A huge THANK YOU to all who participated in Bloom Fest 2019! Your participation and support created the wonderful festival and blooming celebration for the community!

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019, 1-6 PM

140 WEST FRANKLIN STREET PLAZA

DOWNTOWN CHAPEL HILL

Visit BLOOM FEST in Downtown Chapel Hill! Celebrate our community and all things Spring, with flowers, gardens, butterflies, shows, arts, crafts, treats and more to delight all ages. Experience the diversity of our town and variety of the BLOOM PROGRAMS with exciting activities and educational opportunities. Learn more about the COMMUNITY IN BLOOM miniature gardening contest. FREE ADMISSION.

Header Illustration by CHCCS Student Annie Wu

Sense the wonder of a 20-foot Carolina-themed floral archway built by Blawesome to celebrate social care farming. Feel the fluttering butterflies and marvel at their release in the monarch butterfly garden from BASF. Join the parades with the popular Paperhand Puppets. Watch the shows on stage. Experience hands-on arts, science and interactive fun at various program tents with Kidzu Children's Museum, Chapel Hill Garden Club, Ackland Art Museum, RedApple Learning Campus, Triangle Orchid Society, Triangle Youth Ballet and more. Taste the flowers, honey and fresh samples from Chapel Hill Farmers' Market. Enjoy flower teas and treats at Cha House's stand. Make & take home your own miniature garden and bloom-style crafts. Participate in the B.L.O.O.M. public art project. Discover the Wildflower Program and other scenic resources in beautiful North Carolina. Relax at the reading garden with Chapel Hill Library.

Come join us for a beautiful day filled with excitement for everyone. Dressed in spring costume and become the mobile, fascinating pieces of arts with hundreds of paper parasols to decorate, free flower pompoms and face painting. Don’t miss the photo opportunities with urban garden and artistic backdrops. Be sure to explore the Community In Bloom creative miniature garden exhibits that showcase and celebrate the diverse strength and heritage of our community.


BLOOM FEST is proudly organized by WE SENSE INC. in partnership with the Town of Chapel Hill's Community Arts & Culture Division. We Sense Inc. is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Chapel Hill, NC. Special thanks to all sponsors, donors, program hosts, partners, performers and volunteers.

SPECIAL THANKS


All Volunteers

SPONSORS

COMMUNITY IN BLOOM PROGRAM SPONSOR

BLOOM FEST PROGRAM HOSTS

PRIVATE DONORS

MUI K FETTER, CECILIA LI, TINGTING CHU, HONGYING LI, HUINA CHEN, JIE XU, YUQIAN TU, ALEX WANG

IN-KIND DONORS/SUPPORTERS

Southern States-Carrboro, Carolina Arts Everywhere, Yuan Wang, Harris Teeter, The Scrap Exchange, Lowe's - Chapel Hill, Trader Joe's, Niche Gardens

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Tingting Chu

PLANNING & CONTENT: Hongying Li, Huina Chen, Lijun Chen, Limei Zhu, Alicia Altmueller, Fiona Lin, Xilong Zhao, Jan-Ru Wan, Elizabeth May

ARTS & GRAPHIC DESIGN: Harriet Wu, Fiona Lin, Carolyn Guan, Annie Wu, Bich Tan, Jan-Ru Wan, Echo Zhou

EVENT SUPPORT: Limei Zhu, Rong Jiang, Ella Muresan, Lita Russel, Cecilia Li, Yue Li, Ying Zhu, Yuqian Tu, Jie Xu, Jun Wen, Wenqin Pan, Xiuhu Sun, Yiwen Wang, Yunli He, Michelle Gordon, Jinyu, Ying Xu, Qian He

SUPPLIES PROCUREMENT: Xuezhong Cai, Min Xu, Jie Xu, Peng Sun, Huina Chen, Jihong Wu, Yue Li, Maggie Wu, Yuan Wang, Robert

PHOTOGRAPHY: Lijun Chen

TECHNICAL SUPPORT: Peter Xu

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS: THANK YOU ALL! There are too many to name each of you. Your talent, dedication and contribution have made our community more beautiful!