Gail Sydnor is an art gallery within the Black Arts & Cultural Center. Our mission is to support and develop opportunities for creative professionals, artists and residents in order to enhance and sustain West Michigan’s creative economy.


Always wanted to learn how to play Jazz?

Learn and perform with mentors on standards, large ensemble classics, new music and their own original compositions. The objective of this program is to support the development of young jazz artists in their musicianship, as composers, as music conductors, and as entrepreneurs.The fellowship also includes community and educational service opportunities and training, as well as headlining their own concerts in venues across the city of Kalamazoo and beyond.


Gail Sydnor Artistic Development Grant is funded through annual fundraising & grants to develop artist of color in Kalamazoo. The grant  is designed to support individual artists in their endeavor to develop themselves and their art through projects or professional development. Attention is paid, and weight is given, to the artistic merit of a project, or how a professional development opportunity will help further an artist’s career. There are two separate categories for this grant: Professional Development and Project Support.


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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.