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.

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.

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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.