As you search for the perfect gifts this holiday season, take some time to browse through ADEC’s artwork. With woodworking, baking, painting, ceramics, jewelry and custom cards, ADEC has become an arts vendor with a meaningful cause. In each of our five day service locations, people with developmental and intellectual disabilities work with dedicated and skilled staff members to complete high-quality art projects on a daily basis. Each day service location has found its creative niche, guided by the creative talents of staff and clients alike.

For many people who come to ADEC’s day services, creating art pieces, baking dog bones or assembling woodwork projects is their every day job. Kayla Simmons, Team Leader at Middlebury Day, regularly asks clients, “What is your job?” They’ll respond right away with, “I’m an artist.” As Kayla says, “They take a lot of pride in it.”


Erin Smoker, a day services participant, hand paints ceramics, paying great attention to detail.

For each piece of art sold, 50 percent of the proceeds go to the artists involved. The remaining 50 percent goes toward funding ADEC’s art programs so more people can learn to use their creativity and gain enjoyment from painting, making jewelry, etching wood and decorating wine bottles.

Kayla emphasized the amount of input each person served has on his or her artwork. “Clients usually come up with a theme and we figure out something to go with it,” Kayla said of the creation process. “It’s their work—they get the credit for it. We help them if they need it, but it’s their work.”

Here we spotlight each location’s products, prices and contact information so you can purchase that perfect gift while giving back to ADEC’s artists and art program.

Bristol Building Two Day Service

19670 State Road 120
Bristol, IN 46507
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8 to 3

Canvas Painting: $5 and up
Custom orders available; contact Ashley Frayre at [email protected].

Dog Bones: $3/bag

Etched Wood Plaques
Please allow 4-6 weeks for custom sign completion. Contact Ellen McIntosh at [email protected] to order.

  1. Small (6×9 – 8×12) – $10
  2. Medium (8×12 – 12×16) – $15
  3. Large (12×16 – 16×20) – $20
  4. Extra-Large (16×20 – machine capacity) – $25

Handcrafted Greeting Cards: $1/card or $5/6
Custom orders available. Contact Katie Hembree at [email protected]. Ready-made cards are also available for purchase at Bristol Building One and the Goshen Shoots Day Service.


ADEC art on display at the Wellfield Botanic Garden’s annual Taste of the Gardens event.

Elkhart Main Street Day Service

319 South Main Street
Elkhart, IN 46516
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8 to 3

Paintings on Canvas, Pallet Art, Wooden Plaques: $15-$25, depending on size

Pallet Benches: $75
Custom orders available; contact Lisa Mendez at [email protected].

Pallet Christmas Trees: $20, small and medium sizes available

Goshen Shoots Day Service

114 E. Lincoln
Goshen, IN 46528
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8 to 3

Ceramics: $10-$25

Jewelry: $5-$15

Paintings: $10-$40


Decorative wine bottles designed by ADEC consumers attending Middlebury Day Service.Middlebury Day Service

Middlebury Day Service

801 Wayne Street
Middlebury, IN 46545

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8 to 3

Canvas Paintings: $15 to $40, depending on size

Custom Shirts: $10-$15 (per shirt)
Contact Margaret Cook at [email protected].

Decorative Wine Bottles: $7
Custom orders available. Contact Margaret Cook at [email protected].

Pot Holders: $2.50

Vinyl Lettering Art on Wood or Canvas: $15-$40, depending on size
Custom orders available. Contact Margaret Cook at [email protected].

Wooden Bird Houses/Boxes: $2.50

Mishawaka Day Service

3618 Grape Road
Mishawaka, IN 46545

Hours of Operation: 9 to 2

Chalk and Dry Erase Boards: $15 and up, depending on size
Made to order. Contact Gretchen Schenk at [email protected].

Decorative Mason Jars: $5-$15, depending on materials

Marbled Canvas Paintings: $20 to $50, depending on size

Pallet Bar: $80
Made to order. Contact Gretchen Schenk at [email protected].

Standing Pallet Christmas Tree: $25-$30
Made to order. Contact Gretchen Schenk at [email protected].

Wooden Frames: $10 to $20, depending on size