Art Hop is a free-of-charge, fun-filled evening of art exhibits and events in and around Kalamazoo. It takes place the first Friday of every month.

Download the April Art Hop brochure!

Check out the upcoming Art Hop stops!

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Participation Information 

Are you a visual artist, musician, poet or actor interested in showcasing your talent in Art Hop?
Are you a business/venue looking for an artist to feature during Art Hop?
We invite you to become a part of one of Kalamazoo’s signature events!

Venues are encouraged to find artists through our online member directory.
Artists with plans to participate at a venue for an Art Hop should provide their venue with the required information in the venue section. All participation information must come from the venue*.
*information submitted by an artist will not be accepted.

Arts Council Curated Galleries

For consideration, please email Charlie Tomlinson with a subject line of “Request to Exhibit,” and include the following (where applicable):

  • Artist contact information
  • Artist statement/bio/website
  • Work samples (3 – 5) with titles and descriptions
  • Artwork dimensions and any special requirements for exhibit
  • Number of members in your group and any special requirements for performance


Venue Interested in Participating

To participate in Art Hop please fill out this submission form:  Art Hop Business Submission HERE!

If you have any questions regarding Art Hop, the dates, the forms or need an artist, or if you need anything, please email Charlie Tomlinson.


The deadline for submitting Art Hop information is the the Monday after the previous month’s Art Hop. Example January 7 for February, February 4 for March etc.

Cost to participate

Participation is $50 per site/artist per participation. Payment is the responsibility of the business or host site. Click here to be redirected to our Art Hop payment page.

Finding an Artist

If you’re a venue looking to find an artist to host in your space for an upcoming Art Hop, we encourage to browse our online Artist Directory.  

Art Hop Brochure 

The Arts Council will email a proof of the Art Hop brochure. The deadline for changes or corrections will be included in the email. Changes or corrections submitted after that date will not be made.


The following Art Hop Fridays in 2019 are looking for YOU!

January 4 May 3 September 6
February 1 June 7 October 4
March 1 July 12 November 1
April 5 August 2 December 6


Art Hop Sponsors

The ACGK Office is open M-F, 9 am to 5 pm. Masks are required for in-person visits and social distancing measures are in effect. Virtual meetings are also available.

Please feel free to also reach us at: (269) 342-5059 or

Thank you for your generous support of the Arts Council.

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