A creative community, located at the corner of Park Street and Kalamazoo Avenue.  


Building Bio

The Park Trades Center has stood for more than 100 years. Originally a manufacturing facility, today it houses a large creative community of over 150 artists, artisans, designers, entrepreneurs, and small business people who are responsible for some of the most inventive creative work being made between Detroit and Chicago.

A selection of our artists open their studio doors every first Friday of the month during Kalamazoo's Art Hop, 5-9pm.* Every May and November we host a Bi-Annual Open Studio Tour, when over 50 of our artists open their studio doors to the public. This is the best time to visit the Park Trades Center. Visit our Event Calendar for the next Art Hop date.

*Kalamazoo's Art Hops are coordinated by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo

Leasing Information

The Park Trades Center has been leasing space to artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs for over 30 years. With 140,000 square feet and 95 studios, this 105 year old building accommodates artists and artisans creating works in a variety of media including glass, printmaking, papermaking, metalsmithing, welding, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, woodworking, woodcarving, photography, painting, textiles, screenprinting, installation art, video, and beadworking. Among these artists, are tenants working in a variety of fields and types of businesses.

Studios are available to rent throughout the year, and are open to anyone with a creative spirit. For more information or to arrange an appointment to see available spaces, call (269) 345-3311 or email alexa@parktradescenter.com

Find out more about leasing space here


Building Access

To ensure that the artist or business you are interested in seeing is here, schedule an appointment to see their studio by contacting them directly. Visit our Directory for our tenants' contact information.

The Park Trades Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5:30pm. The building is locked for security purposes evenings and weekends. Because there are a variety of scheduled activities that take place after the building is normally closed, we ask that you check our Event Calendar for additional information. 

Many artists work in their studios on weekends, but can only be reached by appointment. Please contact the individual artist to arrange appointments or entry into the building.


Metered parking is available on all streets adjacent to the building and is free after 5:00pm and on weekends. A large city parking ramp is located two blocks SE of the Park Trades Center and a second large ramp just west of the Radisson (two blocks S), is within easy walking distance.

Please note- The parking lot North of our loading dock is private and reserved for building tenants who pay for these spaces.

*Violators will be towed.

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