Message from Lee Steadman, Director of BLOOM: 

All Bloom classes are closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). We miss our creative community gathering here and still believe strongly in the positive effects that art has on our health. Draw, paint or create however you can on your own till this passes. It will help you stay calm and focused on the positive.  We cannot wait to see what beautiful creations you’ve made on your own time!

Stay Creative at Home!

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Donate to BLOOM

A program of Stairways Behavioral Health, BLOOM Collaborative gives donors and funders a unique opportunity – to support dynamic new programs and initiatives which are aimed at improving the lives of individuals as well as the health and well-being of the entire community.

Program support will positively impact diverse groups – individuals, families, organizations local businesses and neighborhoods – reaching across the different socio-economic populations of Erie, bringing them together in unprecedented ways.

Under-served populations in our community will have access to all the same life-improving services and programs as people from more affluent pockets of the area. All will be attracted by programming and beautiful space that reflects contemporary approaches to holistic health and well-being.


See What Your Support Helps Us Provide

Donate, attend an exclusive event or purchase artwork and classes to invest in a flourishing future for our entire community.

An enormous THANK YOU to our funding partners and individual donors over the years including:

  • Erie Arts & Culture
  • Erie Insurance
  • Blossom McBrier
  • City of Erie
  • Erie Community Foundation
  • Erie County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority (ECGRA)
  • Highmark
  • Mary Lincoln
  • Mazza Vineyards
  • National Council of Jewish Women
  • National Fuel Gas
  • PA Department of Welfare
  • Parker’s Framing Gallery
  • Pennsylvania Council of the Arts
  • Reihl Gardens
  • The Kern Family Foundation
  • The Moshe Lifshen Memorial Fund
  • The Non-Profit Partnership
  • VIDA Design Studios
  • Wilkins Co., Inc.
  • William M. & Frances Schuster

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