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
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.
Please visit our gallery to view just some of our current items on display