Educational - Kids/Family - Nonprofit - Retail - Visual Arts
320 E. Michigan Avenue, Suite 101, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
BeadVenture is a program of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo. We teach youth, ages 7 to 17, the art and culture of beading, and the entrepreneurial skills to sell their work. Our members meet Mondays from 5:30 – 7:00pm and work in the studio to make jewelry and other beaded creations.
We are located in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo in a cooperative space that we call, The Handmade Boutique. Our youth have access to our studio/retail space to make and then sell their items, giving them the real life experience they need to become successful in the business world. We have also invited other artists and handmade vendors to share our space, providing local vendors a more permanent, long term space to reach their ideal clientele.