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Bear Creek Gifts

Bear Creek Entry and Staff
Bear Creek Gifts and Studio took its name from the creek that runs along the east side of the Beatrice State Developmental Center.

We opened our doors in May of 2012 under the helm of Pat Sookram who was hired to facilitate the Art Studio and James Bush was hired to run the business. 
Individuals living at BSDC have been encouraged to explore what the Studio has to offer. Pat had the task of moving the view of the art craft from being an “activity,” to one where individuals can hone their artistic skills and turn out a quality, marketable product.
Some individuals work on their own projects, which they later consign for sale in the Gift Shop, while others may take part in working on steps of projects (i.e. – priming wood for painting, cutting out pictures for decoupage projects, etc.) where they are paid an hourly wage for their work.
Our product line includes:
  • Individuals’ artwork
  • Candles/room fresheners
  • Custom doormats
  • Nebraska-themed products
  • Bead jewelry
  • Slumped wine bottles
  • Special occasion balloons
  • Holiday-themed products
We have committed ourselves to look for new products and techniques to expand our line of merchandise.  Bear Creek Gifts is a member of the Beatrice Chamber of Commerce and the East Beatrice Business Association.

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Monday    8:00 - 5:00
Tuesday    8:00 - 5:00
Wednesday    8:00 - 5:00
Thursday    8:00 - 5:00
Friday    8:00 - 5:00
Saturday           Closed
  Sunday           Closed
Closed State Holidays
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