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.
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