Art Hop

Art Hop was created as a way for local artists, organizations, and businesses to showcase their work and to bring the Kalamazoo community together surrounding a shared love of arts and culture. The event is free for the public to attend, and typically takes place downtown Kalamazoo and in surrounding neighborhoods on the first Friday of the month from February through December. View upcoming Art Hops.

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How to Participate & Show Your Work

Individual artists, arts organizations, and small businesses can apply online to show their work. The cost to participate is $50. You will be asked to provide photos of your work, an artist bio, artist statement, and links to your social media and/or website, if applicable. Click on the date below to register for that month’s Art Hop.

Submissions for Art Hop participation are always due at noon on the Tuesday after Art Hop, for the following month’s event. (Example: To participate in our April 2022 Art Hop, sign up by noon on March 8, 2022.)

pay art hop fee

Our Art Hop Brochure is now Digital & Interactive!

In an effort to stay true to our core values of Access and Sustainability we have created a new mobile Art Hop Site! This new, easy access, digital format is more cost-effective and allows us to provide goers with unlimited information. The Art Hop Site is your guide to everything Art Hop! It features a map of all of the Art Hop stops, information about participating artists, and walking directions to help navigate Art Hop with ease.
Hopping has never been easier – Just go to in your smartphone web browser.

Tutorial – Using the Site



art hop feedback

After you attend one of our monthly Art Hops, please give us your feedback by completing our brief Feedback Form. Simply click the “We Want Your Feedback” ad found at the bottom of the Art Hop mobile site to complete the Feedback Form, or use the link below. It will take less than a minute to complete. Your feedback is very important because it will be used to help us design and manage future Art Hops. Thank you for your support.

art hop feedback

Volunteer Opportunities


We are seeking volunteers to help out during Art Hop, as well as with event set-up and clean-up. Volunteers may be asked to carry signage or do other physical labor, so any unique needs should be noted on the volunteer sign-up form.Questions? Email for more information.

Save the Dates for 2022

Just announced – Art Hop dates for 2022! Plan your participation or attendance for next year. All Art Hops will be on the first Friday except July. We will be taking January off to plan 2022.