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Washington Avenue Arts and Culture Crawl 

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Welcome to WAACC, a free arts and culture event located in Kalamazoo’s Edison Neighborhood, held quarterly on the second Saturday of October, January, April, and July. 

You are encouraged to read all of the following information, and if you would like to participate, fill out the registration form in Section 2 by September 20th.***

Hosted by the Edison Neighborhood Association (ENA) and its partners, this project aligns with the ENA’s mission to enhance the quality of life for its residents through place-making efforts involving arts, culture, and the environment.

 

WAACC is designed to connect venues in Washington Square to venues on Fulford Street, connected by Washington Ave, creating a mile-long "Crawl" through the neighborhood. Each participating location will host an artist, performer, participatory art-making project or group activity. 

Audiences and artists alike are able to showcase and express themselves through this free, community-focused, family-friendly event. People of all backgrounds and skills are encouraged to participate. This includes underground, amateur, and under-represented artists in all mediums with a focus on welcoming culturally diverse and historically excluded populations such as black, indigenous, people of color and the queer community.

 

This event is walk-able, bike-able, and pedestrian-friendly. It is accessible via the regular #8 Egleston Metro Transit Bus, which connects all of the venues. Street parking is available.

Participating partners and venues include: 

 

  • Dormouse Theatre

  • Move With Joy Dance School

  • Christian Science Church

  • Fire Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative

  • Twine Urban Winery

  • 812 Gallery

  • ENA Community Room

  • Sugar Bowl Bar & Grille

  • Mint Cannabis

  • Open-Air Space at the Washington-Cameron Junction

  • West Michigan Spartans

  • Jerico Studios

  • Fiddle Leaf Cafe

  • Clover Room

  • Wax Factory

  • ModeShift

  • Kalamazoo Experiential Learning Center … and more!

Questions? email WAACC Program Director Eana Agopian: eana@edisonneighborhood.com

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