Park Trades Center

Park Trades Center Over 140,000 sq.ft. of creative work space. Located right between Chicago and Detroit, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

With 140,000 square feet and 95 studios, this building accommodates over 100 artists and artisans creating works in all mediums including glass, printmaking, papermaking, metalsmithing, welding, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, woodworking, woodcarving, photography, painting, textiles, serigraphy, and beadworking. Among these artists, are tenants working in a variety of fields and types of businesses. The best time to visit us is every first Friday of the month during Kalamazoo's Art Hop, 5pm-9pm. To contact a specific artist, contact them directly or email [email protected].

Catalyst University
06/22/2019

Catalyst University

It's hard to believe that #CatalystU2019 is over! Thank you to everyone that joined us, our faculty members for their insights and all of our incredible sponsors that made the event possible.

Kalamazoo Farmers Market
06/22/2019

Kalamazoo Farmers Market

Grab a loved one and come on down to the farmers market on this beautiful summer Saturday! We'll be open until 2pm.

Kalamazoo Farmers Market
06/21/2019

Kalamazoo Farmers Market

Are we open tomorrow? Of course! The plants keep growing and the bakers keep baking. Plus, many of our vendors spent hours and money preparing for a Night Market that unfortunatly didn't happen due to flooding... If you're able, stop by tomorrow to support local, Kalamazoo. We'd all appreciate it! #supportsmallbusiness

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
06/21/2019

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center

We had a visit from the Career Camp at Van Buren Tech! These students are having a great time making flag books with gelli prints. It sounds like they are having a fun week learning about graphic design and printmaking techniques.

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
06/21/2019

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center

Come on people! Three of our classes have filled up this summer but this opportunity to work with Jeff Abshear still has spots open. It's a great chance to work with a very talented artist and get a complete bookmaking experience.

Daniel Juzwiak Designs
06/21/2019

Daniel Juzwiak Designs

Spinning diamonds. 💎 FROM THE BENCH

Beadventure
06/21/2019

Beadventure

Join us for one week or all four. Beads, paint, and a lot of fun!!!! Sign up at mybeadventure.org

Catalyst University
06/20/2019

Catalyst University

The first part of #CatalystU2019 has been a BLAST. Check out some of the excitement!

Buy Local Kalamazoo
06/20/2019

Buy Local Kalamazoo

Hello Everyone! Our Buy Local Members are looking forward to seeing you at tonight's 10 Year Anniversary event. While we've been busy clearing the weather :) we want to take a moment to let you know the PARTY IS ON - The Foundry has a covered area just in case! Earlier today the City of Kalamazoo posted this map of street closures due to flooding, so you may want to seek an alternate route. Our Buy Local businesses are excited to showcase their local recipes and giveaways. There will be plenty of FREE food and fun on hand! We are looking forward to seeing you rain or shine!

Kalamazoo Valley Museum
06/20/2019

Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Did you know that we have free sensory kits for you and your family to use while visiting the museum?

Medullary Studios
06/20/2019

Medullary Studios

Wine Server in Black Walnut, with decanter set...

One would suspect that most every impassioned woodworker has some of this, this particular piece of Walnut, with its knots, cracks and fractures, was the 'ugly' tag end of a much larger board. Most times these are the "shorts" that head to the "burn pile". But sometimes, for some reason, you just can't let a particular piece go. Like this one...so wearing its twisting, whorled grain as an honor, and its knots as beauty marks, this one-time scrap marches on to a new life enhancing the aesthetic ambiance of someone's home.

Medullary Studios can custom craft the decor item that you most wish for...

Sofia De Jong
06/20/2019

Sofia De Jong

I’ve been busy working on some big projects that I can’t share yet 🤫

In the meantime, I created this shrinky dink hedgehog pin for a good friend 🦔

If you’re interested in a pin or keychain message me for details!

Be sure to check out the comments for a time lapse video of the design process ⬇️

06/20/2019
Kalamazoo Farmers Market

Kalamazoo Farmers Market

Unfortunately the weather has won, we are cancelling today's Night Market. If we are able to reschedule for a future date, we'll let you know!

But if you're still craving some local strawberries, Susan DeLeo is on her way to PFC Grocery & Deli and will be selling out of her truck in the parking lot. Look for her around 1:30PM!

06/20/2019
The City of Kalamazoo, Michigan

The City of Kalamazoo, Michigan

Motorist are being encouraged to avoid using northbound Portage Rd from Interstate I-94 due to extreme traffic back-ups. Access to downtown Kalamazoo can be gained still be gained by using eastbound Stadium Dr. from US-131.

Se recomiende evitar el uso de la calle Portage en la dirección norte, desde I-94 debido a los atrasos de tráfico extremos. Acceso al centro de Kalamazoo se puede obtener usando Stadium Dr. hacia el este de US-131.

Flooding blocks streets in and out of Kalamazoo
06/20/2019
Flooding blocks streets in and out of Kalamazoo

Flooding blocks streets in and out of Kalamazoo

Overnight and early morning rain around Kalamazoo County flooded multiple roads. A flood advisory was issued for Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Barry and Eaton counties calling for three inches of rain or more. A growing list of closed roadways developed in Kalamazoo throughout the morning: Howard Street from....

Bee Joyful Shop: Alternatives to Single Use Plastics
06/19/2019

Bee Joyful Shop: Alternatives to Single Use Plastics

Here is my “WHY”

My children.

What will their future look like if we don’t make a change when it comes to the waste we are producing and consuming?

Three years ago we had a global population of more than 7 billion people and produced over 320 million tons of plastic. Half of that plastic was only used once.

This is set to double by 2034.

That is only 15 years away. 15.

Simple daily choices combined by all of us WILL make a difference!

When I choose sustainable and plastic free options over convenience I know I am making a change.

My influence encourages others at work, in the neighborhood and on social media to make changes as well.

Now multiply that by 7.53 billion. Think this is just up to big businesses? Think we as individuals can’t make a difference?

Think again!

Why do I do this? I want to leave it better than I found it...for them!
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#future #children #plasticfree #noplastic #saynotosingleuse #plasticpollution #leaveitbetterthanyoufoundit #noplanetb #beethechange

Combat Ready Art
06/19/2019

Combat Ready Art

Two fires, no waiting! Another Stryker team building workshop scheduled for today. #angrymaninchair #angrymaninblack #holdfast #blacksmithing #forge #deathisbutadoorway

06/19/2019
SudiBear Art + Design

SudiBear Art + Design

✨🔸commission of track cover art for Ixvo🔹✨
. The glitch effect was pretty fun to try and incorporate in this piece ( swipe to see the still images ) . Fun project so I thought I’d share it .
Check out IXVO music on bandcamp . •




#albumcover #albumart #coverart #album #lp #nowspinning #vinylcollection #vinyljunkie #retrosupplyco #retrosupply #procreate #applepencil #procreateapp #ipadlettering #ipadart #ipadpro #illustrator #instaart #doodle #painting #pencil #creative #watercolor #artoftheday #instaartist #graphic #graphicdesign #digitalart #characterdesign

Alliance of Kalamazoo Artists
06/19/2019

Alliance of Kalamazoo Artists

The latest work by Ellen Nelson, at the corner of Vine and Westnedge:

Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party
06/19/2019

Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party

Can you keep a secret? Before I tell you, I have to say you must be careful what you wish and pray for! Keep reading...😍
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I love my life story. It’s full of mostly ups, some downs, perseverance, and a willingness to succeed despite several obstacles! I do a lot of motivational reading. At some point in most of the books that I read, the author talks about being grateful. I choose to be grateful and say thank you for every day. Every day I get the opportunity to try again and make the next day better than the last. With all of this in mind, I am incredibly honored and humbled to say that something HUGE is about to happen in my life! I not only am having an article written about me and having it published in a magazine, I am going to be featured as the COVER story! Yes, ME! Little ole ME! I can’t believe it! I can’t tell you which one yet but stay tuned! You’ll know by August!!!
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So, now, I’m getting interview and photo shoot ready! These are words I never imagined would actually slip through my lips! Interview and photo shoot ready! Wow! Thank you, Sara at HQ Salon for always taking such great care of my hair! I’ll have many other shout outs and thank you’s before the week is over! 💁🏻‍♀️
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Again, be careful what you wish and pray for. It’s amazing how life works!
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Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
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Cheers, love, and gratefully yours! ✨❤️✨
Lauren @ HQ Salon and Spa

Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party
06/18/2019

Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party

Cheers from Shades of Lavender! What a special evening we shared! We loved every moment of this event from start to finish. An absolutely fantastic group of women who were willing to step out of the box and try something new! Well done, ladies! Can’t wait to sip, paint, and socialize with again soon! Cheers!! 💜🎨✨

SudiBear Art + Design
06/18/2019

SudiBear Art + Design

He-Man
I have the power ! Collaboration project !

I was invited by @almigor to join this amazing project with collaboration of 32 other artists and illustrators !
Everyone did a character fro this series and my character was King Randor !
If you search behance and dribble with I have the power! He-man project you can see all of them together !
https://www.behance.net/gallery/81729089/He-Man-Collaboration-project?fbclid=IwAR3aWT_ms0WsKuR6YvK05MCJizyIW-vg3CzYcR9A9jNdCSW1qOu8GJQvXZM






#sketch #draw #sketchbook #illustrator #instaart #doodle #painting #pencil #creative #watercolor #artoftheday #instaartist #graphic #graphicdesign #digitalart #ink #artsy #pen #arte #illust #sketching #イラスト #paint #dibujo #graphics #paper #behance #일러스트 #dribble #heman

KZOO KIDS
06/18/2019

KZOO KIDS

Next weekend (June 29 & 30) is the 61st Annual South Haven Art Fair! The art fair includes works in acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, drawing, sculpture, photography, glass, wood, clay, and wearable art.

This is definitely an opportunity to see and enjoy one of a kind artwork and all South Haven has to offer.

https://kzookids.com/events/60th-annual-south-haven-art-fair-2019-06-29/

Eligible children can receive free meals throughout the summer starting June 17
06/17/2019
Eligible children can receive free meals throughout the summer starting June 17

Eligible children can receive free meals throughout the summer starting June 17

Children can continue to eat healthy, nutritious meals throughout the summer. Starting on June 17 through August 9, the Meet Up and Eat Up program will operate feeding sites throughout west Michigan and the state. Kalamazoo County's location can viewed here, but for sites located outside of the coun...

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
06/17/2019

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center

Meet Palou Craig! Our summer intern from the @wmufrosticart Graphic Design program — she’ll be helping us out with flyers and other advertisements over the next couple of months. Outside of work and school, she’s a singer-songwriter performing at various venues locally and nationally 🎶

Kalamazoo Public Schools
06/17/2019

Kalamazoo Public Schools

Read. Read. Read! Five KPS elementary schools are opening their library for students this summer. Students can visit storytimes and check out books at Arcadia, Edison, King-Westwood, Parkwood-Upjohn and Washington.

Lake Michigan Book Press
06/17/2019

Lake Michigan Book Press

Stood awkwardly for way too long at the corner of Kalamazoo Ave and Park St just to bring this shot to y'all 😎

06/14/2019
Lake Michigan Book Press

Lake Michigan Book Press

Oh my goodness, I'm beyond honored that you guys are taking the time to film unboxing videos of your LMBP sketchbooks! I'm grinning ear to ear. This one is from architect and artist Thomas Woodman :D

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
06/13/2019

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center

A warm welcome our newest intern, Levi Booker (@ltb.art), who came all the way from @mtholyoke college in Massachusetts! Their focus this summer will be papermaking but today spent some time experimenting with paste painting 🎨

Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo
06/13/2019

Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo

Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party
06/13/2019

Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16th! Dad deserves the best! Give him a unique gift that he can consume (or consume out of!)! We’ve got yummy Kalamazoo Kettle Corn popcorn, delectable Kalamazoo Candle Company candles, take home ceramic kits, travel photography, custom glassware, and so much more! Come see us today until 6:00 and tomorrow from 12:00-6:00! We’ll help you create a gift that dad will love! Cheers! 🍻✨🤗 @ Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party

Bee Joyful Shop: Alternatives to Single Use Plastics
06/13/2019

Bee Joyful Shop: Alternatives to Single Use Plastics

Bee Joyful food wraps are versatile!

Replaces plastic cling wrap.
Replaces plastic baggies.

Use for lunches.
Use for leftovers.
Use for snacks.
Use for picnics.

3 sizes. 1 low price.
Set includes 14x14 inch, 12x12 inch & 8x8 inch for $16.
www.beejoyfulshop.com
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#versatile #adaptable #replacement #alternative #clingwrap #baggies #lunches #leftovers #snacks #picnics #noplastic #plasticfree #saynotosingleuse

Gifts of Art
06/13/2019

Gifts of Art

Exhibiting Artists: #GiftsofArt Program at Michigan Medicine has extended the submission deadline for solo and group art exhibitions for 2019-2020 exhibit year. Now through Friday, June 14. bit.ly/2Ut1ynk @submittable #artsinhealth #umicharts

Cranbrook Academy of Art Arts Council of Greater Lansing Art Detroit Now Toledo School for the Arts Toledo Artists' Club & Gallery Detroit Artists Market Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo Glass Art Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Art Hop Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Westside Art Hop

Downtown Kalamazoo
06/12/2019

Downtown Kalamazoo

The Gazelle Sports Historic Walks are back! FREE and no registration required! Just pick a date, show up at the meeting spot and enjoy 60-90 minutes of walking while learning about Kalamazoo!

Imagine Kalamazoo
06/11/2019

Imagine Kalamazoo

A new mural by local artist, Ellen Nelson, has been installed next to Read and Write Kalamazoo! This mural is part of a project to install several murals on the Vine Corners building to promote local art, which was identified as a top priority in the Vine neighborhood plan. This project is led by the Vine Neighborhood Association and supported by the Foundation for Excellence.

Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo
06/10/2019

Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo

Thank you, Kalamazoo, for an amazing Art on the Mall and June Art Hop! We hope you had as much fun celebrating with the arts community as we did.

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
06/10/2019

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center

In the midst of Friday’s festivities were you able to stop in and see Pamela Paulsrud’s beautiful exhibition of work? Handmade papers with soundscapes and calligraphic pulp painting, altered books and more. Will be up through the month of July. Pop by, we’d love to see you!

Lake Michigan Book Press
06/09/2019

Lake Michigan Book Press

Great Lakes Thrift Company
06/08/2019

Great Lakes Thrift Company

TOMORROW!!! Find us at the Kalamazoo Farmers Market from 10-5pm 💃🏼 Bring your thrifty pants (or you can just come buy some 👀)

Vintage in the Zoo
06/08/2019
Vintage in the Zoo

Vintage in the Zoo

Celebrate the Kalamazoo community and it's amazing vintage style at the outdoor vintage market in Kalamazoo at the Kalamazoo Farmers Market. Shop true vintage & antique clothing, furniture, housewares, & more from the best vintage vendors in the region!

Downtown Kalamazoo
06/08/2019

Downtown Kalamazoo

The June Jubilee fun continues all weekend. Watch Kari Lynch Band Sunday, June 9 at 4 p.m. in Bronson Park.

For the full Concerts in the Park lineup, click here: https://bit.ly/2IetTZt

Address

326 W Kalamazoo Ave
Kalamazoo, MI
49007

General information

Studios and office space are available to lease throughout the year and are open to anyone. For more information or to arrange an appointment to see available spaces, call (269) 383-5775 or email [email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(269) 383-5775

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