5:00 PM | Free Event
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Event: 5:00 PM
Join us at the Kalamazoo State Theatre Friday, March 4 at 5pm for a special celebration of Art Hop! We’ll have not one, but 4 artists to check out along with signature drinks from The Kalamazoo Stillhouse and you can sign up to take our Historic Backstage and Beyond Tour!
Our lobby will be “hopping” with live entertainment from singer songwriter Carrie McFerrin, Austin Rounds showcasing a gallery of his amazing illustration work, Josh Ford’s display of abstract and cartoon art and Ballet Arts Ensemble joining us to share exciting news about their upcoming Spring concert. Our bar will be open and featuring the Tom Collins Tango, Vodka Viennese Waltz, and Whiskey a Go-Go made with spirits from The Kalamazoo Stillhouse.
About Carrie McFerrin: “Kalamazoo’s Sweetheart” Carrie McFerrin has been a staple in the Michigan music scene for almost a decade. She brings a fierce country twang with an indie twist that is sure to give you the warm fuzzies and kick you in the teeth at the same time. She captivates a room within her first few notes, showcasing her swanky twang, old country style. Her stage presence is a force full of wit and hilarity as she shares stories about her life and inspired songwriting. Recently nominated for the WYCE Jammies and recording on a Kalamazoo Arts Council grant, Carrie is now performing both solo and with a stellar cast of Michigan music veterans. Be sure to catch a show…and watch your teeth.
About Ballet Arts Ensemble: Ballet Arts Ensemble Spring Concert 2022 – Together Again! A mixed repertoire of classical and contemporary dance featuring our ensemble dancers, guest choreographer & artists from Grand Rapids Ballet and guest dancers from the WMU Department of Dance. In-person & virtual options available at BAEtickets.org.
About Austin Rounds: Austin Rounds is a twenty-year-old artist who has used his art as an outlet and a way to express himself when the world around him may feel off kilter, beautiful, and even challenging. Being autistic has not always been easy, but it is a part of who Austin is, and only adds to his creativity. Austin Rounds is currently finishing art projects as the main illustrator for an upcoming book, Michigan Monsters and Macabre Series Two (schedule to be published spring 2022) by Wicked Harvest Books. He continues to work on commissioned pieces of art, and enjoys working with a variety of styles and mediums. Enjoy the marvelously creative and unbridled art of Austin Rounds.
About Josh Ford: Josh Ford classifies his art style as cartoon, abstract with a social/political undertone. He works with several different media of paint. He feels his artwork makes a statement, and is interested in art education and growth in others by the use of art.
About The Kalamazoo Stillhouse: “For Nic Merrill, distilling is in his blood…(his father is a distiller and wine proprietor in Washington) Merrill and his wife, Joanna, spent time with him before deciding to open their own distillery in Kalamazoo. ‘We wanted something to make our own, we’re repurposing the wood (from our building), we’ve found grain close by, we’re speaking to some wineries. Part of our vision is local…In a beer town, ‘it’s the spirits that we’re excited about‘… –Emily Monacelli, MLive.com
About our Backstage and Beyond Tours: Take a walk through our Vaudeville Theatre’s history in our extended tour and go backstage in your home with the stars. You will learn about our atmospheric sky, architecture, organ and pipes, lightboard, marquee, renovation history, and more. You will see the dressing rooms, the green room, statues, staircases, the fountain, and the theatre house from different viewpoints. You will go on stage and view the theatre as a performing artist would, you will see the marquee room and learn how those State on the Street artists got up there to perform!
Historic Backstage and Beyond Tour Information:
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The Kalamazoo Stillhouse – http://www.kalamazoostillhouse.com/?age-verified=93cd21dfc7