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May 2024 Art Hop

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Downtown Kalamazoo
359 S Kalamazoo Mall
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Kalamazoo Chinese Academy (KCA) is a 501c(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to providing Chinese language and cultural experiences to youth from all cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds in the greater Kalamazoo area.
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Downtown Kalamazoo
359 S Kalamazoo Mall
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Lynn Houghton is the Regional History Curator at the Zhang Legacy Collections Center on the campus of Western Michigan University connecting people with the information they need especially relating to local, regional and state history. 
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
359 S Kalamazoo Mall
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Dom Bearwood is a local deaf woodworking artist who uses reclaimed and recycled wood to make home decor and furniture.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
359 S Kalamazoo Mall
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Caleb creates and sells paracord items such as dog collars and leashes, bracelets, keychains, lanyards, zipper pull attachments, plant hangers with pots, and painted pots.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
359 S Kalamazoo Mall
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Lorrie Henson makes hand crafted items like centerpieces, wreaths, dog leashes, and wall quotes art.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
359 S Kalamazoo Mall
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Ace of Spades Oddities strives to reignite life into the departed through a myriad of mediums.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
359 S Kalamazoo Mall
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Jasper Lee, He/They, is a self-taught Artist based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. They focus on encapsulating abstract fluid acrylic work with photographic representations of nature.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
359 S Kalamazoo Mall
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Sara Alexis (ReignWeaver) is always inspired by nature, mysticism, mythology, and archetypes.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
359 S Kalamazoo Mall
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Cassandra Tank is a Kalamazoo native whose art is often inspired by the art and film she consumed growing up, experiences she has had within her own life, and her love of nerdy pop culture.
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Downtown Kalamazoo
359 S. Kalamazoo Mall
5:00pm - 8:00pm
We are a safe and welcoming studio family. Together, WE ARE BSD. We currently offer instruction in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Pre-pointe, Pointe, Contemporary, Poms, Heels, Musical Theater, and Acro. Classes offered for Toddler to Adults.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
359 S Kalamazoo Mall
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Nicole has established herself as an artist in her community and recently opened her first Brick & Mortar Art Studio, Imagine Art Nikki Lee LLC. Nicole admires pop art and has adopted the use of vibrant colors and geometric shapes in her form of art. Nicole's collection is called "Vibrant."
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
359 S Kalamazoo Mall
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Sharmane Flanders is a multimedia, traditional artist. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Art and is currently working towards a Master's Degree in Art Therapy. She works with a wide variety of mediums and enjoys challenging herself by trying out new ways to create.
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Downtown Kalamazoo
404 S Burdick street
5:00pm - 8:00pm
We’ll have free live music outside our iconic Theatre, patio seating, drink specials, merchandise available for purchase, and more! All of the events will be held on Fridays, with our patio and bar opening at 5PM and live music starting at 5:30PM.
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Downtown Kalamazoo
346 S. Kalamazoo Mall
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Elizabeth Seeger is a stay at home mom of three with two who have flown the nest. With this new found time she has started to pursue things that bring her joy, like painting!
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Downtown Kalamazoo
330 S. Kalamazoo Mall
5:00pm - 8:00pm
MRC artWorks offers unique and affordable art created by individuals with disabilities, providing an outlet to achieve creative self‐expression in a way that promotes personal growth, dignity, and self-confidence.
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Downtown Kalamazoo
315 S Kalamazoo Mall
5:00pm - 8:00pm
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Downtown Kalamazoo
116 West South Street
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Felix Sunflower is a multimedia artist who focuses on themes of growth, death, and rebirth.
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Downtown Kalamazoo
240 S Kalamazoo Mall
5:00pm - 8:00pm
This May please help Lauren and the amazing Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party team celebrate 10 years in business!
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Downtown Kalamazoo
243 S Kalamazoo Mall
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Sharon Battaglia creates unusual and authentic, heart felt assemblages from found and discarded objects.
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Downtown Kalamazoo
154 S. Kalamazoo Mall
5:00pm - 8:00pm
From bits of bark, twig, driftwood and stones found on sandy shores or along lush Michigan wooded trails, Carolyn creates tiny sculptures of dreamlike homesteads tucked inside 4 inch wooden boxes.
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Downtown Kalamazoo
166 S Kalamazoo Mall
5:00pm - 8:00pm
As an artist, Michele is inspired by the natural beauty of the world around them, particularly the vibrant colors and intricate forms of flowers.
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Downtown Kalamazoo
101 E Michigan Ave.
5:30pm - 8:00pm
The creative achievements of students who have taken art of Applied Arts and Media Technology classes at Kalamazoo Valley's Center for New Media will be on display during the Year End Student Celebration exhibition.
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Downtown Kalamazoo
132 S Kalamazoo Mall
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Something Fishy: A Variation on a "Fin" Art Theme.
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Downtown Kalamazoo
101 S Kalamazoo Mall
5:00pm - 8:00pm
MATTHEW BRENEAU works in an abstract manner – informed by nature, science, cartography and astronomy – creating paintings and low sculptural reliefs built from wood and completed with numerous glazed layers of oil paint.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
200 West Michigan Ave
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Lorraine is a second generation Ukrainian. She has been making Pysanky(Ukrainian egg decorating) for over 50 years, and holds classes a few times a year.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
200 West Michigan Ave
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Mare's ~ Jewelry you wear tells a story... Inspiration, for Mare's jewelry designs, comes from the love of nature.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
100 W Michigan Ave
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Jacqlynn uses imagery to convey psychological response between the viewer and subject matter.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
100 W Michigan Ave
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Grace Betzold's goal in their art and presence as a business is to make “little bits of happy”. They aim to make things that bring people joy by owning or wearing.
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Downtown Kalamazoo
121 E Michigan Ave
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Pauly Vugteveen (he/him) is a film photographer who lives with chronic illness in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is currently working on “Care Before Profit: A Diabetic Perspective on Healthcare Under Capitalism” for which support is provided by the Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative, a program of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.
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Arcadia
350 E. Michigan Ave
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Hannah Gregus' illustration style is lightly humorous, aiming to amuse and delight with her whimsical characters.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
180 E Water St
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Alison creates dynamic waves and fluid structures by creating and playing a visual game of telephone. Built up over time Alison attempts to create movement and texture that keeps the viewer engaged with her pieces.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
180 E Water St
5:00pm - 8:00pm
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
180 E Water St
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Hannah Boothby sells handcrafted jewelry and beeswax candles. She is inspired by her love of nature and its beauty. All profits will be given to Direct Relief.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
180 E Water St
5:00pm - 8:00pm
These paintings depict the journey which has led me to such conclusions. They are one of the things I have chosen to mean something. Enjoy.
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Downtown Kalamazoo
340 S Rose
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Connections Youth Group offers an opportunity to meet and share with other gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, pansexual or allied middle school and high school youth.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
205 W Lovell St
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Co founders Etta Poer and Story Darnell created their small business called Crafts and Creativity to explore into entrepreneurship and create items for everyone to enjoy
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
205 W Lovell St
5:00pm - 8:00pm
This series expresses a core element of my creative soul - the exploration of possibilities. The question I constantly ask in my work is “What if…?”.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
333 S Park Street
5:00pm - 8:00pm
George Sachse woodworking in kumiko, a Japanese art of precisely cutting and fitting small pieces of wood to form intricate patterns.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
333 S Park Street
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Jamie is currently taking classes at the KIA and taking some workshops in Indiana. She loves to get together and paint with other artists in classes or in her studio.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
333 S Park Street
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Adam Harris is a photographer who captures the beauty in the world around us. Sometimes right in his own backyard...
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
314 S Park St
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Emily Ickes is a marimba soloist, freelance percussionist, and private teacher based in Kalamazoo, MI. She has performed with the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, and is principal timpanist for the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes in Corning-Elmira, New York.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
314 S Park St
5:00pm - 8:00pm
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Vine
833 W South St
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Michelle's art is a mixture of dark and fantastical, featuring figures of myths, legends, and lore. She explores themes such as life, death and renewal, the feminine divine, our desire for beauty and escapism, and our fascination with the macabre.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
315 S Rose Street
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Kaitlyn of Lost in Wires, creates beautiful wire tree sculptures on various crystals and stones.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
315 S Rose Street
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Santino Jones is an MC from the Vine Neighborhood in Kalamazoo, MI. As his skills developed in the local Kalamazoo DIY scene in his late teens and early 20’s, Santino has discovered his love for blending genres.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
315 S Rose Street
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Lizbeth’s exhibition Where is Life? depicting earthy flora and fauna are placed in a cosmic universe where the relation between space and figure is greatly altered.
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Downtown Kalamazoo
125 S Kalamazoo Mall
5:00pm - 8:00pm
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Downtown Kalamazoo
112 W. South Street
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Michael Argue has created a vast selection of different styles of jewelry for anybody. From modern, boho and African style necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
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Northside
567 E Ransom St
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Lauren Charesse is a print-focused artist based in Southwest Michigan creating beautiful handmade prints in her studio.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
123 South Westnedge Ave
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Brian encourages people to break artistic boundaries contrary to the norms of the contemporary art world that we might have a renaissance of it; to elaborate on tradition and not abolish it.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
123 South Westnedge Ave
5:00pm - 8:00pm
David enjoys woodworking and pottery as well as many other activities and hobbies. He is a long-time member of the Recovery Institute and currently is working with the Roof, a not-for-profit organization that will provide transitional housing and sustainable employment for the homeless and the underhoused. 
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
123 South Westnedge Ave
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Jennifer Leigh is an experimental Artist. She enjoys learning how to create with many different kinds of media; Gouache is her favorite. Jennifer has often used her creative outlets as therapy.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
123 South Westnedge Ave
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Anna creates art for herself and others which includes murals, photography, paintings, textile, logos, and digital art.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
123 South Westnedge Ave
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Arias Cruse is a watercolor artist known for their renditions of Michigan's landscapes, capturing the tranquility of forests and the vibrancy of Michigan’s coastlines.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
123 South Westnedge Ave
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Midnight Mike, a local artist in Kalamazoo, draws people with vibrant colors hoping to open the consciousness of those who gaze upon it.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
123 South Westnedge Ave
5:00pm - 8:00pm
The process of creating art helps Chelsea release parts of her trauma and pain and is a therapeutic means to heal her soul.
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Group Show
Downtown Kalamazoo
123 South Westnedge Ave
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Painting pictures for gifts eventually blossomed into a multitude of mediums including crafting and soap making.
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Vine
806 S Westnedge Ave
5:00pm - 8:00pm
DirT sT is a traditional acrylic painter deeply rooted in Kalamazoo. With a career spanning two decades, DiRTst has dedicated their artistic endeavors to capturing pop characters through the dynamic medium of acrylic paint.
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Vine
802 S. Westnedge Ave
5:00pm - 8:00pm
RAWK’n Shop is a storefront located at 802 S. Westnedge Avenue in the Vine Neighborhood whose goal is to be a space where youth entrepreneurs can sell their products and promote their businesses.
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Downtown Kalamazoo
355 E. KALAMAZOO AVE.
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Nikki Horner is an oil painter and fabric artist based in Kalamazoo, MI. Raised in the green state of Oregon, nature and minimalism are always a common thread in her work. Horner has a BFA in Fine Arts from Oregon State University, with a focus in oil painting.
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Northside
436 North Park St.
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Judith Konesni and Michael Fortin have been creating glass art together for more than 20 years. With a repertoire of Functional, Decorative, Sculptural and Wearable the artistic duo has something for everyone for every season.
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Northside
326 W Kalamazoo Ave
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Visit Glass Art Kalamazoo for the return of the ultimate glass blowing competition! Witness the thrilling action as glass blowers from all over the region clash to capture the victory belt in a series of artistic competitions.
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Northside
326 W Kalamazoo Avenue
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Angela Lorenz (b. USA) lives in New England with annual stays in Bologna, Italy. She received a B.A. in fine arts and semiotics from Brown University, which included courses at RISD in graphics and glass and a year at the University of Bologna. Her works are found in over 100 public collections in the US and abroad.
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Northside
326 W Kalamazoo Ave
5:00pm - 8:00pm
The Starlite Collective is a group of over 120 members, existing to connect and uplift established and emerging creators!
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Northside
327 West Kalamazoo Ave.
5:00pm - 8:00pm
We are a co-op of friendly potters with a studio in the Park Trades Center. Each of us has our own style and aesthetic approach to our pottery which makes for a variety of art and function.
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Northside
326 W Kalamazoo Ave
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Ellen VanderMyde's art practice investigates “looking” as a dialogue with her surroundings, focusing on liminal spaces and visual ephemera. In her work she explores semi-autobiographical themes of memory and identity, as well as her close relationships to people and places.
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Northside
326 W Kalamazoo Ave
5:00pm - 8:00pm
In our annual departmental exhibit, Kalamazoo College Art & Art History students show work ranging from painting to fibers to video installation. Featured painting by Elena Stolberg '25.
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Richland
8900 Gull rd
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Joshua works with the figure because even after thousands of years, it’s still dangerous. It still has the same ability to touch people, to relate, to inspire and offend, to make people uncomfortable, to provoke thought and evoke emotion.
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Group Show
Richland
9400 E CD Ave
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Local painter, muralist and woodworker Conrad Kaufman's work brings nature and the great outdoors to the forefront of our senses.
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Group Show
Richland
9400 E CD Ave
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Caitlin Brooks is a talented singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist with a big passion for rock, blues, jazz, soul, and R&B.
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Group Show
Richland
9400 E CD Ave
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Lisa Olivarez is a fine art painter living and working in Southwest Michigan.
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Richland
8985 Gull Road
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Movement Reservoir strives to create a place for artists to express their artistic voices through dance while challenging themselves to grow in an uplifting environment.
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Richland
8887 Gull Rd
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Justin & Renay Whitzor create beautiful intentional bracelets. INTEND Wears of Kalamazoo, Michigan delivers handcrafted natural crystal bracelets to all.
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Richland
8951 Park Street
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Doug Jonas is a photographer from Richland, Michigan. His runs Green Path Images and his photos capture the beauty of nature.
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Group Show
Richland
8960 D Ave E
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Chris Thompson is a talented watercolor artist whose work focuses on capturing the beauty of nature.
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Group Show
Richland
8960 D Ave E
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Marge Veenkant is a skilled glass fusing artist known for creating stunning pieces that blend colors and textures into bright, colorful designs.
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Richland
8801 N 32nd Street
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Ivy Kokoszka, is a Michigan-based illustrator and graphic designer who works in ink, watercolor, and digital mediums to make stickers, prints, illustrations, and comics.
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Group Show
Richland
8174 N 32nd St
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Eric’s work can enhance gardens and interiors bringing a touch of old world humor and elegance.
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Group Show
Richland
8174 N 32nd St
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Trish’s floral series is inspired by her love of gardening and appreciation for the wide variety of floral forms.
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Richland
9975 M89
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Monica Harris (also known as The Doodling Duchess) created the technique of Meditative Doodling as a tool for dealing with anxiety, stress, and problem solving.
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