Art Is Blooming at Blandford Nature Center’s Spring Nature Makers Market

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Annual free Spring Nature Makers Market features local artists and vendors from the Grand Rapids area who create products inspired by nature or use natural, sustainable materials.

The annual Spring Nature Makers Market at Blandford Nature Center is back again just in time for Mother's Day weekend! Mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and other family or friends are invited to come celebrate by shopping for nature-inspired goods. This free, single-day event will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2024 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Blandford Nature Center.

The Nature Makers Market highlights local artists and vendors from the Grand Rapids area who create products inspired by nature or use natural, sustainable materials. This year's spring market features 31 local artists who will be selling textiles, prints, ceramics, glassworks, jewelry, stationery, stickers, and more. Shoppers will find a variety of styles and a wide selection of items available—all of which are created with nature in mind.




Vendors include: Red Hydrant Press, Betsy O'Neill Fine Art, Field Sparrow Studio, Redbriar Studio, Querkus Creative, Runaway Press, Wildship Studio, Emily Luyk Illustration & Fine Art, Robyn Lynn Studios, Spring Thaw Designs, Solstice Handmade, Nature Walk , One More Knot, Redbudsuds, Blue Elephant Glass, MOMMA and Mae Bean, Gathered Botanicals, Woven Apothecary, Organic + Wild, Grand Legacy Woodworking, My Lovely Muse, Forest Press Co, Astounding Illustrations, Miss Nanny Falanny, Francesca Smorch, Sue Van Dame Jewelry, Silverthorn Pottery, Moss and Mist Pottery, Light Journey Creation, and Good Omen.

"We're so happy to be hosting another Spring Nature Makers Market just in time for Mother's Day," said Camilla Voelker, Community Programs Coordinator at Blandford Nature Center. "But whether you'll be celebrating the holiday or not, this is a great opportunity for our community to connect with local artists and appreciate the natural world."

Shopping will include the Blandford Nature Center Gift Shop, where guests can purchase limited edition Wildlife T-shirts with all proceeds going towards supporting over 30 rehabilitated wildlife ambassadors. Visitors can also check out the R.B Stilwill Blacksmith Shop and request custom projects from Blandford's volunteer blacksmith, Lori Beck. Coffee from Relation Coffee will be available for purchase for guests to enjoy while shopping.

Admission to the Nature Makers Market is free and no registration is required to attend. Visitors can learn more about the vendors and see a preview of what might be available by visiting Blandford's Community Calendar at Blandford Nature Center.

Courtesy of West Michigan Woman.

Main photo: Artist: Betsy O'Neil; Photo Courtesy of Blandford Nature Center. Within copy photo: Artist: Kristina Spitzner; Photo Courtesy of Blandford Nature Center. 


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