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February 4, 2022

Kalamazoo State Theatre  

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Event: 5:00PM

It’s all about celebrating art!  The art of brewing, the art of glass making, the art of pottery and the art of our historic theatre.

Join us at the Kalamazoo State Theatre for a special celebration of Kalamazoo Craft Beverage Week Friday, February 4, 2022!

Celebrate Kalamazoo Craft and Beverage Week with a selection of featured craft beers from Tapistry Brewing as well as some select craft cocktails in our lobby, sign up to take our Historic Backstage and Beyond Tour and admire some amazing artists all in the warmth of our lobby.

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!

We are proud to feature local artist Eric Strader of Eric Strader Pottery, and artists Michael Fortin & Judith Konesni of Avolio GlassWerks!

Eric’s work includes functional as well as one-of-a-kind pieces that have been featured in many invitational and juried exhibitions as well as art fairs throughout the Midwest. Much of his work is drinkware and he makes mugs for many breweries including Bell’s Brewery and mug club mugs for Paw Paw Brewing Company. He also makes coffee mugs, whiskey cups, beer mugs, tankards, wine cups, tumblers and more.

Avolio GlassWerks is the combined glass blowing effort of Judith Konesni and Michael Fortin.  With more than 50 years of combined glass working expertise, Michael and Judith specialize in traditional hand blown glass and have also created impressive cast forms, dramatic fused and kiln formed works, and detailed lampworked creations. Individually Judith and Michael are able to invent colorful, unique items that are perfect for home and office; as gifts for friends, family or clients; corporate awards large and small. As a team their experience places them at the highest level; able to meet a client’s needs for lighting, commercial and private installations, public art (indoors and out), and architectural installations of all kinds.

About Tapistry Brewing – Tapistry Brewing has one goal: creating the highest quality hand craft Michigan beer.  Whether it’s a classic English Robust Porter, New England Style IPA or a Bourbon barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout, they craft their beverages with purpose.   Their beer is hand-crafted in beautiful Bridgman, MI, just one mile from Weko Beach and 6 miles from Warren Dunes.  Their taproom features “20” hand crafted beers, smokehouse sandwiches and other artisan selections.


Historic Backstage and Beyond Tour Information:

  • $35/person
  • Includes 1 drink ticket, a commemorative poster and a KST pint koozie.
  • Historic venue tours are available for purchase on the hour at 5PM, 6PM, 7PM and 8PM. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.
  • Booking ahead of time highly encouraged
  • Tours can be book online at https://kazoo-state-shop.square.site/tours or you may call or email us to reserve a slot and pay at our lobby “check in” table



RSVP On Facebook HERE

Artist Information – https://www.facebook.com/avolioglass/ | https://www.facebook.com/EricStraderPottery

Tapistry Brewing – https://tapistrybrewing.com/


February 4, 2022
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