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Melanie Mark

Business: The Feathered Nest - Art, Antiques and Interesting objects
Phone: 352-480-8400

There’s a wonderful shop secreted deep under shady oaks in the very center of Belleview: a huge cooperative gallery of artists, craftsmen and workers, plying their trades in all artistic mediums within a phenomenal, century-old mansion.

Within the mansion’s public rooms are showcases of art, handmade treasures and other items that quickly takes your breath away.

When considering unique shopping experiences, one can’t help but admire this quaint, yet grand 100 year old mayoral mansion overlooking Belleview’s picturesque Lake Lillian.

Sitting atop the highest point in Belleview and located almost directly under the Belleview Water Tower (diagonally across from the Belleview Children’s Water Park), the Feathered Nest offers air-conditioned, indoor-shopping treat.

The Feathered Nest is graciously hosted by proprietor Melanie Mark, a multi-award winning artist graduate of Gainsville’s Sante Fe College, who charmingly oversees this eclectic shop and offers a rich assortment of art & specialty wares.

Further, the Feathered Nest hosts specialty events throughout the year, with craft fairs, live music, small gatherings, artist spotlight-events, craftsman exhibits… and occasionally opens the mansion’s Tea Room for private events.

Neither a ‘Booth’ store nor a consignment thrift store, this co-operative gallery offers prices set by each artist or craftsman, with no additional consignment fees hidden within the price tag. Thus, prices are always reasonable and sometimes, seemingly too low for such quality offered.

The vast assortment of items for sale at the Feathered Nest will please the most discerning of shoppers. With an inventory that changes daily, and with special, one-of-a-kind offerings, and super-low, artist prices; Belleview’s Feathered Nest is guaranteed to welcome you back again & again.

The Feathered Nest is a pet-friendly, non-smoking facility

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