Paint, craft and create! A non-profit DIY shop with all the supplies where YOU can create a masterpiece. DIY parties in our space or yours
BCS is a walk-in art studio with multiple options for you to explore art. Using our cool tools and expansive workspace, you can create unique works of art for yourself or gifts. We offer canvas painting, card making and paper crafting, paint your own pottery, hand lettering & calligraphy, fiber arts (knitting, crocheting & sewing), beading and food decorating (parties & events only). For a nominal fee, you can visit our studio (and stay all day if you like!) and purchase supplies for your project onsite. We have examples and crafty helpers to help you. No talent? No problem -- we'll give you all the ideas and inspiration you'll need. So bring a friend or plan a party and join us at Bloom in Bangor!
Bloom Creative Studio ("BCS") is a social enterprise started by Connections for Women. While we originally launched as a women's resale boutique at 55 Broadway, after several years we are moving forward with a broader goal to empower women. BCS will employ women moving beyond a life of addiction, violence and/or trauma. While working at Bloom, women learn creativity, packaging, marketing and sales as well as administration. Our supportive workplace will enable women to acquire the skills they need to earn a living wage. It is out goal for the studio to thrive so we can employ more women and have greater opportunities to share our stories of healing on a larger scale.

We will also offer free weekly after school programs for youth and monthly programs for adults featuring area agencies and non profits so they too can share their stories of hope and healing.