Creating and cultivating projects to beautify Bangor, Maine.
Bangor Beautiful was founded in 2022 by artists and citizens of Bangor who are passionate about making our community a more beautiful place to live through public art, trees and gardens, and other beautification efforts.
From small details to large action we are committed to make our town a more beautiful and better place for all.
The good of the hive Project
Our first major project was the installation of a multi-story bee mural in Downtown Bangor during the summer of 2023. The Good of the Hive is a global art project founded by artist Matt Willey to raise awareness about the collapse of bee populations around the world by hand painting 50,000 bees, the number in a healthy hive. To learn more about this project a visit Good of the Hive Project.
Susan Bryand is an artist and teacher from Bangor, Maine. She has been teaching art for over 20 years, currently serving the students of Bangor High School’s Visual and Performing Arts Academy. Bryand’s commitment to building strong relationships has allowed her to expand students’ experiences beyond the classroom walls, to include local museums and universities, the streets of her downtown community, and the virtual stage of the Metropolitan Opera. She is proud to have brought her Gratitude Flag Project to West Market Square in 2020. She was recently recognized by The Maine Art Education Association with their 2022 Outstanding Service to the Profession Award. susanbryand.com
Donate to support our work
You can donate securely online through PayPal or Venmo, or by mailing a check to Bangor Beautiful at 15 Columbia Street, Suite 201, Bangor, ME 04401.
Bangor Beautiful Inc. is a charitable 501(c)(3) tax-exemption organization (EIN 92-0296801). Donations made to Bangor Beautiful are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Contact BangorBeautiful@gmail.com to get more information .