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Bear Creek Gifts

Bear Creek Entry and Staff

Bear Creek Gifts and Studio is named for the creek that runs along the east side of the BSDC campus. Bear Creek Gifts is a member of the Beatrice Chamber of Commerce and the East Beatrice Business Association.

Doors opened May 2012, with Pat Sookram visualizing the Art Studio and James Bush running the business. Arts and crafts went from being an “activity,” to an opportunity to use artistic skills to produce quality, marketable products. Individuals are encouraged to explore what the Studio has to offer.
Some people work on their own projects, which they consign for sale in the Gift Shop.
Other people take part in working on specific steps to produce projects (i.e. – priming wood for painting, cutting pictures for decoupage projects). These people are paid an hourly wage.


Monday - Friday  8:00 - 5:00
Closed Saturday, Sunday, & State Holidays
  • Artwork 
  • Candles
  • Room fresheners 
  • Custom doormats
  • Nebraska-themed products
  • Bead jewelry
  • Slumped wine bottles
  • Special occasion balloons
  • Holiday-themed products
Bear Creek Gifts continues to look for new products and techniques to expand available merchandise. 
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