Saturday, August 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, August 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Back for its fifth year, the newly expanded Art in the Garden is a unique showcase of art and nature, geared to Arboretum visitors of all ages. Find a wide variety of juried art displayed by talented artists who will be on hand to meet with visitors in the "Artist Village" near the Margot Picnic Shelters. The Artist Village is a place where visitors and artists can mix, mingle, stroll, eat and shop!

The arboretum has expanded the family fun events this year.

  • Wonder Weavers story telling Saturday and Sunday
  • Strolling musician Paul Imholte on Saturday
  • Nick Jordan and friends playing music on Sunday
  • Lawn games and face painting both days

Food and beverage concessions will be on site to serve hungry, thirsty patrons!

Photo by Al GienckeArt in the Garden is a showcase of art in nature featuring traditional art mediums:

  • Ceramics
  • Jewelry
  • Wood
  • Sculpture
  • Fiber Arts
  • Painting
  • Mixed Media
  • Drawing/Printmaking
  • Glass
  • Photography
  • Metal
  • Recycled/Green Art

New in 2017 is the Young Artist category featuring artists ages 12 - 17. Come visit and shop these budding artists' work, located in Picnic Shelter A, near the Learning Center.


Art in the Garden Participating Vendors

ACME Project Shop

Angell's Images

AnnMade in Minnesota

AO Designs


Avant Garden Studio

Benda Photography

Broken & Beautiful

CAPtivating Designs

Diane Gamm

Earth, Wick and Fire

Eureka Pots

Faerie Houses

Fresh & Alive Fine Art

Gardens And Art

Glens Natural Woodcrafts

Hardware Iron & Stone

Hartford Avenue Quilts

HKH Studios

Jon Smithers

Jules Loft

Katie's Catchers & Nature Canvas

Kettle Creek Kitchens



Ma Belle Vie

Nocturnalvision Photography

Patti's Granola and Nuts

Peoples Bead Dreams

Pete Rose Productions


Renegade Art

Rusty Nail Woodcraft Inc.

Scrappy Products

Shimmering Carbon

Skirting the Rules

Sonnek Metal Art

Stella Sparrow Designs

Stubborn Oaks

Sue Brown Photography

T.R. Hawkinson LTD

The Hughes Girls

The Island Collection

The Silver Scarab

Tom Soucek

Turner and Pooch

Umami Pottery

Vandalia Street Press

Vikse Designs

Well Traveled Jewelry

Whimsy Welding

Z Art