Bloom Creative Studio and Bloom Bangor are programs of Connections for Women, a local community-based non-profit organization serving women living in the Slate Belt. We believe art heals and that everyone deserves a chance to start over.
Create with us.
Our Bloom creative team will guide you through the steps of each project you can Explore your creative side on you own or with friends.
Workshops & EVents
No talent? No problem. Our workshops focus on a specific project or art piece. We provide you will all the supplies you need and a gifted instructor to guide you through the project.
Our studio is open to everyone and is filled with tools, paints, markers, stamps, ephemera & books, and LOTS of other crafty and creative things to spark your imagination.
Plan your next party or celebration with us, at our studio or on-site of your venue. Plan your team building/corporate event's with us.
Shop our gifts that give back.
Purchase a gift that keeps on giving! This colorful canvas painting has been made with love and purpose. Each item is hand painted in our studio where we employ women overcoming addiction and healing from trauma caused by abuse, violence and life on the streets. YOUR purchase empowers and heals -pick up your item in the studio or add the shipping fee to your cart and we'll have it in the mail within 4 days of purchase. THANK YOU!!
You'll love this fresh spring scent that will burn clean for hours -- our soy candles are handmade with renewable, natural ingredients. Your purchase empower women and builds bright futures for our community and economy! We can ship items nationwide for a $5.95 shipping fee. Just add that to your cart!
This rustic sign with welcome your wedding guests with style! Each one is handcrafted by survivors in our studio using pine boards, mineral paints and girl-power. Your purchase helps a woman build a new life beyond addiction and trauma. Complete the form with names and date for your special day. Local pick up is free, shipping is $10.95 within the United States.
Celebrate your athlete with this one-of-a-kind Team Jersey rustic sign handcrafted by survivors in our downtown Bangor studio. YOU choose the color, team logo, name and number. Each one is glued, nailed, stained and painted by a woman building a new life beyond violence and trauma. YOUR purchase creates remarkable opportunities for women to start over -- this phase of our business is survivor-led and we are so excited to watch these courageous women grow artistically, professionally and continue to BLOOM! These can be shipped anywhere in the United States too for an additional fee -- purchase shipping as a separate option if necessary. (please complete the form to indicate your team color, athlete name, number and any other logo/design)
This painted basswood sign can be customized with YOUR colors -- each one is handcrafted in our studio space and made to order. These make perfect gifts OR will be an encouraging addition to your home decor. YOUR purchase grows our business and helps women build a new life beyond violence and addiction. #artheals Place your order TODAY (please allow 5 business days for production)
Order this beautiful wood decor piece and be encouraged by Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound. This is a solid pine 23 inch round wood base using stain and chalk paint to complete the piece. There is an acrylic sealer to finish off this project so you can enjoy this timeless and hope-filled phrase for years to come. All of our signs are hand made in our studio in downtown Bangor, PA. In studio pick up available or shipping (within the mainland US) for an additional fee of $17.95
Order a personalized Monogram Circle for $35 or add the handles for a tray for $10 more. This item includes a letter and last name only. Order your item and pick it up in studio or contact us for shipping options. Be sure to complete the form so we have your name for personalization and color choices for background and lettering. YOUR purchase heals and helps a woman start over!