Park Trades Center

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

Sofia De Jong
01/10/2020

Sofia De Jong

Here are a few sketches I did in my journal while studying in the Philippines a few months ago.

Along with learning about and assessing community programs for my class, I had the opportunity to experience some artistry with a visit to the Ateneo Art Gallery in Manila, the Las Piñas Bamboo Organ, and a Jeepney manufacturer.

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
01/10/2020

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center

First of the year cleaning is in progress and we found this gem. It's a thank you letter from a Woods Lake 4th grader from about 10 years ago. Love that he thought papermaking was "very, very fun and gross." Wonder what Darin is up to now?

EGAD – Explore Glass Art Day (January 18) – Glass Art Kalamazoo
01/09/2020
EGAD – Explore Glass Art Day (January 18) – Glass Art Kalamazoo

EGAD – Explore Glass Art Day (January 18) – Glass Art Kalamazoo

Join us on Saturday January 18 for “EGAD – Explore Glass Art Day”, an immersive 3 hour tour of our studios at Glass Art Kalamazoo. Participants will work side-by-side with our talented instructors to create projects in our Glass Blowing, Lampworking, and Kiln Fusing studios. Cost is $100 per t...

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
01/09/2020

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center

The KBAC is sponsoring a Book Arts prize for the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts West Michigan Area Show so please consider entering! The deadline is February 9th, 2020

This year we are expanding the category to include not only handmade books, but also other art that features handmade paper and/or letterpress.

Images are of Rachel Stickney's 2018 winning entry.

Starting Gate
01/08/2020

Starting Gate

1 Million Cups Kalamazoo Desi with Cluventure Travel did an outstanding job this morning! This business is on the move, if you're ready for a unique and personalized vacation, look them up at www.cluventuretravel.com

Kalamadoodle
01/08/2020

Kalamadoodle

Hey Kalamadoodlers, HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s been quiet on the social media front, but we’ve been planning our 2020 calendar and look forward to more doodling with you soon; cheers!

Photo by Elemental Media

The Aroma Labs
01/08/2020

The Aroma Labs

☕️ and other entrepreneurial 💙

Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party
01/08/2020

Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party

We’re READY TO RISE! 💪🏼☀️🏝👙🌅✨

Rachel Hollis, we can’t wait to spend the next few days with you learning, laughing, dancing, developing ourselves deeper, and taking a walk through our past, present, and future selves (with 4,000+ other ladies) at the RISE x Ft Myers conference! Cheers to 2020 and all it holds for us!

We’re traveling with the amazing Chelsie Fall and Associates!

✨Onward and Upward!✨

#kalamazoo to #risexftmyers

Newschannel 3, CBS News, WWMT, West Michigan
01/07/2020

Newschannel 3, CBS News, WWMT, West Michigan

Relatable.

Courtesy of Linda & Terry Baker. Send your photos to WWMT.com/ChimeIn

Rose & Adder Candle Co
01/07/2020

Rose & Adder Candle Co

SudiBear Art + Design
01/06/2020

SudiBear Art + Design

✨Armaiti ✨

Armaiti is the goddess of Serenity and universal bountiful peace and guardian of Earth . She is the personification of holy devotion.
Her eternal opponent is the Arch-Demon of discontent, Nanqaithya.🌿🔆

#originalcharacter #dailysketch #digitalpainting #characterart #cartoon #sketchbook #visdev #animation #fantasyart #digitalart #visualdevelopment #doodles #kidlitart #sketching #doodle #digitalillustration #iran #cartoonist #inking #characters #persiangoddess #womeninillustration #artistoninstagram #womenofillustration #artistsoninstagram #illustrator #dailydrawing

The Aroma Labs
01/06/2020

The Aroma Labs

Eeeekkk! Sneak Peek...💙...the new studio space for The Aroma Labs is coming soon!!

Cutler Valley Photography
01/05/2020

Cutler Valley Photography

Avolio GlassWerks
01/04/2020

Avolio GlassWerks

We are all set up at Final Gravity Brewing Company- Kalamazoo, MI celebrating two years on the Kalamazoo Mall. Stop in for some great, limited release, barrel aged ales.
We are offering a special opportunity to have a custom mug made for the life time mug club. Join the club today and tell us what colors, what style of handle, and embellishments. Expected delivery in about 2 wweks.

01/04/2020
The Aroma Labs

The Aroma Labs

It’s my favorite color!! Looking forward to blending custom fragrances together soon in our new studio space 💙

Events | KalamazooArts.org
01/04/2020
Events | KalamazooArts.org

Events | KalamazooArts.org

Find descriptions, dates, times and locations for free events, theatre, music, dance, concerts, comedy, art exhibits, museums, film, author events, lectures, poetry, workshops, kid-friendly events, special events and more. Kalamazooarts.org is the leading online resource for Arts, Culture and Entert...

Glass Art Kalamazoo
01/03/2020

Glass Art Kalamazoo

Come on down to shop our winter market, see glass blowing, and make your own glass Art tile! It might be cold outside but it's warm in here. ⛄

The Aroma Labs
01/03/2020

The Aroma Labs

Gratitude to the painting professional for all of her help last night. Yah...she’s a Picasso with a spray can.
Thank you, Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party...I appreciate you 💙

Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party
01/03/2020

Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party

We had ALL HANDS ON DECK this week! We said farewell to the Park Trades Center yesterday and say hello to the Kalamazoo Mall today! We can’t thank our CREW of helpers this week enough - Josh, Carol, Chip, Kayla, Ryan, Jason, and Chad - we could not have done this without you!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! 🙏🏼 Stay tuned for construction updates and our Grand Re-Opening! 🎉🎨✨

PS. Checkout our fortune cookie fortunes in the last picture!!! 😍😍😍

Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party
01/03/2020

Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party

We had ALL HANDS ON DECK this week! We said farewell to the Park Trades Center yesterday and say hello to the Kalamazoo Mall today! We can’t thank our CREW of helpers this week enough - Josh, Carol, Chip, Kayla, Ryan, Jason, and Chad - we could not have done this without you!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! 🙏🏼 Stay tuned for construction updates and our Grand Re-Opening! 🎉🎨✨

PS. Checkout our fortune cookie fortunes in the last picture!!! 😍😍😍

01/02/2020
The Aroma Labs

The Aroma Labs

The new space for The Aroma Labs!!! 💙
I’ll keep you posted on the progression of the project!!

Rose & Adder Candle Co
01/02/2020

Rose & Adder Candle Co

🎉 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎊
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Persephone is getting a bit of a label change in the next restock and here she is! Her husband Hades will also be making his debut. Hades will be a blend of plum, black currant, bergamot, & woods.
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There are a few scents left in the shop for 30% off! Grab one up before they retire!
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#roseandadder #persephone #hadesandpersephone #greekmythology #soycandles #woodwickcandle #candlegram #mythology #greekmythology

01/02/2020
The Aroma Labs

The Aroma Labs

Seriously excited about today!!! New Year...new space for The Aroma Labs!!! Stay tuned... 🎨
Thanks to fellow boss babe! Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party

Bee Joyful Shop: Alternatives to Single Use Plastics
01/02/2020

Bee Joyful Shop: Alternatives to Single Use Plastics

Combat Ready Art
12/31/2019

Combat Ready Art

Railroad spike knife with a mosaic twist handle, version 2. First one sold already. #angrymaninchair #angrymaninblack #holdfast #knives #deathisbutadoorway

The Aroma Labs
12/31/2019

The Aroma Labs

Perfume is the art that makes memories speak.
Looking forward to blending custom fragrances together in 2020! 💙

Trystcraft
12/29/2019

Trystcraft

It has been a very busy and productive year, focusing on selling selling furniture mostly wholesale and working on the Carver architecture book. Most of my top nine were architecture so I selected my favorite furniture finds into a new one (Swipe to see them). Thanks for following along!
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#midcenturymodern #georgenelson #finnjuhl #hanswegner #georgenakashima #aframe #normancarver #franklloydwright #borgemogensen #noguchi #frederikkayser #kalamazoo #trystcraft

One Well Brewing
12/29/2019

One Well Brewing

2019 will soon transition into 2020, as will our featured art wall from @stuffed_brain to @jakebruiz ! One week left to check out Mike Klok's screen prints at the pub. Artwork is marked down 15% through end of show. Get ready for Jake Ruiz's all new collage work coming up in January! @ One Well Brewing

Glass Art Kalamazoo
12/28/2019

Glass Art Kalamazoo

Join us today for Family Fun Day Walk-In fused glass class. Make a fun project with the kiddos and watch our glass blowers at work. It’s a blast!

FAMILY FUN DAY
Saturday Dec 28
12pm-4pm

Glass Art Kalamazoo
326 W Kalamazoo Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49007

The Aroma Labs
12/27/2019

The Aroma Labs

Rose & Adder Candle Co
12/26/2019

Rose & Adder Candle Co

✨HAPPY HOLIDAYS✨
Select scents in the store are now 30% off. These titles will be retired after they sell out so be sure to grab one while they are still in stock. This sale is website only and discount codes won’t work on these items.

These scents are all 30% off! Red London, Plumfield, Jadis, Brave, Loyal, Cunning, Ichabod, Second Star to the Right, Six Impossible Things, Stars Eternal, Black London, & Solstice in Velaris

The next big restock will be in mid January. I have new things in the works!

Photo by @theanimagusblack
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#sale #roseandadder #hadesandpersephone #greekmythology #persephone #candlegram #candleaddict

Combat Ready Art
12/25/2019

Combat Ready Art

Merry Christmas! #angrymaninchair #angrymaninblack #holdfast #mementomori #tattoosbyraven

12/25/2019
Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party

Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party

Cheers to an absolutely amazing last party in our home for the past (not quite) year - The Park Trades Center!! Thank you Emily and your Grace & Heart girls for such a fun night!

It’s amazing to see how this past year unfolded! We signed our lease on January 12th of this year and can’t believe the amazing support and growth we have had this year! It is time to spread our wings once more! We can’t wait to share the new space with you down on the Kalamazoo Mall!! Merry Christmas, Happy Everything! 🎄🍷✨

Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party
12/25/2019

Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party

Cheers to these shining Stars who earned this party!! ✨ Each lady you see here set a goal and accomplished it! Way to Go! What a blast we had at this sweet team-building event. We are so grateful we were able to sip, paint, and socialize with these amazing ladies!! ✨🎄🍷🎨✨

Order Bee Joyful Shop eGift Cards
12/24/2019
Order Bee Joyful Shop eGift Cards

Order Bee Joyful Shop eGift Cards

Order Bee Joyful Shop eGift Cards online and give the perfect gift. Send gift cards instantly to anyone. Powered by Square Gift Cards

Lake Michigan Book Press
12/23/2019

Lake Michigan Book Press

Had a little photo shoot with @carmenduran_art sketchbooks — this crocodile cover does not get enough love and I think it’s because past photos have not done it justice! Hence the need for a few glamour shots ✨ if you didn’t already know, all of our vegan leathers are paper-based whether recycled or new 🌿 and they are DURABLE! I have to wrestle these sheets into submission just to get them around your sketchbook covers — totally worth it 💪

Rebecca L Photography
12/23/2019

Rebecca L Photography

10 years ago (2009) I was still taking photos & video on my $70 Kodak camera.
*I thought I was going to be a Videographer.
9 years ago (2010) I took a Video Projects class with Barbara J. Berry and she told me that I had true talent and that I was going to go places someday.
8 years ago (2011) I bought my first Canon Rebel T2i at $800.
7 years ago (2012) I presented to my Senior Projects class with RichJacque Chislea my 5 year plan in Photography stating that after 5 years I would gain clientel by word of mouth and the rise of Social Media and by 10 years hoped to be a Full Time Photographer
*I photographed 7 of my fellow classmates that year for their Senior photos as well as some of my very own using a tripod
*I mentored with Amy Deming with Deming Photography
6 years ago (2013) I photographed my first Engagement session.
*Continued to focus on Senior portraits taking on 18 of them
*I took a Film and Basic Photography class at KVCC
5 years ago (2014) I got a studio space in the Park Trades Center in Downtown Kalamazoo sharing that space with 3 other talented Photographers including Melissa Zeithammel ML Photography & Shannon Jacobs Shannon Jacobs Photography
4 years ago (2015) I photographed my first wedding.
*I Mentored with Ryan Cusentino with Frozen Time Photography
3 years ago (2016) I took 3 classes with Melissa Outman Gregersen at Gregersen Photography, LLC
*Bought a Canon 6D
2 years ago (2017) My photo of a Henderson Castle Wedding was on the Cover of the Community Quarterly
*A couple flew me out to Cancun, Mexico to photograph their wedding
1 year ago (2018) I became a primary Photographer at The Henderson Castle
*I photographed 15 weddings
*I mentored with Paige at APaige Photography and learned how to use Lightroom
*Purchased the Canon 5D Mark II
THIS YEAR I hired my cousin Jason Van Beck at Capstone Home Improvement, LLC to transform my garage into a Studio
THIS YEAR I have photographed 223 sessions (Senior, Engagement, Family etc.)
THIS YEAR I Photographed 38 extrodinary weddings
THIS YEAR I booked 20 weddings and counting for 2020
THIS YEAR I booked 8 weddings and counting for 2021

Today, 12/20/2019 I put in my two weeks at my Factory job of 6 years to become a FULL TIME PHOTOGRAPHER AS OF JANUARY 2020.

Medullary Studios
12/20/2019

Medullary Studios

The Drake Farmstead House in Kalamazoo MI is a Historic home owned by Oshtemo Township and administered and maintained by the volunteers of the Oshtemo Historical Society (http://oshtemohistoricalsociety.org/drakehome.htm). Medullary Studios was engaged for a three-part project; first to provide and install baseboards, door, and window casings which mirror those historic ones of the formal parts of the house, in a newly restored/re-purposed room (to be the "Reception Room"), second to repair and replace a damaged door casing stile complete with plinth block and rosette in an adjacent companionway, and third to salvage and install historic casings around an exterior opening door in the "Reading Room".

This is a photo-series of the Reception Room project, please note that the 'before' pics are taken by an amateur with a hand-held camera, and that the 'after' pics are from a professional from our friends at Elmblad Media Group !!

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
12/20/2019

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center

Thanks for following along with our Get it Only at the KBAC posts. We're here Friday 12/20 and Monday 12/23 from 10 to 5 to grab some of the paper, print and book wonders that we've highlighted over the past 10 days. We hope to see you soon.

Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party
12/19/2019

Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!!Happy Everything!! ✨🎄🍸🎨✨ @ Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party

Daniel Juzwiak Designs
12/19/2019

Daniel Juzwiak Designs

Find the perfect gift for the one you love. 💎 Open Studio Hours this week 💎 Thursday 4p-7p . Friday 4p-7p . Saturday 10a-1p 💎 All work on sale to help you give an artful gift.

Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party
12/19/2019

Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
12/19/2019

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center

Mini metal houses by Carolyn R. Fink and a metal book that holds photos, business cards or important reminders round out Day 10 of Get it Only at the KBAC.

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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