For Teens

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Friday Teen Night
Join us the second Friday of the month (with some exceptions) to check out the galleries, make art, and enjoy pizza and pop with friends. This free evening is sponsored by Springgate & James LLC.

High School Area Show
This annual juried competition awards cash and scholarship awards for outstanding artwork by local high school students. Find out about this year's exhibition here.

Art School Classes and Scholarships
Classes and scholarships are offered through the Kirk Newman Art School at the KIA.

Annual High School Portfolio Day
Art school reps meet with juniors and seniors in October. Email us for more information.

Teen Filmmaker Festival
This annual juried showcase features work by teen filmmakers. Sponsored by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo Public Library and Public Media Network. The 14th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at noon, at Chenery Auditorium. This is a free event!