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

Annual Photo Exhibition

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

A glimpse of Portage parks through the lens of the community, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday, July 1–Sept. 9, Portage City Hall Atrium, 7900 S. Westnedge Ave., portagemi.gov.

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

Intern Exhibition

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Ste 103A, Kalamazoo

The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center’s annual display of its interns’ work, July 22–Aug. 26, KBAC, 373-4938, kalbookarts.org.

Recurring

Unveiling American Genius

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

This reimagining of the KIA permanent collection will illuminate the ingenuity and innovation that arise from all corners of American society. Unveiling American Genius demonstrates our commitment to an increasingly more inclusive and diverse representation of American artists within our holdings. The exhibition will explore key stories that women, African Americans, Latinx and other artists have told about our culture, art, and history.

Within this unique long-term presentation, viewers will see abstract and contemporary works, and reflections on traditional genres of painting, such as landscapes, still-lifes, and portraiture.

Kalamazoo Food Truck Rally 2022

Wayside West 3406 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, MI

5:30–8:30 p.m. Aug. 12, former Wayside West parking lot, 3406 Stadium Drive, discoverkalamazoo.com.

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