Our Weaving and Spinning Shop, Studio and Gallery
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The dream of a family touched by autism. "WEaving A purpose"
As the parents of a young woman with autism, Eric and Beryl Bartkus knew there was something missing for individuals and families affected by autism and developmental disabilities. The big question is always, "What will my child do when he/she ages out of school?" For those with special needs in Michigan this happens when they reach the age of 26. Eric and Beryl believe that one answer to that question is the opportunity to enjoy meaningful work in the "real world".
Ability Weavers has established its weaving studio in the small town of Lowell Michigan. It is here that we believe our employees will develop a sense of purpose
When visiting the Art Galleries and Art Studios and Antique shops along the Blue Star Highway in West Michigan, Along with Saugatuck, Douglas and Holland, one stop you have to make is the Artist Studios and Art Gallery of Baker Allegan Studios in Allegan. We currently have over 30 unique, Artisans of West Michigan displaying in our Gallery. From Watercolor and Oil Painters to Woodcarvers and Turners, Jewelry made from Bullets, Stones and Wood, Potters, Rug Weavers, Fabric Weavers and Hand-Spun Yarns. We have a most wonderful selection of some of the most unique art pieces you will find.
Need a Gift? Purchasing one from us guaranties that your special someone will never see anyone with the same item. Everything here is made by the Artist and is a one-of-a-kind original.
This newly restored and handicap accessible Historic building, built in 1907 as part of Baker Furniture Factories, features 6 working Artists Studios for rent in the lower level. The main floor boasts a 1000 sq. ft Art Gallery featuring the works of some of Allegan's finest Artists, displayed with beautiful Antique Furniture. Also on the main floor, the 2000 sq. ft. Fiber Arts Studio; Sow Spun Silk, the weaving shop and studio of Debbie Leverence.
Located at the south end of Water Street in the Milling District of Downtown Allegan, Baker Allegan Studios is the first step in the revitalization of this Historic District.
Most notably, the Milling District was the Original home of Baker Furniture. Founded here in Allegan in 1893 by Seib Baker, Baker Furniture was taken to its world renowned status by his son Hollis Baker in 1925. Baker operated in Allegan before moving to Holland Mi. in 1933
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Business Hours: Wed. - Sat. 10:00am to 6:00pm, Sun. 12:00 - 5:00pm
(Closed Monday & Tuesday)
Weaving, Spinning, Art Gallery and Antiques
148 Mill District Road, Allegan MI. 49010 (269) 903-6883