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Our Story

Downtown Designs Gallery showcases artistic creations by individuals

with and without disabilities.  It's one of many artistic outlets and inclusive arts community engagement initiatives initiated by Looking Upwards.  Looking Upwards as you'll note below is a non-profit organization that supports individuals with disabilities in living their best life. ​For many, art is a passion and for some, art is a calling and a means to not only earn income, but to also meet others with similar passions.  Art forges meaningful connections and conversations which transcend differences of all types.  There's a ripple effect and magic that happens when these moments occur bringing people together and enriching the community.
We invite you to meet the artists

Our Sister Studios

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Studio 57 is an art studio where

creativity knows no bounds. S57 provides art instruction/workshops, exhibition opportunities and small business development for emerging artists, craftspeople, and photographers.

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Committed to serving the

rich cultural diversity of our community, we offer a wide variety of affordable programs, classes and events. The Collaborative works together with other non-profits, local businesses, artists, volunteers, schools and interns to assist in making creative opportunities accessible to all.

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