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.

It’s a David Small World

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

Have you ever wondered how a picture book comes to be? What do the illustrations look like before words are added? It’s a David Small World is the unmissable opportunity to see…

Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination

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

Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination is a unique installation that fuses fine glass blowing, augmented reality (AR), and drawing. For this special presentation, Ruffner and her collaborators developed an…

Todd Gray: Crossing the Waters of Space, Time and History

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

Featuring the artist’s signature style of found frames and stacked images from his private archive, Todd Gray: Crossing the Waters of Space, Time, and History considers the impacts of colonialism…

ARTbreak: Pictures from the Floating World

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

Did you love the Sösaku-Hanga exhibition on display in the Joy Light Gallery? Here is an opportunity to learn more about this artistic movement! Mary Brodbeck studied Japanese woodblock printmaking…

An Evening with Todd Gray

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

Rehema Barber, Chief Curator of the KIA, will join Todd Gray in a conversation regarding his exhibition Todd Gray: Crossing the Waters of Space, Time, and History. Join us for…

KNAS Winter Semester Member Enrollment Opens

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

Beginning at 8am on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts members can register for the Kirk Newman Art School Winter semester. View the Class Schedule Become a member…

“Kazoo 48 Hour” Film Festival Screening

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

What does it take to create an entire film in 48 hours? Filmmaking teams are assigned a random genre, prop, location, character, and line of dialogue and are challenged to…

Art Detectives: Catch That Cookie

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

The gingerbread people are on the run! Join Arty Mouse as he tries to catch that cookie! We will read the book, make a project, and look at David Small’s…

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…

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…