Welcome to The Dreaming Bear Art Studio!

Hello friends! I have some kinda big, kinda bittersweet news to share with you! After 12 years of wonderful moments, I have decided to start a new chapter in my life. So on Saturday, May 21st the Dreaming Bear will be closing its doors. I am going on some new adventures, including doing some art therapy with local folks with developmental disabilities, and setting up a private art studio where I will work on developing my own skills as an artist and maker.

This has been stirring in my heart for a while, and now it’s time. I cannot find the words to express what your constant love and support have meant to me. Truly. It has been an awe inspiring, humbling and joyful adventure, and I have you all to thank for that. THANK YOU.
I plan to remain in touch with the community through various avenues. Possibly teaching, organizing artsy events and selling my creations. If you are interested in keeping in touch with me, please join The Dreaming Bear newsletter feed, and I will keep you up to date on all the “goings on”. 

The Dreaming Bear will remain open now through May 21st. Open studio hours will occur as usual….so if you’ve been meaning to come in and get creative, please do so! I would love to see you again….several times, in fact! And I want to honor any gift cards you may have that are still valid. We will continue to host private parties between now and the end of April. If you’ve thought of getting a group together for some creative time, there’s no better time than the present! We will host a “last hurrah” party on Saturday, May 21st. Stay tuned for that!      -Dori

 Open Studio Hours for May:
(Just drop in, no appointment necessary!)

Thursday:  12-6
Friday:  12-6
Saturday:  10-4
Evenings by appointment

We are a colorful make and take art studio in the heart of historic uptown Marion. You can drop in and create to your heart's content! Be sure to check out our events/workshop page for the latest and greatest offerings. The Dreaming Bear Art Studio is also happy to host your next special event: birthday parties, corporate team building events, Girl Scout troops, and more! Our little gift shop is where you can find unique handmade treasures, silly gifts, funny cards, and more!

Stop by and visit us: 720 11th Street, Marion, Iowa
Or call: 319-373-7070
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1 comment:

Sarah said...

The company I work for had a team building day. We went to the dreaming bear and each painted and created a work of art. The rooms were filled with laughter, great music, and a fun relaxing atmosphere. I had a blast and would HIGHLY recommend going to the dreaming bear!