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Art enah Suit

Address115 S. Front St.
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 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

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

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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.

 


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 12th, 2021

    Chamber Spotlights Deerpath Recyclers

    Deerpath is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The company accepts car, truck and semi tires.Deerpath Recyclers Inc., located within the Dowagiac Industrial Park, opened its doors in 2006 as a tire recycling company.

    The company is a registered tire collection site with the State of Michigan, and is a registered tire hauler in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin.

    For the past 10 years, Deerpath Recyclers has worked with the State of Michigan on its Tire grants. The state issues grants for tire cleanups throughout Michigan. In doing so, Deerpath has been involved with many of the local community tire cleanups.

    Once the company has collected tires, it has a machine that chops them up into smaller pieces. The crumb rubber is then used to make different products and landscaping material.

     
  • April 12th, 2021

    A Word or Two from Our President

    Can you feel it? A new spring. Small changes. Perhaps a bit of light at the end of the tunnel?  

    No doubt there are still challenges for many. And the rear view has not been pretty for all. But, our business community has moved through with creativity, adaptive adjustments and with incredible support from our community.

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  • April 12th, 2021

    Ongoing Construction Transforms Storefronts

     Behind concealed windows, as interior construction progresses on downtown storefronts, later this spring renovation moves to the exterior, where one building, in particular, will enjoy a long awaited face lift.

    In March the Downtown Development Authority's Design Review Committee approved Facade Incentive applications from Shannon Lyons and Cathy McBride for the old Harvey building at 143 S. Front St., where both the front and rear facades will be redone.

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