The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center (KBAC) practices, teaches, and promotes the collaborative arts of the book: papermaking, printmaking, letterpress, bookbinding, and creative writing.
The KBAC was founded in 2005 by artists and writers with a passion for book arts. Their vision is now a creative public space where artists and book enthusiasts of all kinds gather to collaborate and celebrate books and the many arts that inform them: papermaking, printmaking, letterpress, creative writing, and bookbinding.
If you love books—in any form—we have something for you: events and exhibits, classes for all ages and abilities, presentations, guest and resident artists, a book arts store, library, and regular celebrations of the book.
Grants from the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts have supported our establishment and growth. Contributions from volunteers, interns, the community and collaborations with other groups support workshops, programs for youth and educational institutions in the Kalamazoo area.
For more information about the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center please view our 2016 Cultural Data Project