68th ANNUAL KIA FAIR June 7-8, 2019

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Join us to kick off summer in Kalamazoo's Bronson Park. More than 180+ jury-selected artists from across the country will offer beautiful artwork throughout the city's green, shady "central park." You'll find jewelry, photography, sculpture, painting, ceramics, glass, fiber, leather, and wood, along with music, food trucks, and family activities to make a great, art-filled weekend. Click for a list of the exhibiting 2019 artists.

2019 arts fair winners trio

$350 awards were announced for the following best in medium artists Friday night.

  • 2-D Mixed Media: Michael Rothfuss (booth E12)
  • 3-D Mixed Media: Corey Bechler (booth A18)
  • Ceramics: Andrew Otis (booth H9)
  • Fiber/Leather: Annie Mohaupt (booth D11)
  • Drawing/Pastels/Prints: Don Widmer (booth K08)
  • Glass: Alan Sievers: (booth K16)
  • Jewelry/Precious: Laurel Karnecki (booth A21)
  • Jewelry/Non-Precious: Kimberly Arden (booth C7)
  • Metal/Sculpture: Lori Hough (booth A9)
  • Painting: Sheri Woodard (booth K13
  • Photography: Julie Schwarz (booth K12)
  • Wood: John Laupp (booth J3)


Artists in the park, 9 am-5 pm

Rotary Stage 9-4 pm: Artist Bonus Saves will FINISH his CANvas project: a 9-foot model of the 1947 KIA Art Center, made out of 3,000 cans donated by the community to benefit Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes.

11 am: Do Dah Parade on Park Street

Children's activities 12-4 pm:
$5 for 3 make and take projects

Family Stage 12-4 pm:
12 pm: Crawlspace Eviction Improv Comedy
1 pm: Story Time
2 pm: Face-Off Theatre Company
3 pm: Performances by Wellspring Dance Academy students