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Artist Application Now Open – 68th Annual Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair

The 68th Annual Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair is a two-day, juried show featuring up to 190 fine artists. Staged in a shady, historic park in downtown Kalamazoo, the KIA Arts Fair is acclaimed for its friendly atmosphere and large crowds of arts patrons from across Michigan, Indiana, and beyond. The fair offers many artist amenities, awards 12 best-in-category prizes and is supported by far-reaching promotion measures attracting a crowd of upwards of 40,000 patrons.

Presented by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, the 68th Annual KIA Arts Fair is a festive event, acclaimed for hosting high-quality juried art works by up to 190 artists. The fair spans two days (a Friday and a Saturday) that overlap with several well-established community activities and is promoted locally, regionally, and nationally. Attracting upwards of 40,000 patrons and awarding 12 best in category prizes ($350 for each category winner), the KIA Arts Fair features many artist amenities such as free artist parking, a complimentary Friday evening artist dinner and award ceremony, complimentary coffee and light breakfast in the park Saturday morning, an air-conditioned artist lounge with refreshments, and free wi-fi in the park and inside the KIA. This beloved community tradition helps to mark the beginning of summer in Kalamazoo and is eagerly anticipated by locals and visitors alike.

Our 2019 artist application, Arts Fair rules and guidelines, and additional fair information can be found online at https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=6838.

Applications are due by January 31, 2019.