Arts & More

Fine Art
6:35 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Old Prison Turned Into Artist Apartments

Jean Weir's studio gallery
Nancy Camden

Jackson, Michigan is the site of one of the most unique re-purposed buildings in the country—from prison to armory to 62 artist-friendly apartments.

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Crafts
6:32 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Founders Beer Made Into Soap

Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

“We get beautiful beer that we really should be drinking, but instead it ends up in soap,” says Kim Sanwald of Brickyard Farms in Delton.

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Arts & More
11:49 am
Fri February 28, 2014

After Funding Cuts, Art Hop Still Plans To Keep The Party Going

Lotsa LIttle Things is an art gallery and co-op located on Westnedge Avenue. Proprietor Mary Heynig is a strong supporter of Art Hop, and participates every month.
Erin Williams

Quick - it's 5:30 p.m. on the first Friday of the month - what are your plans for the night?

Maybe you're going to have a casual dinner with friends, or catch up on a few errands, or settle in with a good book - but if you are within the Kalamazoo region, there's a strong change you'll be lured out to make an appearance at Art Hop, the monthly showcase where local galleries and business open welcome in the community for a few snacks, great conversation, and, of course, to buy some art.

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Arts & More
5:51 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

The Vicksburg Quilt Trail Forges A Path Of History And Local Color

This barn quilt, titled "Love The Land," is framed on a structure that is over 100 years old.
Erin Williams

Traditionally, quilts can be found draped across beds or chairs, or as historical and artistic markers that are framed and hung in museums.

But in Vicksburg, a small village just south of Kalamazoo, 24 colorful plywood quilts hang proudly on sides of barns and buildings for all to see.

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Local Music
5:48 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

House Concerts: Less Like Speakeasies, More Like Family Gatherings

Away Game playing at Milhouse
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

If you want to see a local band in Kalamazoo, you might check out venues like Shakespeare’s Pub, Old Dog Tavern, or maybe even the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. But there’s more live music going on in this town than meets the eye—in the private homes of local musicians and their fans.

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