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Fontana Festival of Art and Music (Kalamazoo, Mich.)



The Fontana Festival of Arts and Music began in 1980. The summer festival was held in Shelbyville, Michigan, and lasted from July to September, It featured local and regional artists and musicians. The Society eventually expanded their programing to include concerts held during the winter with local musicians as well as touring ensembles. In 2001, the society merged with the Chamber Music Society of Kalamazoo to form the Fontana Chamber of Arts. The Society holds a Fontana Downtown series in Kalamazoo, Michigan; a Fontana International Chamber Music Series and the Summer Music Festival. The Chamber of Arts has done some collaborating with the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Fontana Festival of Music and Art/Fontana Chamber Arts Collection

Identifier: RH-A-2802

This collection is composed of materials from the Fontana Festival of Music and Art and the Chamber Music Society, covering a period of 1980 to 2014. The summer festival was held for many years at The Art Emporium in Shelbyville, Michigan. However, year-round concerts are currently held at several venues in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Dates: 1980-2014