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Are you interested in making a donation to support our artists &

small business ventures?

 We are a non-profit organization and

all gifts are tax deductible.

To make a donation by mail,

please write a check written out to

Downtown Designs Gallery.

Mail to:

Downtown Designs Gallery

7 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd.

Newport, RI 02840

Downtown Designs artists in residence are supported by Looking Upwards Inc.


Founded in 1978, Looking Upwards is a private, nonprofit agency offering a wide array of services to adults with developmental disabilities and children and youth with special healthcare needs


.Looking Upwards is a service provider Our services have one overall goal, to support people in leading rich

and satisfying lives.

To reach that goal, we listen.

We partner with the individual and family members to develop a personalized plan. With the

resources of our caring team,

we assist the person in realizing

dreams such as success at

school, gratifying work,

artistic expression, enjoyment of relationships, participation and

inclusion in the wider community.

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We're grateful to the following partners who support our artistic and small business endeavors

and to BankNewport for helping to fund our new website.

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