West Michigan Area Show

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI

Since the 1960s, the annual juried exhibition celebrates the talented community of visual artists in the region. Drawing works from 14 counties, an experienced juror chooses artists from more than 300 submitted entries, ranging from paintings, prints, and photos to mosaics, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, and mixed-media works. Honor the expertise of the mitten state during an opening reception on May 20, 2022.

Surrealish: The Absurd and Unexpected

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI

Works by Surrealist masters will be on display alongside contemporary and regional artists, June 4–Sept. 11.

Balancing the Cosmos: Works by Li Hongwei

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI

An intersection between traditional Chinese ceramic forms and contemporary glaze and sculpture, June 18–Oct. 2.

Stephen Hansen: You Are Here

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI

Papier-mâché sculptures depicting humans, animals and hybrid figures, June 18–Aug. 28.

Geo Mystery Tour: Myths & Legends

Portage City Hall 7900 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI

Download scavenger hunt sheets and mail them in for monthly prize drawings, kalcounty.com/parks/krvt/trailprogramming.

Recurring

Parade of Homes

In-person and virtual tours of newly constructed homes and a remodeled home, Aug. 4–6 & Aug. 11–13, kalamazoohomepage.com/paradeofhomes.

Recurring

Parade of Homes

In-person and virtual tours of newly constructed homes and a remodeled home, Aug. 4–6 & Aug. 11–13, kalamazoohomepage.com/paradeofhomes.

Recurring

Parade of Homes

In-person and virtual tours of newly constructed homes and a remodeled home, Aug. 4–6 & Aug. 11–13, kalamazoohomepage.com/paradeofhomes.

Recurring

Kalamazoo Farmers Market

Kalamazoo Farmer's Market 1204 Banks St., Kalamazoo, MI

Featuring over 100 businesses, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Tuesdays, 2–6 p.m. Thursdays, 7 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturdays, through October; Night Market, 5–10 p.m. June 16, 1204 Bank St., pfcmarkets.com.

Recurring

Kalamazoo County Youth Fair & Family Festival

Kalamazoo County Expo Center 2900 Lake St., Kalamazoo, MI

Farm animals, educational displays, 4-H exhibits, horse shows, dog show, livestock auction, magic shows, food and more, Aug. 10–13, Kalamazoo County Expo Center & Fairground, 2900 Lake St., 383–8778, kalamazoocountyfair.com.

Recurring

Lincoln Homecoming Weekend

Gilmore Car Museum 6865 Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, MI

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Motor Co., 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Aug. 13–14.

Recurring

Yoga with Books

Portage District Library 5528 Portage Rd., Portage, MI

Certified yoga instructor Violet Nickolae leads sessions open to all skill levels, 10 a.m. Aug. 13 & 26, Austin, Sugarloaf and West Lake Rooms; registration required.

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