Explore Our Story




Downtown Designs is an art gallery and jewelry design studio, co-operated by Looking Upwards Inc., a Middletown, Rhode Island based nonprofit agency that supports adults with disabilities and children with diverse needs to lead fulfilling lives.

Our business began when a group of artistic individuals with disabilities came to a decision, They wanted to create a small business and to do the work they loved!

Our gallery’s focus is: Sharing Art – Sharing Space – Sharing Community. We believe that creating and sharing art is one of the ways in which communities are built, sustained and enriched. Engaging with community is at the very heart of living fully.