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Project Bloom- Community Art Project

The Canton Museum of Art announces the launch of Project Bloom, a multifaceted community art project designed to celebrate and understand our similarities and differences. The arts have a way of bringing us closer together and the Canton Museum of Art seeks to do this, through the collaborative power of the arts, and individual creativity. When we can come together as a whole, we can flourish as a community while growing as individuals. Inspired by the exhibit, In the Garden: Nature's Beauty from the CMA Collection, join us as we cultivate our very own mixed-media flower garden that will grow throughout this month-long project.

Read Project Bloom Press Release HERE


A Community Art Project for All

Children and adults from Stark County and the surrounding areas are encouraged to participate in some or all of the projects that are a part of Project Bloom, which will include free art kits, a community art installation at the Canton Museum of Art, a virtual art exhibit, a virtual Family Day, several free Project Bloom Art Workshops, a virtual unveiling celebration of the final installation, and more! There are so many ways for you, your family, or your students to get involved. 



Project Bloom will take place virtually and at the Museum:
February 5th- March 5th

FREE TAKE HOME ART KITS- You may use any materials you like to create your flower. We also have FREE kits available for pickup during regular museum hours, 2/5/21- 2/26/21 (while supplies last). Kits will include a variety of art materials and a companion packet filled with educational resources and step-by-step tutorials to create several different flowers of your own, fun for any age level.  For multiple kits for large groups of 30 or more please contact us at: erica@cantonart.org

COMMUNITY ART INSTALLATION- Anyone is welcome to contribute to the art installation, which will be installed by visitors on the Museum lobby walls. Individuals are encouraged to bring in, mail, or submit to our virtual exhibit their own unique flower made out of any material that can be hung with a wire pipe cleaner on a 1” grid. 


What to Submit:


Submissions are accepted from:
2/5/21- 3/5/21 before 5:00pm

Three ways to submit:

1) Visit the museum during any regular museum hours and place on the wall yourself.

2) Mail to the Museum, Attn: Project Bloom, Canton Museum of Art, 1001 Market Ave North, Canton OH, 44702. (Inside, please include your name and email address.)

3) Submit your flower to our virtual exhibit and tell us "How do you Bloom?" 

*Or submit to both! (art instillation and virtual exhibit)

*PLEASE NOTE: All flowers and images turned in for use in the Project Bloom community art project will become property of the Canton Museum of Art, and will not be returned to the maker at the end of the exhibition. By turning in your flower, written material, or photographs to the Canton Museum of Art, you are agreeing to social media and web documentation as well as possible publication of your work and any written material accompanying it.


Join Us! 

FREE VIRTUAL FAMILY DAY- Join us starting on Saturday, 2/6/21 from 12-4 pm on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube for this special virtual family day for all to enjoy. This family day will include a variety of videos by artists in our community, presenting short tutorials on how to create different and unique flowers using a variety of art mediums you can find at home or easily obtain. These artists will demonstrate different artmaking techniques while sharing their own uniquely personal stories included in their flowers. Supply lists for each video will be made available ahead of time to ensure you can get everything you need to make your flowers! Featured artists and educators throughout the day will be Kristen Cliffel, Alexandria Couch, Erica Emerson, Nyki Fetterman, Amy Hope, and Stephen Tornero.

Join us:  Facebook, Instagram, YouTube


FREE IN-PERSON MAKE & TAKES EVENTS- CMA will be hosting three different make and take art activities Monday through Wednesday, 2/15/21- 2/17/21. Participate in a scavenger hunt in the galleries, and create your own unique Project Bloom flower. 

Timed Ticketing is available below (coming soon) for these FREE events to ensure social distancing guidelines are met in accordance with our efforts to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in compliance with Stark County and Ohio Health regulations. We ask that all of our visitors please protect our staff and others by wearing a mask to help reduce the spread of germs. Single-use masks will be available for $1.00 at the Patron Services Desk upon request, and hand-made adult’s and children’s masks are available for purchase in our Artisan Boutique. Galleries have capacity limits posted. Please enjoy the art while remaining aware of your surroundings and others around you to help with the flow of traffic through the galleries. A staff member will be in the galleries to answer any questions and monitor traffic flow. Know before you visit by reading our COVID-19 procedures HERE.

*If the Ohio Public Health Advisory makes recommendations that it is unsafe to hold event in person, these events will be canceled.

  • FREE IN-PERSON MAKE & TAKE-  Monday, 2/15/21, 10-1 : (Paper Quill Flowers, great for children & adults): Register here

  • FREE IN-PERSON MAKE & TAKE-  Tuesday, 2/16/21, 5-7: (Felted Flowers, great for adults & teens): Register here

  • FREE IN-PERSON MAKE & TAKE-  Wednesday, 2/17/21, 5-7: (Air Dry Clay Flowers, great for children & adults): Register here


Virtual Exhibition

Our virtual art exhibit is viewable at cmaprojectbloom.com. Our Project Bloom virtual exhibition houses images of the art installation, as well as online submissions for those unable to visit the museum, or interested in keeping their artwork. 


TO SUBMIT: Visit our Project Bloom Submission Form, submit a photo of your flower and tell us "How do you Bloom?" 



Virtual Unveiling Celebration 

Join us on Friday, 3/5/21, from 6-7 on Facebook and Instagram for the virtual unveiling of the finished Project Bloom Community Art Installation! View the completed, “garden,” learn more about the project and our artist’s stories, see how the installation evolved over the course of Project Bloom, and more!




For more information please contact:
Education Director, Erica Emerson, erica@cantonart.org

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