Programs

From the Black Arts Festival to Face Off Theatre Company, film series’ and art exhibitions, BACC has committed to preserving history and presenting culture.

LIST OF PROGRAMS

ART HOP

Gail Sydnor is an art gallery within the Black Arts & Cultural Center. Monthly we host solo or group art exhibits to support and develop opportunities for creative professionals, artists and residents in order to enhance and sustain West Michigan’s creative economy. This program allows opportunity for artist to have their work viewed at a community event, Art Hop, which unveils a new exhibit each month.

MASTERMINDS

A quarterly peer-to-peer mentoring group used to help creative entrepreneurs and freelancers solve their problems with input and advice from the other group members. During the mentorship participants are provide coaching, resources and assistance from industry professional and have the option to apply for pro-bono legal assistance.

BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL

Black Arts Festival is week-long community collaborative effort of education, awareness and involvement in arts & black culture. Festival day in the park is a free celebration of black arts with live entertainment, ethnic foods, shopping and activities for the entire community.

THEATRE

Face Off Theatre Company presents to audiences innovative pieces of drama, as well as, classic works that are inspirational, entertaining, and thought provoking. The program creates transcendent theatre art that explores the complexity and richness of the black experience and encourages cross cultural dialogue.

PRE-KWANZAA BAZAAR

Pre-Kwanzaa Bazaar is a holiday experience with food, vendors, music, live performances, activities and a screening of the Kwanzaa documentary “The Black Candle” for the entire community.

FILM SERIES

Through screenings, scholarly notes, filmmaker discussions, and unique introductions by critics and academics, the program encourages viewers to learn more about the history and current climate around black arts & culture and the role of media in society.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

During the summer BACC empowers middle and high school students to discover their strengths and interests in artistic career fields then map out post-secondary plans that work.

During school breaks, Face Off Theatre Company facilitates workshops for tweens and teens interested in an introduction to script-writing, casting, acting, and performing.

Through community engagement and collaborations, BACC is able to provide various hands on activities such as drum and dance, music engineering, digital arts and more to organizations and programs who seek arts programming for their K-20 students.

BECOME AN ELITE MEMBER

PURCHASE A HIGH LEVEL MEMBERSHIP TO SUPPORT THE BLACK ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER PROGRAMS AND OPERATIONS

BRONZE - $135

Membership Discounts at BACC General & Festival Events

2 Season Ticket Subscriptions to FOTC Productions

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SILVER - $160

Membership Discounts at BACC General & Festival Events

2 Season Ticket Subscriptions to FOTC Productions

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GOLD - $200

Membership Discounts at BACC General & Festival Events

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Call Us

(269) 349 - 1035

Address

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

Email Us

info@blackartskalamazoo.org

Office Hours
Monday-CLOSED
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.