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Kalamazoo Lively Arts is a showcase of unique local talent in the arts and entertainment field! Viewers get up close and personal to the many organizations, storytellers, and creative people who believe in the power and passion of Art in Kalamazoo!

Art on the Mall

Art on the Mall

We talk with artists at the 2016 Art on the Mall street fair!

Yolonda Lavender + The Last Gasp Collective - Kalamazoo

Yolonda Lavender + The Last Gasp Collective - Kalamazoo

Yolonda Lavender of Truth Tone Records performs "Kalamazoo" with The Last Gasp Collective!

Why Support the Arts in Kalamazoo?

Why Support the Arts in Kalamazoo?

We ask artists featured on Kalamazoo Lively Arts, "Why Support the Arts in Kalamazoo?"

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers - Hometown

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers - Hometown

Performed on October 22, 2016 at Bell's Eccentric Café in Kalamazoo, MI.

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers - River Runs Dry

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers - River Runs Dry

Performed on October 22, 2016 at Bell's Eccentric Café in Kalamazoo, MI.

Joe Hertler & TRS - What It Feels Like to Drown

Joe Hertler & TRS - What It Feels Like to Drown

Performed on October 22, 2016 at Bell's Eccentric Café in Kalamazoo, MI,

Jesselyn Leach's Poetry

Jesselyn Leach's Poetry

Spoken word poet Jesselyn Leach shares with us some of her beautiful poetry.

Catherine Stasevich Studio

Catherine Stasevich Studio

Nature inspires pottery made at Catherine Stasevich Studio!

The Last Gasp Collective

The Last Gasp Collective

Kalamazoo band The Last Gasp Collective reveals their roots of how their band started!

Ra Ra Riot - Need Your Light

Ra Ra Riot - Need Your Light

Performed on August 20, 2016 at the Audiotree Music Festival in Kalamazoo, MI.

Ra Ra Riot - Absolutely

Ra Ra Riot - Absolutely

Performed on August 20, 2016 at the Audiotree Music Festival in Kalamazoo, MI.

Signature Arts Co-Operative

Signature Arts Co-Operative

Community comes together through art at the Signature Artists Co-Operative!

Bella Joy Pottery

Bella Joy Pottery

Heidi Fahrenbacher takes us further into the world of slipcasting ceramics!

Arts & Artifacts Glass Studio

Arts & Artifacts Glass Studio

Gloria Badiner utilizes an artistic process involving photography and glass!

Take It All Back by Judah & the Lion

Take It All Back by Judah & the Lion

Performed live at the Audiotree Music Festival on August 20, 2016.

Don Marek's Watercolors

Don Marek's Watercolors

Longtime local artist Don Marek takes us through his artistic process!

Wooly Mammoth Designs

Wooly Mammoth Designs

Amber Adams-Fall delves into the art of crafts at Wooly Mammoth Designs!

Miller Auditorium: Kzoo Sings!

Miller Auditorium: Kzoo Sings!

We check out the new event happening at Miller Auditorium: Kzoo Sings!

2016 Black Arts Festival: Chi Amen-Ra

2016 Black Arts Festival: Chi Amen-Ra

Watch as Chi Amen-Ra closes out the 2016 Black Arts Festival!

Vague Photography

Vague Photography

Eric Hennig of Vague Photography, is utilizing a unique method of photography.

Queer Theatre Kalamazoo

Queer Theatre Kalamazoo

Explore the performing arts world through Queer Theatre Kalamazoo!

Ballet Arts Ensemble

Ballet Arts Ensemble

Part of the community for 35 years, the Ballet Arts Ensemble is doing great things!

Still, Still, Still by the Ballet Arts Ensemble

Still, Still, Still by the Ballet Arts Ensemble

The Ballet Arts Ensemble performs "Still, Still,Still"!

1977 Mopeds

1977 Mopeds

We talk with founder Dan Kastner about his love for mopeds!

Linda Kekic's Jewelry

Linda Kekic's Jewelry

Linda Kekic shows us how she creates jewelry using fused glass!

Elaine K Designs

Elaine K Designs

Elaine Kauffman teaches us how she turns ideas into apparel!

Music Hop: In the Morning by The Copacetiks

Music Hop: In the Morning by The Copacetiks

Performed live at Harvey's on the Mall on May 20, 2016.

Face Off Theatre Company

Face Off Theatre Company

We catch up with the Face Off Theatre Company at the Black Arts Festival in Kalamazoo!

Face Off Theatre Company: The Mountaintop Monologue

Face Off Theatre Company: The Mountaintop Monologue

Check out a sample monologue from "The Mountaintop" from the Face Off Theatre Company!

Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra

Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra

We check out the many instruments featured at the Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra!

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

We explore the ways the arts are being showcased at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts!

Megan Dooley

Megan Dooley

Local musician Megan Dooley brings a variety of unique talents to her stage performances!

Seven Below by Megan Dooley & The Last Roots

Seven Below by Megan Dooley & The Last Roots

Performed on August 21, 2016 at the Kindleberger Summer Concert Series.

Nothing But Trouble by Megan Dooley & The Last Roots

Nothing But Trouble by Megan Dooley & The Last Roots

Performed live on August 21, 2016 at the Kindleberger Summer Concert Series.

Food Dance

Food Dance

We talk to Owner and Founder Julie Stanley about the farm-to-table process at Food Dance!

Cherri's Chocol'art

Cherri's Chocol'art

Cherri Emery is using chocolate to create various forms of art sculptures and edibles!

Principle Food & Drink

Principle Food & Drink

GM Casey Longton takes us into the cocktail shakers at Principle Food & Drink!

Music Hop: The Trumpet Song - Pete & Bergie

Music Hop: The Trumpet Song - Pete & Bergie

Performed live at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts on June 17, 2016.

Music Hop: Should Have Stayed - Pete & Bergie

Music Hop: Should Have Stayed - Pete & Bergie

Performed live at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts on June 17, 2016.

Arcadia Brewing Company

Arcadia Brewing Company

We talk with Arcadia's founder about the history and local community impact in Kalamazoo.

Arcadia Brewing, Grayling Ceramics and KVCC!

Arcadia Brewing, Grayling Ceramics and KVCC!

Featuring Arcadia Brewing, Grayling Ceramics and Kalamazoo Valley Community College!

Kalamazoo Valley Community College: Culinary Arts

Kalamazoo Valley Community College: Culinary Arts

We check out the new Healthy Living area of KVCC's campus!

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers - Lonely (Extended)

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers - Lonely (Extended)

Performed live on October 22, 2016 at Bell's Eccentric Café in Kalamazoo, MI.

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers - American Color

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers - American Color

Performed live on October 22, 2016 at Bell's Eccentric Café in Kalamazoo, MI.

Aerick Burton's Digigami

Aerick Burton's Digigami

We visit with Aerick Burton, who introduces us to the art of Digigami!

Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers

Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers

Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers' Rachel Miller takes us into interpretative dance!

Kalamazoo Civic Theatre (feat. Oklahoma!)

Kalamazoo Civic Theatre (feat. Oklahoma!)

We visit the iconic Kalamazoo Civic Theatre to check out a recent production of Oklahoma!

Oklahoma!: Live at the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Oklahoma!: Live at the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

The cast of Oklahoma! performs the song "Oklahoma!" live at the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre!

The Farmer and the Cowmen: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

The Farmer and the Cowmen: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

The cast of Oklahoma! performs "The Farmer and the Cowmen" at the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre!

Street Short: Make Studio Kalamazoo

Street Short: Make Studio Kalamazoo

We catch up with Michelle Clawson at Art on the Mall!

Renae's Rip Studio

Renae's Rip Studio

Renae Baumgart takes us into her studio, where art is created from recycled wallpaper!

Plata y Oro

Plata y Oro

Owners and goldsmiths Gerald Myers and Mike Teel show us unique gold and silver jewelry!

Music Hop

Music Hop

We talk with Music Hop founder Will Alderman about the importance of local musicians.

Music Hop: The Big Crunch by Dean Madonia

Music Hop: The Big Crunch by Dean Madonia

Dean Madonia performs his song "The Big Crunch" at Tibbs Brewing Company.

Music Hop: Full Fathom Five by Dean Madonia

Music Hop: Full Fathom Five by Dean Madonia

Dean Madonia performs his song "Full Fathom Five" at Tibbs Brewing Company.

Street Short - Patricia Fenn

Street Short - Patricia Fenn

We catch up with Patricia Fenn at Art on the Mall to talk about her art!

The Rocky Horror Show: Set Design

The Rocky Horror Show: Set Design

We visit with Jon Reeves, who takes us backstage to show us his set made from steel.

The Rocky Horror Show: Costume Design

The Rocky Horror Show: Costume Design

Elaine K Designs takes us into their costume shop at the Festival Playhouse!

The Rocky Horror Show: Choreography

The Rocky Horror Show: Choreography

Wellspring's Rachel Miller takes us through an iconic routine from the show!

The Rocky Horror Show: The Time Warp

The Rocky Horror Show: The Time Warp

The cast performs "The Time Warp" during a rehearsal of The Rocky Horror Show!

The Rocky Horror Show: Science Fiction Double Feature

The Rocky Horror Show: Science Fiction Double Feature

The cast performs "Science Fiction Double Feature" during rehearsal RHS!

POPnology at the Air Zoo

POPnology at the Air Zoo

We visit the POPnology exhibit at the Air Zoo!

Combat Ready Art

Combat Ready Art

We step into the workshop of blacksmith Jon Reeves, and experience Combat Ready Art!

Calvin Green at the BAF

Calvin Green at the BAF

We talk with Calvin Green at the Black Arts Festival about his art!

Audiotree Music Festival

Audiotree Music Festival

We check out the 2016 Audiotree Music Festival, a local event that brings national talent.

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Water by Ra Ra Riot

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Water by Ra Ra Riot

Performed live at Audiotree Music Festival on August 20, 2016.

Beta Love by Ra Ra Riot

Beta Love by Ra Ra Riot

Performed live at Audiotree Music Festival on August 20, 2016.

Last seasons shows

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Episode 12

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Episode 12

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Episode 12

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Episode 11

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Episode 11

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Episode 11

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Episode 7

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Episode 7

This week on Kalamazoo Lively Arts, we get our hands dirty to create new and exciting works of art with potter Cathy Green, we learn what it takes to sell art at MRC artWorks, ...

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Episode 8

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Episode 8

This week on Kalamazoo Lively Arts, it's our special Festivals episode! We explore four great Kalamazoo traditions, including the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Art Fair, Art Hop, ...

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Episode 5

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Episode 5

This week on Kalamazoo Lively Arts, it's our musical education episode! First, we check out the unique ways music is being used to tell stories at the Kalamazoo Public Library. ...

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Episode 6

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Episode 6

This week on Kalamazoo Lively Arts, we get in the comedic spotlight with Crawlspace Eviction. Then, we explore how color and light work together with Mosaic Artist Mary Alexande...

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Episode 3

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Episode 3

Learn about breaking down barriers with Speak it Forward. Meet Creative Awakenings, the Mom and Daughter team bringing the love and creativity of art into the lives of many indi...

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Episode 4

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Episode 4

The Red Sea Pedestrians are a one-of-a kind, high-energy, musical group that blends traditional with whacky.

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Episode 1

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Episode 1

Topics: Heritage Guitar, Farmers Alley Theatre and Amy Zane

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Episode 2

Kalamazoo Lively Arts - Episode 2

We take you for an in house "flight" experience at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo. We roll up ou...

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