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.

Modern Abstractions

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Modern Abstractions: Japanese Prints from the Joy and Timothy Light Collection The year 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the Joy Light Gallery of Asian Art. Modern Abstractions: Japanese Prints from the Joy and Timothy Light Collection is a celebration of our benefactors contributions to the KIA 's efforts to illuminate the significant cultural impact…

Book Discussion

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots which are then sold, collected, and handed on he has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects.

Earring Geometry

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

This workshop utilizes minimal tools and jewelry wire to create simple and impactful designs. Students will be introduced to wire working to create geometric hoops, custom earwires, and dangling focals using basic plier sets. Incorporating beads and found objects will also be covered. A suggested supply list may be obtained by contacting . $35 / Members:…

Unveiling American Genius

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

This reimagining of the KIA permanent collection will illuminate the ingenuity and innovation that arise from all corners of American society. Unveiling American Genius demonstrates our commitment to an increasingly more inclusive and diverse representation of American artists within our holdings. The exhibition will explore key stories that women, African Americans, Latinx and other artists…

2021 Virtual Arts Fair

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Shop the Virtual Arts Fair, celebrating our 70th Annual Arts Fair.

ARTbreak West Michigan Area Show Artists – Pt 1

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

The West Michigan Area Show artists will open your eyes to what it takes to get your art on display. They discuss their work in the exhibition, as well as their artistic practice and the themes explored. Hear from these great artists and the excitement they have around the WMAS Take an ARTbreak from your…

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ARTbreak West Michigan Area Show Artists – Pt 2

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Don't worry if you missed Part 1 in this series as Part 2 of the WMAS series will feature new artists who are featured in this coveted juried exhibition.   Hear from the artists as they introduce their work in the exhibition, as well as how they go about creating art, their artistic practice and the…

Kirk Newman Art School’s Fall enrollment opens

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Fall enrollment for the Kirk Newman Art School, which is housed within the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, begins July 19th for members and July 26th for the public. Be sure to mark your calendars and get enrolled online. Classes range from one- and two-day workshops, to 10-week courses in ceramics, painting, sculpture and more.

Prices vary