whirlythingsWhirlythings are kinetic wind driven yard art. Barn Birds are decorations made from barn board and vintage metals. Designer and artist Ken Kieran has been making Whirlythings since 2007, and has been a part of Beaverdale Farmers Market from the start.

Visit their annual Garden Art Show & Sale at 4320 Franklin Avenue in Des Moines on Sunday, June 1 from noon-5 pm. In addition to Whirlythings,  you’ll find jewelry, pottery, mosaics, paintings and geodesic sculptures.

View Ken with his and others’ creations in this video from the 2013 Garden Art Show & Sale: http://youtu.be/I8UDytJxsrI

Find more on their website: www.whirlythings.com

Whirlythings will be at the Vintage & Made Fair at Jordan Camp in West Des Moines on June 7-8. It’s another fine local festival with crafts, arts, music and food.