Dorris Akers Gallery


The Dorris Akers Gallery is located in the Historic Hinkley Building. We are proud to represent talented artists, instructors, and staff who create their work in the Water Street Glassworks studios. The gallery features the "fire arts" including blown glass, fused glass, enamel and lampwork jewelry, mosaics and stained glass. The gallery is curated for the seasons and there is always something fresh and new. Sales from our gallery support artists and help keep the fires burning. A portion of your purchase goes towards Water Street Glassworks programming.

For current hours visit: Gallery & Office Hours

Limited Edition Collections

Throughout the year our studio artists create limited edition collections as part of our fundraising efforts. 100% of the proceeds from these items support Water Street Glassworks programs. Our collections include Fall Pumpkins, Holiday Ornaments, Spring Flowers, and Mugs for our Hot Glass Cold Beer Event. 

Special Events

Join us for special events throughout the year! We host several events including trunk shows, artist exhibits, open houses and participate in community events including the NTAA's Art Hops. We love to share our passion for glass and most of our events include glassblowing demonstrations where you can observe our talented team from the catwalk or up-close from the floor of the hot shop. Follow us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletter so you won't miss the excitement. Visit Upcoming Events>>


Visit Us

140 Water Street - Benton Harbor MI
Located in the Benton Harbor Arts District


Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 am until 5:00 pm

Closed Monday & Tuesday

Visitors can watch glassblowing from our catwalk in the winter months and from our outdoor hotshop in the summer when artists are working or classes are in session.


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