Bloomin' Artists

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Where to find the artists…

 

Look for the blooms around town to find an artist at work!

Homes and Studios

Rob and Jean Northrup - 255 Pickwauket Road

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Hampton Marsh while you wander the gardens and watch horses graze on this amazing 80-acre estate that captures the Kennebecasis River front and spectacular views of Frost and Pickwauket mountains.

 

Kathy Hooper - 177 Kennebecasis River Road

Truly an artist’s garden! This property and home to Hooper Studio abounds with variety, colour and forms as artistic pieces are mixed amongst trees, shrubs, and flowers. There is a feeling of serenity as you enter the enchanted English gardens.

 

Gina and Harvey MacLeod - 11 Victoria Street    

Caution, this garden will take your breath away! Wind your way along the pathways through this stunning garden and greenhouse with its artful and lively display of vivid annuals and established perennials.

 

James Wilson and Cathy Wright - 358 Norton Shore Road

Enjoy the beauty of this historic Loyalist house setting with quaint gardens, charming greenhouse, and window-light photography studio, all overlooking the Kennebecasis River. Preview new works for an upcoming exhibit in James Wilson's studio.

 

Laurel and Ed Phillips – 129 Kennebecasis River Road

After a quiet stroll through the beautiful gardens check out the free library for a new book.

 

Public Spaces

Credo Site and Town Centre – 648 Main Street

Enjoy one of New Brunswick’s historic Court Houses, now the Hampton Town Hall, along with beautiful green spaces and gardens as well as the celebratory sculpture of John Peters Humphrey by renowned local artists.

 

Dutch Point Park

Entrance from Dutch Point Road or Hampton Community Centre

Let the meandering trails, playgrounds and ball fields of Dutch Point Park show you a treasure for this active community engaging all ages at every time of the year.

 

John Peters Humphrey burial site, Hampton Rural Cemetery

61 Cemetery Road

In so many ways, John Peters Humphrey was a citizen of the world, but his heart and roots always remained here. His burial site at the Hampton Rural Cemetery in the center of Town is just a short walk from the house he grew up in.

 

Dr. Snow Senior Centre – 54 Demille Court

The fabulous gardens on this property and courtyard are a joyful site to behold and stunning oasis for the residents and family members of the Snow Centre. Note that this year the front yard gardens only are available to artists and the public. 

 

Hampton Community Gardens – 451 Kennebecasis River Road

Appreciate the work and commitment of our amazing community garden, always a hive of activity with volunteers tending their plots or those growing food to support the local food basket.

 

Spooner Island Rotary Park – 56 Cemetery Road

This tiny island in the centre of town is a natural greenspace with a deep history including the Maliseet, Acadians, and Loyalists. The Spooner family being the last family to live there before it was made into a park.

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2022 Full Program

Bloomin’ Artists invites artists to fan out into the surrounding environs to create small works of art that are then sold by silent auction. The artists get to showcase themselves and their talent and the bidders obtain original works of art that are affordable to them. The event is held over two days and as the artists give of their time and talent, the proceeds are divided between the artists and the foundation. For those artists who wish to participate in it, there is a Bloomin’ Project component that consists of giving the artists a bare wooden item to paint in advance. These items are then also sold by silent auction and in the past the item has been a bird house, a tray, a fish and a garden tote to name a few. Also organized is a Bloomin’ Kids activity where younger children create and take home their own masterpieces. Initially held every year, this community engaging event is now held every two years.

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