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Friday Night Highlights

Friday Night Highlight Series

Friday Night Highlights returns in September with live music and visual art during Art Hop Fridays year-round.  As always, expect to find some of your favorite local musicians, up-and-coming bands, and some evenings with doubleheaders.  Swing by the Museum on Art Hop nights (usually the first Friday of the month) and enjoy good music, a little refreshment, and good company! 

Friday Art Hop: visual art exhibits open at 5:00 pm
Live performances begin at 6:00 pm – FREE
Music Light shows begin at 6:30 and 8:00 pm – $3

  • Kristina Lechner’s “Food Not Food” Art Exhibition
    April 7, 2017
    5:00-8:30 p.m.
    The Kalamazoo Valley Museum's Friday Night Highlights Series presents a Visual Experience featuring Kristina Lechner’s “Food Not Food” Art Exhibition for the April Art Hop. At first glance, graphic designer Kristina Lechner’s creations look good enough to eat. However, upon closer inspection, ordinary household objects can be discerned from the seemingly edible arrangements. Transforming mundane objects such as rubber bands, spare string, shoelaces, sponges and more, Lechner re-contextualizes the banal items into a playful interpretation of your favorite foods.
  • Foodways Symposium
    April 7, 2017

  • Brooke Beaverhausen’s Steadfast Stitching Art Exhibition
    May 5, 2017
    5:00-8:30 p.m.

  • Off the Ledge
    May 5, 2017
    6-8:30 p.m.
    Alternative Rock, Blues, Grunge, Folk, Funk, Jam Band, Jazz Rock
    The Kalamazoo Valley Museum's Friday Night Highlights Series presents a Live Music Experience with Off the Ledge for the May Art Hop. Off The Ledge's current lineup came together in early 2015 with diverse musical backgrounds and quickly morphed into a cohesive unit, creating a signature sound with their mix of funky, folky, blues-influenced, alterna-rock jazziness. The guys don’t take themselves too seriously, and at the onset, their biggest ambition was making each other laugh. Don’t be fooled by that-- the musical complexity, instrumentation, and each member’s proficiency quickly grab your attention and speak volumes about who they really are.

  • Animotion Festival Kickoff Event
    June 2, 2017