BAF 2022

Black Arts Festical (BAF) is a public arts and cultural festival founded and run by the Black Arts & Cultural Center of Kalamazoo. Since 1986, the festival has hosted artists from across the globe and brought hundreds of businesses to the downtown area — creating a cultural destination in our community.

Get Involved

Find ways to stay involved in Black Arts Festival this year!

Apply to Perform

Deadline 5/15/2022

BAF Details

Black Arts Festival will be held in Kalamazoo, MI Saturday July 9th.

We will be opening sign ups soon for performers, vendors, volunteers, and contractors to make this year an amazing festival.

If you have any questions please contact us at

If you are interested in sponsorship, please view and complete our sponsorship kit and form here.

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(269) 349 - 1035


Black Arts & Cultural Center
359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste. 102
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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Office Hours
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Gail Sydnor Gallery Hours
Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm


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