About BACC

The Black Arts & Cultural Center develops potential and creativity in Blacks in the Kalamazoo area, advances the awareness of Black artistic ability, helps to preserve Black cultural heritage and enhance interactions among diverse groups.

Staff and Board Members

We believe engaging arts, culture and history are critical to a strong community.
Yolonda Lavender

Yolonda Lavender

Executive Director

 
Sydney Davis

Sydney Davis

Program Coordinator

 
Alisa Parker

Alisa Parker

President

 
Nicole Chatman-Barrow

Nicole Chatman-Barrow

Vice President

 
Trenae Dunigan

Trenae Dunigan

Secretary

 
Brittany Bolden

Brittany Bolden

Treasurer

 
Tasleem el-Hakim

Tasleem el-Hakim

Board Member

 
Eric Cunningham

Eric Cunningham

Board Member

 
Marissa Harrington

Marissa Harrington

Board Member

 
Kevin Lavender Jr

Kevin Lavender Jr

Board Member

 
Raven Britt

Raven Britt

Board Member

 
Jimoh Bibilomo

Jimoh Bibilomo

Board Member

 

What We Do

Art ExhibitionsBACC showcases the artwork of different local, regional, national and international artists each month in the Gail Sydnor Gallery.

Film Viewings & Discussions- BACC screens a different film each month followed by a discussion of the film.

Theatre BACC produces theater through the expertise of resident Face Off Theatre Company.  Theatre programming provides opportunities for professional and beginning students to work and learn from professionals in all areas of the technical and performing aspects of theater.

Black Arts Festival BACC produces the African centered and Black culture focused event which includes food, music, vendors, liver performances, activities and more for the entire community.

Kwanzaa Celebration- BACC hosts the Pre-Kwanzaa Bazar featuring food, vendors, music, live performances, acitivities and a screening of the Kwanzaa documentary “The Black Candle” for the entire community.

Address

Black Arts & Cultural Center
359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste. 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Call Us

(269) 349 – 1035

Email Us

info@blackartskalamazoo.org

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Call Us

(269) 349 - 1035

Address

Black Arts & Cultural Center
359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste. 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Email Us

info@blackartskalamazoo.org

Office Hours
Monday-CLOSED
Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm

Gail Sydnor Gallery Hours
Tuesday-Friday 1pm-5pm

Art Hop Office & Gallery Hours
Office: 4pm-8pm
Gallery: 5pm-8pm

Office hours are sometimes flexible. We encourage calling before visiting and emailing to schedule Gail Sydnor Gallery viewing and Executive Director appointments.