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News Release: WHO SAID ART MUSEUMS ARE FOR THE LUNCH CROWD?

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April 25, 2019
Extended hours at Krasl Art Center begin May 1.
St. Joseph, Michigan, April 17, 2019
 
Walking down Lake Bluff Park last summer, you probably noticed some major changes at Krasl Art Center (KAC). The institution underwent a major grounds redesign in Fall of 2018, adding a monumental sculpture, shaded plaza, new fire feature, multiple strolling sidewalks, five new sculpture pads, a bike rack, and a 140’ custom-designed bench overlooking the campus and Lake Michigan.
 
These physical changes came with a newly adopted mission statement: “Inspire Meaningful Change and Strengthen Community through the Visual Arts.” In addition to these changes, you will find contemplative exhibitions in both galleries, 41 works of public sculpture throughout Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, and regional artists featured in the KAC gift shop. Starting May 1, visitors have even more opportunities to - in the words of founder Olga Krasl - “make life more worthwhile” with new, extended hours.
 
Hours effective May 1:
 
Monday - Thursday: 11 AM - 8 PM
Friday - Sunday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Closed Tuesdays January - March
 
The new hours were selected after careful consideration of community need. Later hours allow guests to contemplate artwork in the galleries and explore all of the educational and artistic opportunities at KAC, regardless of a work or school schedule.
 
Krasl Art Center encourages guests to explore all KAC has to offer, now at all hours of the day.
Images left to right: Top row: Family Days at the Krasl Art Center are a fun and free way to spend quality family time! Middle: Body Language artist Rui Sha prepares for her performance piece at the opening party. Mendel Center Executive Director Mike Nadolski leads a discussion on the importance of non-verbal communication and improv comedy. Bottom: Rising Crossing Tides by Richard Hunt welcomes visitors to Krasl Art Center.
Krasl Art Center is a nonprofit art museum and learning center that enriches the lives of people living in or visiting Southwest Michigan by delivering enlightening art experiences through diverse education opportunities, meaningful events and high quality exhibits and collections. KAC’s mission is to inspire meaningful change and strengthen community through the visual arts. To learn more, visit krasl.org.