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KIA hosts sale online and in person

The annual Holiday Sale at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a highly anticipated shopping extravaganza, and, despite Covid-19, this year is no different. Except it will be.

The traditional sale runs from Nov. 19-21 at the KIA, and the online sale from Nov. 9–Dec. 21. Some items will be available both online and in person, but most items will be available in only one format or the other, according to Maya Mokzran, KIA member services officer.

The online sale can be accessed at kiarts.org. The in-person sale will be held from 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Nov. 19 for KIA members only and 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Nov. 20 and 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Nov. 21 for members and others. Because of Covid-19, however, those wishing to attend the in-person sale must secure a timed, ticketed spot by registering beforehand at kiarts.org.

In response to the pandemic, the KIA also is offering personal shoppers for a small fee. KIA staff and volunteers will shop for individuals by collecting information on what they are looking for, whom they are buying for and their budget. Once the personal shoppers have picked out items, they will place Zoom calls to clients to confirm purchases. Pickup of purchased items will be coordinated in the weeks following the sale.

For more information, visit kiarts.org or call 349-7775.