Arts at KNC

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

Artist in the Glen Vista Gallery

Mary Whalen & Sharon Gill
Division of Birds/Soundscapes and Photographs Exhibit runs through November 29

Photographer Mary Whalen and Dr. Sharon Gill, professor of Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University, have developed a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) project, incorporating science and art to understand and visualize our environment and it’s history. The project merges Mary's Still Life photographs of museum specimens with Sharon’s soundscape recordings, a blend of visual history and naturalism, as well as modern technology.


Buy Local Art & Gift Fair

Buy Local Art & Gift Fair
December 9, 2017

The Buy Local Art & Gift Fair 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. Learn more...

Artist 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. NOTEWhile 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.

Sculpture Tour

HeronSculpture Tour

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.

Kalamazoo Nature Center  •  7000 North Westnedge Avenue  •  Kalamazoo, MI 49009
PHONE (269) 381-1574  •  FAX (269) 381-2557 

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