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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How we got here

With many years as a mental health provider in the community, Stairways Behavioral Health has established itself as a leader in helping individuals reach recovery. BLOOM Director Lee Steadman is a nationally renowned artist and naturalist.

Through his vision of using art as a way to heal, BLOOM places its focus on Erie’s mental health through programming that educates Stairways clients and community members how to be mentally “well” through the arts. As part of this effort, BLOOM is a region-wide initiative that infuses personal lives, professional endeavors and neighborhoods with energy, joy, and inspiration and the nourishment needed to thrive.


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