Art Hop

Local Artists, Great Artwork, Convenient Locations – Check it Out!

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 takes place downtown Kalamazoo and in surrounding neighborhoods on the first Friday of the months; March, May, July, September, November and December in 2023. 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. There is no cost to participate. 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.

Deadline for Art Hop participation is always 4 weeks prior to that month’s event. (Example November 3rd is the deadline for December 1st’s Art Hop)

Get the Most Out of Your Art Hop Experience!

In an effort to stay true to our core values of Access and Sustain- ability we have created a new mobile Art Hop Site. This new, easy access, digital format is more cost-effective and allows us to pro- vide goers with unlimited information. It features a map of all of the Art Hop stops, photos and information about participating art- ists, and walking directions to help navigate Art Hop with ease. Hopping has never been easier, just go to:




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 2023

In an effort to expand the programming and offerings of each Art Hop event, we are adjusting the Art Hop Schedule for 2023. There will be 6 special Art Hop events, that will include unique additions such as After-Hop concerts, guided public tours, student/community-based projects, and more! All Art Hops take place on the first Friday of the months noted except for July. Mark your calendars, and stay tuned for the exciting details as we unveil Art Hop for 2023!