • Ten tickets at the Director’s Circle Event
  • Membership benefits listed above

To purchase online, click on the desired level above. To purchase by phone, call 269-585-9297. You can also mail a check to 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo MI 49007.

Business Partnerships

At the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, our mission is to cultivate the creation and appreciation of the visual arts in West Michigan. Business Partnerships are a great way to show your support, expand your network, and make an impact on our community as we celebrate the next 100 years at the KIA!

For assistance, please call our Advancement Department at 269-585-9297 or send a note to our Membership & Database Associate, Caroline Miota at .

 

We are pleased to provide all business partners with these benefits:

  • Invitation to attend special events and network with KIA members
  • Early entry into the annual KNAS Holiday Art Sale
  • 10% discount for employees on Enthusiast and Household level memberships
  • The opportunity to rent the KIA for private events (some restrictions apply)
  • Sightlines quarterly magazine subscription 
  • Two parking passes for the annual KIA Arts Fair
  • KIA swag for your office

Contributor

$1,000 + Above

  • Eight guest passes
  • Two tickets to the Director’s Circle event 
  • Recognition on the KIA website 
  • All benefits listed above

Ambassador

$2,500 + Above

  • Ten guest passes
  • Two tickets to the Director’s Circle event 
  • Recognition on the KIA website
  • Two tickets to an annual fundraising event
  • All benefits listed above

Leader

$5,000 + Above

  • 20 guest passes
  • Two tickets the Director’s Circle event
  • Private tour of our permanent collection and special exhibitions 
  • Recognition on the KIA website
  • Four tickets to an annual fundraising event
  • All benefits listed above

Innovator

$7,500 + Above

  • 30 guest passes
  • Two tickets the Director’s Circle event
  • Private tour of our permanent collection and special exhibitions 
  • Recognition on the KIA website
  • Personal shopper at the Holiday Sale 
  • Six tickets to an annual fundraising event
  • All benefits listed above

Legendary

$10,000+ Above

  • 40 guests passes
  • Two tickets to the Director’s Circle event 
  • Private tour of our permanent collection and special exhibitions 
  • Company logo & website link on our website
  • Personal shopper at the Holiday Sale 
  • Table at an annual fundraising event
  • All benefits listed above

Nonprofit Partnerships

Art is for everyone.

At the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, our mission is to cultivate the creation and appreciation of the visual arts in West Michigan. Nonprofit Partnerships are a great way to show your support, expand your network, and make an impact on our community as we celebrate the next 100 years at the KIA!

 

We are pleased to provide all nonprofit partner with these benefits:

  • Invitation to attend special events and network with KIA members
  • Early entry into the annual KNAS Holiday Art Sale
  • 10% discount for employees on Enthusiast and Household level memberships
  • The opportunity to rent the KIA for private events (some restrictions apply)
  • Sightlines quarterly magazine subscription 
  • KIA swag for your office

 

Inspire // $150

  • This level is for non-profit organizations with a annual income of $500,000 and under

Fulfill // $300

  • This level is for non-profit organizations with a annual income of $500,001–2.5M

Transform // $500

  • This level is for non-profit organizations with a annual income of 2.5M and above

 

To learn more about Nonprofit Partnerships, please contact our Director of Advancement, Kathryn Armstrong, .

The Kalamazoo Art League

Serving the KIA, our members, and the community since 1955.

A motivated and dedicated volunteer organization, the Kalamazoo Art League actively promotes the KIA mission by sponsoring an annual lecture series that hosts experts who study, create, curate, or write about art. In addition to the lecture series, Art League plans depARTures (day and overnight trips) to experience art in other museums and communities, plus book discussions and other initiatives reflecting members’ desire to learn about visual arts.

All members of the KIA are eligible to become members of the Art League. Dues are $40, but members must also belong to the KIA.

For more information about Art League or register to join, please visit our website.

Membership Benefits:

  • Free admission to all lectures
  • Discount on all depARTures
  • Quarterly Focus newsletter and advance notice of depARTures and special events
  • Free admission to Annual Member Celebration

Membership Levels

Includes the Primary Membership Benefits list above, plus:

  • Additional individual membership for a non-member friend
  • Donor Recognition in the KIA Lobby
  • Guided preview tour to selected temporary exhibitions
  • Invitations to upper level member-only receptions
  • Reciprocal membership at more than 900 participating museums in the U.S. & Canada
  • Reciprocal membership at 13 other Michigan art museums
  • 15% discount on Gallery Shop purchases
  • Opportunity to rent the KIA for private parties/events/weddings
  • Member Cards for 2 Adults (Children 18 or younger at the same address are included*)
  • Special savings on all Art Classes at Kirk Newman Art School

Includes the Primary Membership Benefits list above, plus:

  • Guided preview tour to selected temporary exhibitions
  • Invitations to upper level member-only receptions
  • Reciprocal membership at more than 900 participating museums in the U.S. & Canada
  • Reciprocal membership at 13 other Michigan art museums
  • 15% discount on Gallery Shop purchases
  • Opportunity to rent the KIA for private parties/events/weddings
  • Member Cards for 2 Adults (Children 18 or younger at the same address are included*)
  • Special savings on all Art Classes at Kirk Newman Art School

Includes the Primary Membership Benefits list above, plus:

  • Reciprocal membership at more than 900 participating museums in the U.S. & Canada
  • Reciprocal membership at 13 other Michigan art museums
  • 15% discount on Gallery Shop purchases
  • Opportunity to rent the KIA for private parties/events/weddings
  • Member Cards for 2 Adults (Children 18 or younger at the same address are included*)
  • Special savings on all Art Classes at Kirk Newman Art School

Includes the Primary Membership Benefits list above, plus:

  • Reciprocal membership at 13 other Michigan art museums
  • 15% discount on Gallery Shop purchases
  • Opportunity to rent the KIA for private parties/events/weddings
  • Member Cards for 2 Adults (Children 18 or younger at the same address are included*)
  • Special savings on all Art Classes at Kirk Newman Art School

Includes the Primary Membership Benefits list above, plus:

  • Member Cards for 2 Adults (Ccildren 18 or younger at the same address are included)
  • Special savings on all Art Classes at Kirk Newman Art School

Includes the Primary Membership Benefits list above, plus:

  • Member Card for 1 Adult
  • Requires a high school or college ID and to be purchased in person.
  • Register for Student Memberships in persona at the KIA.

Membership FAQs

Memberships last one year. They expire at the end of the purchase month in the next calendar year.

Password reset emails will only be received if they are directed to the email that is registered to your membership account. This email address will be on your membership card (if card was received after May 2024). Please contact our membership department at or (269) 585-9297 for assistance recovering your login email.

The correct email address will be on your membership card (if card was received after May 2024). Please contact our membership department at or (269) 585-9297 for assistance recovering your login email.

To receive your membership discount, sign in to your membership account and select the “Member Student” ticket option for your desired program.

Yes, the KIA is a part of Museums for All, which provides discounted rates for museum admission and memberships. Please bring the applicable identification for your program to receive these discounts.

You can renew your membership online by selecting “Join/Renew” on the level at which you would like to renew. You can also call our membership department at (269) 585-9297 to renew over the phone with a credit card. The KIA front desk is also able to renew memberships both over the phone or in-person. If mailing a check, please address all mail to 314 S Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.

The KIA’s membership levels are updated as of July 2024. You can renew your membership at a new level online by selecting “Join/Renew” on the level at which you would like to renew. You can also call our membership department at (269) 585-9297 to renew over the phone with a credit card. The KIA front desk is also able to renew memberships both over the phone or in-person. If mailing a check, please address all mail to 314 S Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.

All KIA memberships are eligible for the Southwest Michigan Cultural Exchange program in October. Participating organizations include: the Air Zoo, Gilmore Car Museum, Kalamazoo Nature Center, Binder Park Zoo and Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. Memberships at the Friend level and higher receive free admission to all NARM and ROAM affiliated organizations.

Your membership packet will include an acknowledgment letter with tax information, your membership cards, and a coupon for our Gallery Shop.

You can register your membership HERE. Please note that you only need to register your membership once and that registering your membership will not reset your account password.

You can reset your password by selecting “Forgot Password’ and then typing in the corresponding email address to your account. Please note that password reset emails will not be received unless the email address is registered with your account. After you have reset your password, you will be asked to re-enter your email address, this is not necessary and your password has been successfully reset.

Questions? Contact our membership department at or (269) 585-9297.