Heron sculpture in KNC Arboretum

Arts at KNC

Whether 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! 

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:

Pen Dragons Calligraphy Guild exhibition, Interconnections: People & the Planet

Artist reception Sunday, April 7, 2-4 pm

Pen Dragons Calligraphy Guild will be at KNC's Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 20 12 pm - 4 pm!

Pen Dragons Calligraphy Guild People and the Pen: A Calligraphy Tool “Petting Zoo”
FREE informal drop-in workshop. Learn about the art of calligraphy through demonstrations by members of Pen Dragons Calligraphy Guild. Try some of the tools and media yourself and receive a bookmark with your name written by a calligrapher. (Donations accepted.)


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.