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.


Use the Art Hop Site!

Hopping has never been easier – go to our new Art Hop website and create a login.  The new site allows you to see all of the stops, get more information on artists showing in Art Hop, and gives walking directions to navigate Art Hop with ease.

Go Hop! – Account Login/Sign-up

Tutorial – Using the App


How to Participate 

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.  Deadlines for Art Hop participation are always the Monday after Art Hop for the following month’s event.  (Example July 5th is the deadline for August 6th’s Art Hop)

September, 3 2021

October 1, 2021

November 5, 2021

December 3, 2021


Volunteer for Art Hop

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.

Sign up now! 

Questions? Email for more information.


Art Hop 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.


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

Recent Art Hop Events

Art Hop December 2021

Art Hop November 2021 – Student Show

Art Hop October 2021

Art Hop September 2021

Art Hop – August 2021

Thank you for your generous support of the Arts Council.

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