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Art and Suits

Address143 S. Front Street
Dowagiac , MI 49047
(directions)
Telephone269-414-2120

Local artist Larry Collins has combined his passion for art with vintage men's wear, within his working gallery in downtown Dowagiac. An artist for more than 40 years, Larry began drawing at the young age of nine and has never set his pen down.

Larry is best known for his wood burning, which has been showcased in galleries across Michigan and the United States. He has also adapted many of his designs into notecards and wearable art.

Art 'enah Suit also features a wonderful collection of vintage men's wear for sale, including suits, top hats, shoes and accessories. If you need something framed, Larry also provides matting and frame services.

The gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 to 7 p.m., by special appointment and during the week by chance.


Beckwith Theatre Co.

ContactJack Gannon
EmailInfo@BeckwithTheatre.com
Address100 New York Ave., PO Box 882
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Telephone269-782-7653

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Beckwith Theatre Co. is a Dowagiac-based community theatre.

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Blue Dart Art

ContactSharon Ott, President
Emailsharonottart@gmail.com
Address108 West Telegraph Street
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Telephone708.738.0558

Blue Dart Art is a non-profit group that brings art to the community through education programs, exhibition hosting, murals and public events.

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Green Dance Academy

ContactMary Green
EmailGreenDanceAcademyLLC@gmail.com
Address141 S. Front Street
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Telephone269-782-6800

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Green Dance Academy provides students of all ages with the skills they need to enjoy the performing arts for a lifetime. 

The forerunner of the dance academy was MKSOD that was formed in 1988.  The dance academy offers full-length mirrors, two-way mirrors for easy parent viewing in three of the four studios, professional quality dancer floors, waiting areas for parents and a student lounge.  Access to WiFi is available, as well as water and snacks.  

Classes include: Positively Dance, Dance Combos for ages 3 to 7, Acro, Ballet & Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Clogging, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Modern Contemporary and Dance Theatre.

 


JLN Studio

ContactJulie Nitz
Emailjulie@jlnstudio.com
Address2642 W John Beers Rd
Stevensville, MI 49127
(directions)
Telephone269-598-2464
 

JLN Studio, LLC opened its doors September 1, 2011, in a small studio in downtown New Buffalo, MI then grew into a larger studio in Three Oaks, Michigan. We now offer classes and consulting in our new 1400 square foot Art Studio in downtown Stevensville, MI.   JLN Studio is not only an art studio, but also a graphic design company helping numerous Southwest Michigan businesses enhance their marketing and visual brand with website design, logo creation, packaging, brochures and pamphlets, and SEO writing services.

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Miss Michele & Co.

ContactMichele Winchester
EmailMommieMichele@aol.com
Address212 S. Front St.
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Telephone269-462-9181

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Established in 2005, Miss Michele & Co. offers dance classes for ages two to adult.  Classes offered are Creative Movement, Combo, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Tumbling and Pointe.  Recreational and competitive classes are offered from beginner to advance levels.

As dance educators, not only do they teach technique and the art of dance, they believe it is their role to instill self esteem, confidence and life lessons that will influence their dancers to be the best they can be.

Miss Michele & Co. is a studio in which dance students of all ages come to learn, grow and foster their love of dance.  The dance studio's motto is Educate, Motivate and Inspire.

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  • April 1st, 2022

    Chamber hires new staff member

    The Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce announces the hiring of Matt Money as Chamber Marketing and Event Coordinator. 

    Money brings management, operational and event planning experience gleaned from over twelve years of employment at the University of Notre Dame to this Chamber of Commerce role.   Also, as a founding member of the Young Professionals Against Poverty in South Bend, Indiana, Money helped create, and then served as event director, for that community’s On the River Festival for eight years.  The event raised over $900,000 for South Bend’s Center for the Homeless.

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    The announcement was made by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The declaration includes Cass County.
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  • February 27th, 2022

    Facade Incentive Has Been Doubled

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    “With the cost of materials increasing, the DDA and City felt it was only appropriate to also increase the amount of our incentive,” said Vickie Phillipson, DDA program director.

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