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Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair 2013
Friday, June 7, 1 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The 62nd annual version of KIA's largest and longest running event returns. Some 50,000 visitors will turn out for what's become a community tradition in Bronson Park. Over 180 artists will be on hand, setting up a variety of colorful artwork in 13 different media.
Bell's Beer Garden
June 7, 5-10 p.m.
The beer garden will be staged under the open-air overhang at the KIA's east end. This year's musical guest is The Mittenauts, a melodic, four-piece indie folk band from Plainwell. Bell's Oberon and Amber Ale plus wine, soft drinks and grilled entrees will be available for purchase.
Gilmore Car Museum Cruise-In
June 7, 5-9 p.m.
Shiny vintage cars will add to the festivities on Friday night, parked along South Street where their proud owners will be happy to show them off and answer your questions.
Arts Fair features a full line-up of entertainment at two locales: on the Rotary Stage and in grassy space near the Iannelli Fountain on the east end of the park. Performers include: the Michigan Cloggers, the Living Statue, circus arts group Knotty Bits, plus singers Maggie Hudson, Dan Hook, Steve Kamerling and local school ensembles.