Welcome to Arts in Bloom, a countywide open Studio & Gallery Trail, where you get to meet the artist, watch them create and learn what inspires their amazing work. The collective of artists that make up Arts in Bloom is a diverse and eclectic group of new, and well established, men and women who bring a range of techniques, mediums and materials together to create what you will see in their workspaces and galleries.
Arts in Bloom was created as a result of the collaboration and efforts of a small group of dedicated artists who are not only passionate about their own work, but also of the work being created throughout Steuben County. The richness and diversity of backgrounds of the many artists throughout the area is so compelling, that creating this open Studio & Gallery trail was a natural progression.
As a free community event, Arts in Bloom’s goal is to make art accessible to the entire region, and strives to aid in the understanding and appreciation of the art that is being created in our own backyards. Through interaction with the artists, our trail also endeavors to educate those in attendance as to the creative and technical processes by which art develops. As you visit the different studios and galleries, you will experience many different forms of art, much of which is for sale. When you find that special piece, don’t be shy about taking it home with you. And keep in mind, our artists work all year long, and are happy to discuss personal commissions or purchasing at any time with you by appointment.
We hope you will be inspired by the artists of Steuben County, and that you enjoy your time on the Arts in Bloom Trail.
Debbie Meritsky and Marc Rotman