Arts at KNCWhether it's supporting local artists at the Buy Local Art & Gift Fair, taking part in a workshop, taking in an exhibition in the Glen Vista Gallery, or exploring sculpture in the Arboretum, there's always something amazing to see at KNC! 

Kalamazoo Zugunruhe

ZugunruheKalamazoo Zugunruhe is coming September 7

Call for artists - open now through August 15!

We'll have food truck vendors, local artists for a special open air art fair, and tons of activities including musical performances, speakers, activities, bird banding tours, butterfly hikes, live animal programs, and partner programs by Crescendo Academy of Music and Wellspring Dance Company throughout the day! The day will round out at 5 pm with a special Bats & Brews at the Barn! Learn more on registering as an artist for the event here...

Buy Local Art & Gift Fair

Buy Local Art and Gift FairOnline artist applications open June 1 through August 31 for the 2019 Buy Local Art & Gift Fair!

The Buy Local Art & Gift Fair is coming on Saturday, December 7! This is not your ordinary art fair - more than 50 local artisans transform the Visitor Center with their creative displays and top-quality work. Visitors enjoy chatting with the artists and vendors, surrounded by the beauty of the winter woods. KNC supports buying local and gives back to the community by offering FREE ADMISSION to both the Art & Gift Fair and the beautiful winter trails.


Exhibit in the Glen Vista Gallery

Glen Vista Gallery

The Glen Vista Gallery is a 1,300 square foot gallery space which acts as a space for artists to exhibit nature-related artwork. NOTE: While the gallery is typically open to the public, there are certain times when a class or other organization will use the space or have it reserved for a special event.  Please call ahead at 269-381-1574 ext. 0 to verify gallery hours.

Exhibit at the Kalamazoo Nature Center!

Connect people with nature through art! Local and regional artists are invited to submit their nature-related, two-dimensional artwork for review to exhibit in the Glen Vista Gallery for 8-week exhibitions in 2020.  Learn more and apply here.

Artist in the Glen Vista Gallery


June 2 - July 31  |  Reception June 2, 2-4 pm

Treewhispers (Treewhispers.com) is an ongoing, international, multi-generational collaboration involving handmade paper, art and personal stories related to trees. Jim Triezenberg spoke with members of the group in the video below.


Sculpture Tour

Heron Sculpture in KNC Arboretum

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Arboretum on a self-guided Sculpture Tour.  Some are easy to find, such as the beautiful marble "Snowy Owl" by Paul Keeslar.  Others, like Robert Cumpston's "Squirrel," are a bit more of a fun challenge ... see if you can find his hiding place!

Stop in to Guest Services to pick up a copy of the Sculpture Tour brochure or view it online here.