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Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

435 West South Street, Mailing address: 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
+1 269-349-7775
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The tip of the iceberg for arts in the area

You'd think this smaller town wouldn't have such a vibrant arts scene, but it is led by the KIA. So... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
jessiev
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Michigan
Very Very Nice

Took my family here for a summer time trip. Loved it was very interesting lots to see take your... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Michael L
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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A visual arts museum with 11 galleries featuring 3-4 loaned exhibitions and permanent collection galleries focused on American art. Free and family programming includes a first-Friday Art Hop, monthly Art Detectives gathering on the 2nd Saturday of the month; and a Friday Teen Night. A family gallery offers hands-on fun for children 2 and up, with a black light corner, book nook, mechanical drawing "robots", pegboard art-making, a drawing walli, even a n antique communication device: a typewriter!
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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435 West South Street, Mailing address: 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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+1 269-349-7775
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

You'd think this smaller town wouldn't have such a vibrant arts scene, but it is led by the KIA. So much goes on here, including all kinds of world-class speakers, events, and exhibits. Of particular interest to our family is the teen classes and monthly...More

Thank jessiev
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Took my family here for a summer time trip. Loved it was very interesting lots to see take your time and read and enjoy. Need to be quite for enjoyment, tickets were a bit high for a family of 4. Will go back they have...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My 8 year old son took a week long summer camp here and loved it! The instructors were all amazing, and he was able to work on several projects throughout the week including clay, collage, painting, etc. I would highly recommend the camp! The KIA...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2016

For a smaller town, this is one of the best Art Institutes I have been in. Not too large so you don't get tired or overwhelmed. Has great exhibits. A must see while in Kalamazoo!

Thank cdquandt
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

At Kalamazoo Institute of Arts I studied Sketchbook journaling and I really enjoyed the show by Suzanne badger which the class went to. Susan taught us many techniques watercolor. She also shared with us her sketchbooks.

Thank Valerie I V
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

You never know what you will see at this venue! The Tiffany Exhibit last year was great and this year the winners of Art Hop graces the galleries. There are changing exhibits for all tastes. Stop in and support the arts!

Thank mariannb
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Very affordable, great art, people who leave you alone and let you enjoy it, some awesome things brought in from time to time such as the Chihuly glass pieces that are a fixture. If you love art ..you'll love this place.

Thank ddwayne
Reviewed 11 May 2016

In town for a convention, Kalamazoo Marathon or trade show at the Radisson? Find time to check out the KIA. This gem in the heart of Kalamazoo offers nationally touring exhibits, museum-owned art, an Asian gallery and an interactive room for the kids. For just...More

Thank jetz2013
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

For a small city Kalamazoo has a first rate art institute. They attract excellent traveling shows (for example, the National Geographic exhibit). Their own collection is solid and they host events and give very reasonably-priced classes.

Thank Marigenea
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We enjoyed our visit to the Institute of Arts. They had a nice size collection and a variety of styles and media. We were lucky and they also had the high school winners of the county art show. It was only $5.00 to visit so...More

Thank Jim W
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There is free parking lots at KIA. Hope this helps!
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