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“Jingle Mingle” KNC Member Event Friday

December 3, 5:30-8pm

Buy Local Art & Gift Fair

Saturday, December 4, 9am-4pm open to public with free admission

Artwork Submission Deadline: September 30, 2021

Artist notification by October 15, 2021 Application fee $25 (non-refundable)

Booth Fee $100 (due by October 31, upon selection by art committee)



The Buy Local Art & Gift Fair at the Kalamazoo Nature Center (KNC) is a celebration of local artists and goods inspired by nature. Artists will be 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. 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. Application and booth fees support KNC and are non-refundable.


Set-up will be 10am-4:30 pm Friday, December 3. Artists and vendors will have a designated parking area. All artists/vendors must be set up by 4:30 pm. (No exceptions) The invitation-only KNC Jingle Mingle Member Event on Friday, December 3, runs from 5:30-8 pm.

  • Each artist will have approximately 10’x10’of space with two chairs. Exhibitors are encouraged to bring their own tables. Due to the configuration of KNC’s Visitor Center, an exact 10’x10’ space is not guaranteed.
  • Your exhibit space may be located on the upper or lower level. Space assignment is at the discretion of KNC.
  • A limited number of 8’ tables are available at $10/table on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Artists are responsible for their own set-up and take-down. There will not be extra storage, so please be prepared to store goods and personal belongings within your space or in your vehicle. Exhibitors must supply their own displays and table coverings. No walls/ceilings will be available for hanging items, and ceiling height may be as low as 8 feet.


Artists are responsible for processing their own sales. The Kalamazoo Nature Center does not collect a commission on exhibitors’ sales. Booths must be occupied at all times and must remain open during the entire event. Wi-Fi is limited, personal hot spots are recommended. KNC is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.

Event Promotion

The Kalamazoo Nature Center will promote the event throughout Southwest Michigan. The Buy Local Art & Gift Fair is a fundraising event for KNC. Thank you for supporting the Kalamazoo Nature Center through your participation!

Hours & Admission

KNC Trails: 9 am - 7:30 pm   
Visitor Center: Saturday, 9am-5pm Sunday, 1pm-5pm. 
The Visitor Center is closed weekdays during renovation.

KNC Members free, Non-Members: $5 adult, $4 senior, $3 children 4-17, 3 and under free
Safe and easy pre-paid admission available now! Purchase admission here.


7000 North Westnedge Avenue  Kalamazoo, MI  49009

For registration/programs:  (269) 381-1574 x24
Guest Services:  (269) 381-1574 x0

Hours & Admission


KNC Trails |  9 am - 7:30 pm 
Visitor Center  |  Wednesday - Saturday, 9am-5pm Sunday, 1pm-5pm
The Visitor Center is closed Mondays & Tuesdays.


Admission Rates: Please note: Admission pricing reduced during Visitor Center closure.

KNC Members free, Non-Members: $5 adult, $4 senior, $3 children 4-17, 3 and under free

Safe and easy pre-paid admission available now! Purchase admission here.