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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! 


Please note: The Gallery and Visitor Center is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
The Gallery is closed Saturday, September 16 from Noon - 5 pm for a private rental.

Buy Local Art & Gift Fair

Buy Local Art and Gift FairCall for Artists 

Buy Local Art & Gift Fair
Friday, December 3, 2021 5:30pm-8:00pm (Member's only Jingle Mingle)
Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:00am-4:00pm open to public with free admission

See KNC's Visitor Center magically transformed with top-quality work from more than 50 local artisans in a fun and festive atmosphere. KNC supports buying local and gives back to the community by offering FREE admission all day long to both the Art & Gift Fair and the trails.  

Application & Artwork Submission: 
Artists are selected for participation based on the diversity and quality of work they bring to the Fair. Work must be of the artist’s original concept, design, and execution. Original works utilizing natural and recycled materials are encouraged.  Categories may include, but are not limited to, printmaking, painting, photography, fiber arts, art glass, jewelry, ceramics, woodworking, sculpture, fair trade products, and licensed food items. No franchises please.

Learn More & Apply Here by September 30

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.

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.