DeVisser Place is located on the historic
Kalamazoo Mall, the first pedestrian mall in the country. Within walking distance of DeVisser Place
are many opportunities for cultural enjoyment (and restaurants). We have
provided a list of links we hope you will find a helpful representation of life in Kalamazoo.
Arts Council Gallery/Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo
Founded in 1966, the Arts Council exists to support, promote and fund the arts in Kalamazoo County. Our members include arts organizations, individual artists and arts lovers. We accomplish our mission through a variety of programs.
Ballet Arts - School of Dance
BALLET ARTS BELIEVES that Dance is a special aid in developing the mind, body and emotions. It is an educational process, a physical activity, and at its height, an art. Classical Ballet forms the base from which the total dancer is created. Our goal is to help children find their own creative abilities while gaining these basic techniques.
Center Stage Theatre
Bringing to the stage a world alove in color and sound, this community theater strives to present a variety of events geared toward family entertainment.
This site is a collective of downtown offerings including where to eat and shop as well as listings of places for entertainment.
The auditorium, seating 1900 patrons comfortably, is busy over 200 days a year bringing the finest in family entertainment to the Kalamazoo community.
The Civic has provided Southwest Michigan with quality entertainment for over 70 years. We invite you to join us as a patron, a volunteer, or as a contributor, as we continue to present award-winning productions.
Known by many names: Impro, Improv, Comedy Improv, Improv Comedy. No matter what you call it though, it comes down to this: theatre that is created instantly, without the use of a script, by actors working within a given set of guidelines. You are invited to experience the thrill of Improv with Crawlspace Eviction.
Fontana Chamber Arts
Fontana Chamber Arts seeks to enrich the human spirit by supporting the creation and performance of high quality chamber music and visual arts within the diverse communities we serve.
The Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival
The Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival is a biennial festival, celebrating keyboard music and artists. Concerts, master classes, lectures and education programs are held in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Benton Harbor/St.Joseph, and Grand Rapids.
The home of Island Festival. Kalamazoo's fastest growing summer celebration.
Kalamazoo Air Zoo
Relive the excitement of a simpler time when dashing young men and their flying machines took to the skies. Climb into authentic aircraft procedures
trainers and imagine the thrill of flying amongst the clouds. Take a simulated flight in a Corsair and hang onto your seat as you loop and roll over the
landscape. Over 70 beautifully restored vintage aircraft on display.
Kalamazoo Bach Festival
The Kalamazoo Bach Festival was founded in 1947 by Dr. Henry Overley, Professor of Music at Kalamazoo College. One of
the oldest arts organizations in the area, the Bach Festival has consistently delivered high quality music to the Southwest Michigan
Kalamazoo Children's Chorus
The Kalamazoo Children's Chorus has been providing outstanding choral experiences for area choristers for twenty years. Three major concerts a year plus performances with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and other local musical institutions have demonstrated the ability and musicianship of these talented youngsters. For audition information and concert schedule please visit our website.
Kalamazoo Concert Band
The The Kalamazoo Concert Band invites you to join us for our new exciting season, featuring music concerts in Kalamazoo, Michigan the whole family will enjoy! All regular season performances will be held at WMU Miller Auditorium at 8:00 P.M. and are free admission.
Kalamazoo Dance (USABDA) is a community ballroom dance for couples, singles, college students and dancers of all skill levels. A lesson is provided.
Kalamazoo Film Society
The finest alternative film-going experience in Southwestern Michigan featuring the newest independent, foreign and alternative films from around the world at rock-bottom admission prices.
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
There are more than 3,000 prints, photographs, paintings, sculptures and ceramic pieces in the KIA's permanent collection, with emphasis on 20th Century American art and German expressionistic art. Among the artists represented: Rembrandt Van Rijn, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Andrew Wyeth and Alexander Calder. Admission is free; donations requested.
Kalamazoo Living History Show
Largest, nationally recognized, juried living history show in the Midwest devoted to pre-1890 original or reproduction living history supplies, accouterments and related crafts. More than 10,000 historical re-enactors from pre-Revolutionary through the Civil War, history buffs, collectors, and the general public from 18 states and Canada come together for a festive weekend to buy, sell and trade. The event attracts over 270 of the finest craftsman and dealers of living history supplies and related crafts from throughout the United States.
The Kalamazoo Singers is a choral ensemble of approximately forty voices under the direction of Thomas R. Kasdorf. All members are admitted by audition and include some of the area's finest singers.
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
For more than 78 years, the musicians of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra have brought the highest level of artistic excellence to our community. Your Orchestra has evolved into a unique and integral component of Kalamazoo's cultural life.
Kalamazoo Valley Museum
The Kalamazoo Valley Museum is located at 230 North Rose Street in downtown Kalamazoo. We are one block north of the Radisson Plaza Hotel on Rose Street.
The KnockAbout Theatre
It is the mission of the KnockAbout Theatre Company to provide entertainment, education and opportunity to all members of the arts community while working to expand the number of new volunteers and audience members. We strive to operate at the highest ethical and professional level while presenting productions that encourage professional development, personal growth and social awareness.
K'zoo Folklife Organization
The K'zoo Folklife Organization is a non-profit organization which promotes the presentation and preservation of multi-cultural, traditional, and contemporary folk music, dance, and arts for the education and enrichment of the greater Kalamazoo community.
The premier auditorium in southwestern Michigan for touring Broadway shows, such as "Les Miserables" and "CATS", as well as concerts, conventions and special programs. Seats 3,500. Home of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and numerous WMU School of Music programs.
The New Vic Theatre
The New Vic has added to the vibrant Kalamazoo theater scene for more than 30 years with plays and musicials ranging from the experimental to the traditional, as well as occasional concert performances in cabaret setting.
Welcome to West Michigan's premier live entertainment venue, The State Theatre in Kalamazoo.
The Taste of Kalamazoo
Now entering is 16th year, the Taste of Kalamazoo is the premier event for families to enjoy food, fun, and music! Held at the Arcadia Festival Site, the Taste of Kalamazoo is the perfect way to experience what our city has to offer.
West Michigan Jazz Society
WMJS is a non-profit organization devoted to the perpetuation of live and recorded jazz in the West Michigan community.