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September 8, 2017

Kalamazoo State Theatre  |  Display & Judging: 5:00pm-9:00pm on 9/8.

Secure tickets to the poster viewing & voting on Eventbrite  HERE


Calling all artists, freelance designers, and creatives!

Bringing entertainment to all ages since 1927, the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre has had a standing presence in the community for local and favorite acts, and first-time memories in an atmospheric Mediterranean courtyard under the twinkling stars. For our 90th anniversary, we want to give all the imaginative minds an opportunity to share their memories and experiences of the State Theatre in one cohesive design while gaining recognition for their talent! Posters will be displayed & voted on at our 90th Anniversary Celebration on September 8th.

How to enter to win:

  1. Design an original 11”x17” poster depicting what the Kalamazoo State Theatre means to you. You can create a look that includes past artists, history, architecture, the State Theatre and its community, or your own interpretation. The theatre is your muse.
  2. Follow these design specs: Colors should be CMYK not RGB. Final print files should be PDF. Image resolution 300ppi. Allow for 1/8th Bleeds, (0.125) should be added to the trim size.
  3. Submit final artwork as a digital file by sharing a DROBOX LINK to the Kalamazoo Sate Theatre at info@kazoostate.com by 11PM on September 4th, 2017. No attachments please.
  4. Entries will be displayed in the venue for our 90th celebration and Art Hop event on September 8, 2017. All event attendees will receive one ticket as a vote for their favorite poster.
  5. Votes will be counted the following Monday and winners will receive as follows:

First Place Winner:

  • Recognition on Kalamazoo State Theatre Website with link to business or portfolio from September 2017 through December 2017
  • Facebook/Twitter/Instagram recognition
  • $50 Kalamazoo State Theatre gift card, T-Shirt, Koozie, and Sticker
  • 4 tickets to our double-feature, acclaimed blues event, Take me to the River
  • Movie package to upcoming KST presented films in 2017-2018

Second Place Winner:

  • $50 Kalamazoo State gift card, T-shirt, Koozie, and sticker
  • 2 tickets to our double-feature, acclaimed blues event, Take me to the River

Third Place Winner:

  • $25 Kalamazoo State gift card, Koozie, and sticker
  • 2 tickets to our double-feature, acclaimed blues event, Take me to the River


For further information or questions regarding the event, please call the box office at 269-345-6500 or email info@kazoostate.com with subject line, “POSTER CONTEST 2017.” All submissions must be submitted by email by 11PM on 9/4/17 to qualify.


More details on our 90th Anniversary Celebration click HERE
RSVP on Facebook HERE


September 8, 2017
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