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June 1, 2018

Kalamazoo State Theatre  

Event: 5:00PM – 8:00PM

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The Kalamazoo State Theatre has been an extraordinary part of the community for 90 years! Join us in celebrating the closing of our hugely successful 90th season during Art Hop, Friday June 1st from 5PM-8PM. Let’s close out this season with a bang! Bring the whole family down to celebrate 90 years of entertainment.

As the 90th season comes to a close, we look back on the success that new and past fans, musicians, and comics brought. Most importantly, this season would not have been a success without YOU! Thanks to all of your support, the historic theatre continues to be a local monument of entertainment.

To show our appreciation to the community for its timeless enthusiasm as we close on this milestone, we’re throwing an all-ages, free event featuring:

  • Live and local music from: Dana Scott, Jasmine Hackett, Alex Mendenall
  • Full bar concessions open with discounted drink prices
  • Growler fill stations
  • Bring your CLEAN growler and take advantage of the discounted drink prices
  • Behind the scenes tours led by Alicia Risk
  • Every hour (limited space available)
  • Art exhibits featuring art from the State Theatre team and friends of the theatre
  • Free popcorn
  • Tickets and merchandise for sale
  • Giveaways
  • A sidewalk chalk open doodle
  • Entertainment for the whole family


Alex Mendenall is a nationally touring indie soul musician based in Lansing, MI. Drawing from jazz, soul, lounge and Latin, Mendenall’s music is high-energy and features carefully crafted wordplay and rich orchestration.

Dana Scott is a local solo artist and front women with Big Trouble blues/soul band.

Jasmine Hackett has been playing guitar for nearly 15 years and she is grateful to be able to share her talents and hard work with you!


Kaleigh DeYoung is a mixed media artist. She paints for therapeutic/meditative purposes, letting creativity flow without worrying about the outcome.

William Hays is a Kalamazoo based artist, Graphic designer and Illustrator.  Currently he is working out of his studio (Royal Sage) at the Park Trades Center.  You can find his artwork in different locations around town and you can keep up with his instagram @nicevibedesigns.

Derek Ketchum is a Kalamazoo based photographer with a focus on Music, Lifestyle, and Commercial Photography.  A diverse photographer with many passions covering everything from  Live Music & Events, to doing Commercial photography in Automotive and Real Estate as well as Portrait work.  To keep up to date on some of the latest adventures, follow Derek on Instagram @KetchumPhotos  www.instagram.com/KetchumPhotos  In addition to following on Instagram, Photography from some of the 300+ shows over the past couple of years are included in the Weekly Updates as well as several feature articles inside of localspins.com

Liz Snyder founded Seamless Artistry in 2010 to offer professional body painting, face painting, henna tattooing, wall murals and custom artwork to her community.

Laura Kay Henderson is a Kalamazoo based model, actor, producer, and filmmaker. She began modeling in 2005; her work has since been accepted into 230+ exhibitions, in 22 countries worldwide. Her work with photographer David Whitson has been honored with 1 chapter medal, 4 gold, 2 silver, and 7 honorable mentions. Laura first met Liz Joy at a bodypainting photoshoot in 2010 after moving home from South Korea to start graduate school. She is excited to share their teamwork with you at Art Hop!

Jason Kovacs works the front door taking tickets and giving patrons general instructions when they enter the State Theatre. Almost everyone in his family does some type of art. He dabbles in photography, ceramics, stained glass, woodworking and painting. “I believe everyone needs art in their life whether they make it themselves or just experience the work that others produce.”

Mark & Melissa Hodges have been photography hobbyists together since 2002. Continuously capturing the moments in their lives. Although Mark has a degree in Time Based Media, photography is not a profession for either. “Photography adds so much value to our lives, by recording special events, people, or places, as well as helping us learn and grow as people. It allows us to share our life and experiences in a more meaningful way via that “frozen” moment captured in an image.” You can piece together fragments of an event and relive the entire moment from a single photograph.

Security Information:
All patrons are subject to search, pat down, and wanding.  The following items are not allowed in the venue: guns, knives, lasers, tasers, mace, glass items, cameras, selfie sticks, outside food or beverage, no bags over the dimensions of 8 inches wide by 5 inches tall with a width of 2 inches,  and other items that may challenge public safety.  You can view our full list by visiting our frequently asked questions here


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