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! 


Buy Local Art and Gift FairPop Up Shops featuring local artists at Trailhead Gifts & Books!

While we cannot host our Buy Local Art & Gift Fair this year, you can still enjoy shopping at KNC's Trailhead Gift & Books shop to enjoy 10 popular Buy Local artisans. Beginning October 28 through December, these festive booths will be ready for you to shop for everyone on your list. Your purchases will support both local artists and KNC! Please note: member and staff discounts do not apply to artist booth sales. 

Buy Local Art & Gift Fair

Due to the uncertainty of Covid-19, The Buy Local Art & Gift Fair is postponed until June 2021. Check back for dates and details.


Artist in the Glen Vista Gallery

Artists in the Glen Vista Gallery

Artist in the Glen Vista

Check back soon for a video highlighting the show!







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 2021-2022.  Learn more and apply here.

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.