The BACC has continued traditional programming with monthly art exhibits of local artist, theatre, the annual Black Arts Festival and Kwanzaa celebrations. Those founding programs are forever apart of the legacy we continue today, however our community needs grassroots support, allies need better streamlined resources to support their equity & inclusion initiatives, and Kalamazoo needs an active space to support the rapid entrepreneurial growth of artist.
A Center for Cultural Arts & Community Downtown Kalamazoo
Estimated date of completion June 30, 2022
We are creating a space that will provide co-working for creators, cultural programs, and art classes for adults & youth to the public in our new space. With your support we can open our new doors to the community free of use during business hours to work on their craft, view art in our gallery and participate in classes & programs. Our new space provides easier access among the downtown traffic and more visibility allowing us to provide cultural evening and weekend programs & entertainment for the Kalamazoo Community.
We are creating an active space for the community as BACC once started.
1,000 sqft for artists to use for large scale painting, writing, designing, music, photography and more in our Gail Sydnor Gallery
Public access to computers to create/edit/advance art with full Adobe Creative Cloud Suite for artist, photographers and digital creators including access to all-in-one Virtual Reality Oculus system for 3D drawing with Google Tilt.
A boutique café for the public to purchase beverages, handmade crafts, breakfast & lunch items made & operated by local black owned brands.
Making our space suitable for anyone in the community to reserve for private use of rehearsals, meetings, dance practice and private events.
New membership structure with greater value and bigger impact to allow after hour access into the space, discounted rates to reserve the entire space for private use and access to training and development workshops for artist and non-profit leaders focused on equity & inclusion in the arts.
Reserve Our Space
Individual – $150/hour
Non-Profit – $80/hour
Members (View Membership Plans)
Community Member – $100/hour
Artist Member – $50/hour
Organization Member – $60/hour
Business Member – $75/hour
Inside Our Space
Seated w/tables – 40
Seated w/o tables – 80
Standing – 100
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(269) 349 – 1035
Black Arts & Cultural Center
359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste. 102
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Gail Sydnor Gallery Hours
Office hours are sometimes flexible. We encourage calling before visiting and emailing to schedule Gail Sydnor Gallery viewing and Executive Director appointments.