Pre-Kwanzaa Bazaar

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

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Memberships are an integral part of the overall support for the BACC. BACC members enjoy newsletters, reduced entry fees to BACC events and classes, and invitations to member only events.

Shop Black and Local

Shop our online store to order your annual festival shirt, black skin care products or other local art, fashions and products. Pick up items from our office or request shipping.

About The BACC

The Black Arts & Cultural Centers is focused on developing potential and creativity in Blacks in the Kalamazoo area, advance the awareness of Black artistic ability, preserve Black cultural heritage and enhance the interactions among diverse groups in the community.

Become A Member

Memberships are an integral part of the overall support for the Black Arts & Cultural Center. Members stand in solidarity with BACC, are recognized throughout our programs and have access to opportunities at the BACC. There are many membership options to support The BACC.

Art Exhibitions & Film Viewings

BACC 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 with a different film screening followed by a discussion of the film.

Gallery Rental & Group Events

BACC welcomes community use of the Gail Sydnor Gallery located at 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Ste. 202 Kalamazoo, MI 49007 inside of the Epic Center. Host a community or private event for up to 50 people in our 482 sq ft space.

Shop Black Culture

Looking to purchase art or merchandise from our Gallery? Stop by Tuesday – Friday between 1:00PM – 5:00PM at 395 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste. 202 to view art available for purchase or shop online.

Face Off Theatre

Face Off Theater Company is the new face of BACC theater. The theater company is operated by a collection of stellar WMU Theater alumna including(Left to Right: Mickey Moses, Tanisha Pyron, Marissa Harrington, Janai Travis, Bianca Washington) almost all of which have been involved with BACC theater in the past.


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(269) 349 - 1035


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

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Office Hours
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.