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Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA) 60th Annual Art Fair

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA) will host it’s 60th Annual Art Fair on June 3-4, 2011 in Bronson Park. Open Friday, June 3, noon-7 pm – Saturday, June 4, 9 am-4 pm.

Hosted by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, the KIA 60th Annual Art Fair is a festive event, acclaimed for hosting high-quality juried art works by 210 artists. It offers $4,500 in prizes, spans two days that overlap with community activities, is promoted across Lower Michigan and Northern Indiana, and attracts more than 60,000 patrons.

The fair traditionally kicks off summer in Kalamazoo. And it’s a beloved community celebration that draws patrons from Kalamazoo and a surrounding region that stretches between Lake Michigan, Northern Indiana, Detroit, and Lansing.

Proceeds from the fair support free-admission programming at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is also holding a 2011 Art Fair T-shirt Design Contest with a $200 prize. It’s open to all artists, discovered or undiscovered.

Images should be four-color, vertically oriented and suitable for a t-shirt and poster. The design must include the following: 2011 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Art Fair, 60th Anniversary and June 3-4. The artists must also incorporate this year’s theme – a pinwheel. Designs must be submitted in a digital file. They will be accepted until March 1, 2011. The winner will be selected by staff and volunteers. Please submit your digital file complete with your name and contact information to: Caroline DeNooyer via email at [email protected]

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a special place, both a museum and community art school. Since 1924 it’s mission has been to cultivate both the creation and appreciation of the visual arts.

Image: 2010 T-Shirt Design Winner by Dale Abbott.

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone 269.349.7775

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