Public Programs: Free Admission

KRASL ART CENTER SCULPTURE WALKING TOURS & HERITAGE MUSEUM HISTORIC WALKING TOURS

NEW TIME AND MEETING PLACE!
THURSDAYS, 5:30-6:30 PM
ALL TOURS MEET AT THE WHITCOMB HOTEL, 509 SHIP STREET, ST. JOSEPH
$5 SUGGESTED DONATION
Sculpture Walking Tours feature public sculptures created by world-renowned and local practicing artists, including Richard Hunt, Tuck Langland and Suzanne Horwitz.  Volunteer docents provide information and facilitate dialogue about sculptures from the Krasl Art Center permanent collection and the Biennial Sculpture Invitational.   

Historic Walking Tours feature landmarks such as the former St. Joseph Savings and Loan Bank, Whitcomb Hotel, Maids of the Mist Fountain, monuments, and several historic homes in this Victorian-era community.

Krasl Art Center - Sculpture Walking Tours:
•    August 24

Heritage Museum – Historic Walking Tours:
•    August 17
•    August 31

STUDIO OPEN HOUSE: SUPERHEROES UNITE!

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SEPTEMBER 9, 11-1 PM

Make art about your favorite superhero or invent your own at the Studio Open House!  Superhero- themed art activities will be in every studio, including superhero cartooning, clay figurines and a super-villain scavenger hunt.  Bring your family and friends to meet our super-staff of teaching artists and learn about our Fall class offerings while participating in activities and enjoying snacks.

PECHAKUCHA 

SEPTEMBER 16, 8:30 PM
THE LIVERY, 190 5TH STREET, BENTON HARBOR
$5 ARTOBERFEST ENTRANCE FEE

DECEMBER 7, 7 PM
BOX FACTORY FOR THE ARTS, 1101 BROAD STREET, ST. JOSEPH
$3 SUGGESTED DONATION

If you want to be surprised and inspired by the talent, creativity and passion in our local community, PechaKucha is the event for you!  Japanese for “chit chat,” PechaKucha is a concise presentation format of 20 slides for 20 seconds each (total 6 min 40 sec), where community members share their experiences and creative works.  You never know quite what to expect, but be prepared to laugh, cry, and have fun.  

 

FAMILY DAYS

SATURDAYS, 11 AM-12:30 PM
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Stop by the KAC art galleries for coffee, snacks, and art activities.  Fun for the whole family!

LAST WISH FOR WINIFRED WITCH AUTHOR READING AND ZIPLINE WITCH ART ACTIVITY
BENTON HARBOR PUBLIC LIBRARY, 213 EAST WALL STREET, BENTON HARBOR
OCTOBER 14
Join us at the Benton Harbor Public Library for a fun reading of Last Wish for Winifred Witch by author Cheri L. Hallwood.  Afterwards, meet the author as she teaches you to create a magic potion from the story and create a zipline witch art activity with KAC teaching artists!


TURKEY PUPPETS!
NOVEMBER 11
Get ready for Thanksgiving by making turkey puppets!  Add beaks, feathers, gobblers and more to your sock or stick puppet and you are ready to perform for the family.


CLAY DAY: INSPIRED BY SUSAN BEINER
DECEMBER 9
Inspired by artlab artist Susan Beiner, participants will create a collaborative sculpture out of clay to be displayed in the KAC library.  Participants will use clay and underglaze to create flower-like forms to be stacked and grouped into a large sculpture.

 

ARTPRIZE BUS TRIP

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2
Depart at 9 AM, Return by 8 PM
$50 includes transportation, snacks, and tours.  Meals are not included.
Art from around the world pops up in every inch of Grand Rapids during ArtPrize.  KAC staff will lead you through this sprawling exhibition, beginning with a special tour of the Grand Rapids Art Museum and ending with a visit to Meijer Gardens.  In between, follow the group leaders to ArtPrize highlights, or explore on your own. 
The bus will stop for dinner on the way home.  
Purchase Tickets here