Searching for Peace!- February 3-4, 2017
The Kalamazoo Valley Museum celebrates their 5th Annual Storytelling Festival, “Searching for Peace!” Storytellers from across the United States will come together to explore unity, equality, diversity, and inclusion for all. This two-day festival starts with Art Hop Friday night, February 3. Poet Terry Wooton opens the festival at 6 p.m. Visual artist and speed painter Martina Hahn joins Joe Reilly in concert at 7. A variety of Martina’s paintings will also be on display and for sale. Michigan author Patricia Polacca opens up the festival Saturday, February 4, at 10 a.m., followed by Adam Mellema, Mark Binder, Tim Cusack, Noa Baum, Sidney Ellis and son, and Judy Sima at the top of every hour till 4 p.m. Authors, educators, and visual artists fill the vendor fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Wizards of Pop exhibit on our first floor features pop-up books from Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart. African-American story quilts fill the third floor traveling exhibit space in And Still We Rise: Race, Culture, and Visual Conversations, showing the history of the civil rights movement in stitches. Museum admission, vendor fair, and Storytelling Festival are all free.