From Art Hop to poetry readings, guest artist presentations, special workshops, and themed exhibits, the KBAC presents a wide array of public events year round. The Illustrated Accordion, an exhibition of accordion style books has been attracting entries from book artists around the world since 2009. The Edible Book Festival, our annual April Fool’s Day event, invites the community to share intriguing and edible tributes to the book. Guest Artists present exhibitions, lectures and workshops by internationally known artists. Special Events celebrate the book arts with unique events and presentations. Our reading series, Poets in Print, holds five readings a year, each commemorated with letterpress broadsides.
Special Event, Guest ArtistMarch 2019: Amos P. Kennedy, Jr.: Posters on the Wall
Opens March 1 during Art Hop
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Special EventNovember: Kalamadoodle Cut Out Spectacular!
Nov. 10, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Special EventJune 2017: Book Jam!
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Special EventFebruary 2017: Kids Print Extravaganza
Opens During Art Hop, Feb. 3
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Special EventNovember 2016: Kalamadoodle Cut-Out Spectacular!
Nov. 9, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Special EventOctober 2016: LIBRARTIS
Opens Oct 7, during Art Hop from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Special EventMarch 2016: TEN
Opens During Art Hop, March 4 2016, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Special EventJune 2015: Altered Books, Altered Worlds
Opens During Art Hop, June 5, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Special EventApril 2015: A Celebration of Conrad Hilberry
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Special EventLecture: Nancy Turner Illuminare
1010 Fetzer Center
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 5:15 p.m.
Special EventChandler & Price Birthday Party!
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, 1 to 4 p.m.
Special EventJune 2013: Fine and Dirty: Contemporary Letterpress Art
Opening reception June 7 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.
Special EventGood Eats 2013
KBAC Gallery, April 5–27, 2013; Opening reception Friday, April 5 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.
Special EventMarch 2013: Hours
Opening reception March 1 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.
March 21, 7 p.m. — Poetry reading at the Kalamazoo Public Library
Special Event2010 KBAC Book, Print & Paper Market
Opening Friday, Nov. 5, 6 to 9 p.m. during Art Hop
Special EventBook Arts for Poets
Saturday, October 23, 2010, 7 to 9 p.m., doors open at 6:30
Opening reception Oct. 1 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.
Special EventArtists Who Work in Black and White
Friday, June 4, 2010, 5 – 9 p.m.