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Flying Shuttles

Weaving and Art Studio

Among our many retail establishments and eateries on Hope Street, there is one that stands alone. Flying Shuttles supports the creative abilities of people who have developmental disabilities and provides employment for them in a non-sheltered workshop setting.

This not-for-profit studio is affiliated with the ARC of Blackstone Valley, and is "a place where people with differing needs can show their talent," says Toni Carrol, the onsite Program Director. The studio is one of many specialized programs for those who are developmentally challenged that allows them to "live, learn, work and play."

Toni's background is in the arts (she has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree), and it was her desire to work in a creative environment. She hopes one day to see a similar establishment devoted to music open in the neighborhood.

Next time you are in the area, stop in and see the various hand-woven placemats, table runners, original art, and many creative household or gift ideas all done on the premises. By the way, did I mention they even take special orders? And they are going into they're tenth year of art and "shuttle" operations.

If you, or someone you know is interested in learning about the various programs that are sponsored by the Arc of Blackstone Valley, check out their website.

Flying Shuttles
782 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
This Page Last Updated: Tue Jun 13 00:38:38 2006