What We Do

The Black Arts & Cultural Center curates a vast array of programing for the community.

Monthly Programming: 

Art ExhibitionsBACC showcases the artwork of different local, regional, national and international artists each month in the Gail Sydnor Gallery.  The Art Hop reception held on the first Friday of the month kicks off the exhibition.

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

Quarterly Programming:

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

Annual & Bi-Annual Programming:

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.

Art For Change (The Platform)BACC hosts this exhibition in support of PRICEarts. The exhibition showcases artists who have created works inspired by the change they wish to see in their community. Donations received from exhibit attendees benefit the  Art For Change Scholarship.

Black Arts & Culture Community Awards Show (BACCAS)– Bi-Annually, BACC produces the awards show with the goal of recognizing outstanding leaders in the Kalamazoo community who have demonstrated a commitment to black arts, black culture and community.

Community Connection- BACC collaborates with other community organizations and provides programming and artists to promote appreciation of the arts and community interactions.


The Black Arts & Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 charitable organization