Buy Local Art and Gift FairPop Up Shops featuring local artists on KNC's Visitor Center Bridge

While we cannot host our Buy Local Art & Gift Fair this year, you can still enjoy shopping OUTDOORS on KNC'S Visitor Center bridge. Weekends through December, 1pm-5pm (Weather permitting) 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. 

Please check in at naturecenter.org or social media for Pop-Up Shop openings and closing due to weather.


Pop Up Shop Artists

Birch & Fern  

Is a home-based company that creates products that are inspired by nature, eco-conscious and handcrafted. All materials are carefully selected and are natural, provided by the earth and organic when possible.  

www.birchnfern.com  |  www.facebook.com/birchnfern 

Fawkes Farms Studio

Fawkes Farms Studio 

Fawkes Farms Studio is where the creation of finished goods including goat milk soaps fresh from our goat milk, handspun and milk spun yarn along with spinning fibers, knitted and woven goods are made using Alpaca that were born on our farm along with sheep and goat fleeces purchased from area farms.  Our goal has always been to either grown the materials or support other local farms in order to create from the amazing farm creatures who produce our yearly wool and milk harvests.  We hope with every yarn, soap or textile piece you purchase, you know that you are bringing a piece of a local farm home with you. We thank you and so does our herd.   


Deb Flook 

 Is an enamellist using both a torch and kiln to make glass enamel jewelry. I use copper for most of my enamel pieces. But I also fold form, and etch copper for earrings, pendants, and bracelets. The enamels are my favorite though, because of the many vibrant enamel colors. You just have to check them out! 

You can find her on Etsy at Birchandblooms and at Birchandbloomsshop.com 

Linda House Kekic – House Jewelry & Glass 

I specialize in dichroic glass art jewelry including necklaces and earrings set in sterling silver.  For the holiday season, I make kiln fused glass art ornaments and small plates and candle holders.  All of my pieces are one of a kind, individually designed and hand crafted.  

I teach Jewelry/Metal Working and Kiln Fused Glass Art classes at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. I serve as the exhibit curator for the Eclectic Glass Guild of SW Michigan. 

Cicada Fibers

Karin Larsen 


Through a variety of techniques each Cicada Fiber design is like a Möbius strip, a constant engaging in a seamless play of colors, fibers, textures, and patterns.  Inspired by nature creating a rhythm and balance. Indigo, snow and eco dyed cashmere and wool scarves available as well as a variety of items including repurposed mittens and hats. 

Cal Longcore 

Makes jewelry and whatnot boxes from domestic and exotic woods. Some of the boxes are inlayed with Zig Zag or Indian Blanket patterns. Also, some have custom engravings and damaged woods are filled with various colored epoxies. I also make small wooden items. Such as, pencil holders, tape measures encased in wood and coasters. For more information, please contact Cal Longcore at 269-345-9390. 

Midwest Opener Co.  

is a creative design and manufacturing firm. While we mostly specialize in stainless steel bottle openers, we also design and produce other items as well. Everything is made in, and shipped from Kalamazoo, Michigan. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. 

Lorrie Simon 

Whimsical fused glass art work by Lorrie Simon including night lights, magnets, ornaments and trees on birch stands with tea lights. 


Jewelry by Meg Tang 

Intentionally created jewelry using recycled precious metals and consciously found stones and embellishments.  

Launda Wheatley 

Miniature canvases  |  Invite a personal intimacy with viewer that requires an up close connection with a miniature version of the larger natural world, coupled with a word or phrase written beneath the canvas designed to magnify the connection further.   Canvas/ Ink         2.75 x 2.75  and 1.75 x 1.75        framed 

Butterfly mobiles  |  Butterflies capture our attention with their delicacy and unique patterning of explosive color. They flutter from flower to flower, always beyond reach if pursued, but if we are still, they may just grace us with a fleeting pause on our shoulder. Butterflies invoke such a wonderful feeling of joy when I see them, that I now create them to flutter colorfully all year round when placed where the light can penetrate the inks of color. They fold open 360 degrees, are durable and sewn with an outdoor weather thread and sealed with a varnish to protect their color, and a charm or gem is tie to the bottom to give a stable weight. There are six butterflies per mobile.