Below is a map of Michigan with our location to help you find us! Kalamazoo is located off I-94 conveniently between Chicago and Detroit, MI. West Michigan Glass Art Center is about one hour south of Grand Rapids, 30 minutes west of Battle Creek, 1 hour west of Jackson, Michigan. There are so many fun things to do in Kalamazoo, so many Kalamazoo Attractions! So if you are wondering what to do in MI or fun things to do in Michigan with kids, give us a call! We are right in the heart of Downtown Kalamazoo with the Radisson and Kalamazoo House Bed and Breakfast a short walk away. If you need help finding a hotel to suite your needs please call us, 269-552-9802. West Michigan University is also about 2 miles away so work us into your plans while visiting a student!
Downtown Kalamazoo is thrilled to have so much entertainment and fun. Bells Brewery within walking distance, a fun piano bar called Monaco Bay, fantastic downtown shops that boast great food (try Zazzios in the Radisson for a romantic meal, London Grill for a great pub atmosphere with music on the weekends or Sushi Ya for fantastic sushi). For other stuff to do in Kalamazoo, take your family to visit the Kalamazoo Air Zoo where they can scream to their hearts content in simulators and learn about airplanes! The Rave Theater is a great place to enjoy movies in downtown Kalamazoo. Also, every first Friday of the month is Kalamazoo's Art Hop! West Michigan Glass Art Center is open from 5-9 to enjoy glassblowing and other events. You should definitely join us! For a map of all the participating downtown locations for the Art Hop, stop on by for a brochure.
We can create an affordable class just for your family, friends, groups, team building or party! We have many couples come in to blow glass together for their anniversaries or an evening out together to create memories. So when you need ideas for date night, think of us! Our glassblowing classes are a great way to learn a new skill together. And the best part? We can coordinate a date and time with an instructor for one-on-one instruction with just you and your honey!!
If you are needing kids activities in Kalamazoo, we host many birthday parties here at West Michigan Glass Art Center. Popular activities for kids include sandblasting (blast a mug, cup or vase with your own personal design), glass fusing or kiln fusing (create a keepsake group glass panel that can be hung, design a sun catcher or tile or create colorful pendants!). Flameworking is also a popular choice among kids 10 years old and up. Students can create colorful pendants, fun for both girls and boys. And of course, glass blowing is something on everyone's bucket list! Contact us for fun glassblowing projects for your family. Remember, we can create programs just for your family on your budget and time frame.
Keep in mind our glass Summer Camp for kids every June and July if you are in the Kalamazoo or Southwest Michigan area.