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JULY 10, 2021

35th Annual


JULY 10, 2021

The Black Arts & Cultural Center is excited to have our 35th festival live and in person this year. Covid safety guidelines will be in place ensure a safe environment for all attendees.

ABOUT US: Black Arts Festical (BAF) is a public arts and cultural festival founded and run by the Black Arts & Cultural Center of Kalamazoo. Since 1986, the festival has hosted artists from across the globe and brought hundreds of businesses to the downtown area — creating a cultural destination in our community.

Throughout the festival, BAF showcased the artists’ talents alongside musicians, local artists and many other community organizations.

BAF is made possible by the support of it’s planning team members, partners, sponsors, board members, volunteers and community.

We encourage you to take photos and share them with the world.


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Virtual Art Experience

During the month of July, West Michigan app users can discover augmented reality art experiences created by diverse youth and adults.

Youth Day

Grassroots focused in the Northside Kalamazoo Community, this event will provide career driven artistic development programs and experiences for our younger generation.

Festival Day

Hosted at Arcadia Festival Place, we will be a safe music festival for all ages & demographics where we celebrate black culture and raise awareness around equity

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