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Bridgeport Public Art (BPA) is a public art and youth arts program powered by RiseUP.

Artists, Lori Bloom and Camille  Enkeboll, lead BPA's youth programming.  We serve youth ages 10-18 at a studio located NEST Art Factory. 

Our team is available for workshops, murals, after-school programs, painting parties, live painting, and more!

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Bridgeport Public Art: Bio


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Lead Artist

Lori Bloom is a local working artist and art educator. Her passion for working with children brought her to the Bridgeport Public Schools, where she taught both general education and art education. In 2021 she left public to follow a dream to open a studio space. In May Lori rented a space at the Nest Arts Factory and began the journey of teaching in studio 33. Blooming Colors Art’s goal is to reach as many people as possible and give them a safe place to create and explore new materials without any judgment.  

Lori has a BFA from Purchase College, and a Master’s Degree in both general education and art education from Sacred Heart University. In her early years she worked as a mural artist, Lori’s murals can be found in homes and offices in the tri-state area. Currently she can be found in her studio creating mixed media pieces, paper flowers and teaching classes. 


Lead Artist

With a particular passion for portraits and always striving to inspire happiness with positive vibes, Camille Enkeboll (social media’s “Happy Art Chick”) is a celebrated renowned professional fine artist with over 30 years of experience specializing in unique mixed-media paintings on canvas. Her exciting “Pop Art” typically features bright colors and bold patterns. Camille is also the proud owner of and sole designer for Cool Chick Leggings.

Camille’s mission is to Connect-Inspire-Create. She hopes to foster deep connections with others so they feel seen, heard, and celebrated for being themselves. Since growing up in a dysfunctional home and experiencing a difficult childhood, Camille has been on the hero’s journey and always aspires to become her best self. She wants to share in the lessons of gratitude, kindness, and positivity to encourage confidence in others to know that they have the power to create the life of their dreams. 

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