Bloomsday through the years: library exhibit showcases collection of official posters

Apr 6, 2007

Spokane, WA—The history of Bloomsday is now on display at the downtown Spokane library in an exhibit of 29 official Bloomsday posters. The posters span the entire history of the race and showcase the variety of artwork and photography that has been used to commemorate the event. In addition, a Bloomsday t-shirt quilt is on loan to the Library from Gloria and Bob Lamon and is part of the display. The Lilac Bloomsday Association and Hamilton Studios have contributed to this display by donating a number of posters to the Library’s collection.

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The Bloomsday poster exhibit will be on display throughout April and May 2007 at the Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Avenue on the 3rd floor. This exhibit is free. For more information on the exhibit, contact Eva Silverstone—(509) 444-5307, esilverstone@spokanelibrary.org or Eric Roth—(509) 444-5341, eroth@spokanelibrary.org.

Those wishing to enter this year’s Bloomsday can sign up online at www.bloomsdayrun.org, or fill out and mail in a printed entry form, which are available at numerous locations throughout the Inland Northwest. Mailed entries must be postmarked by April 17 to take advantage of the low $14.00 entry fee. In addition, participants can sign up at The Sports Authority’s two local stores from now until the entry deadline of April 17.

This year’s Bloomsday is scheduled for Sunday, May 6. Over 45,000 runners, joggers and walkers are expected to participate.

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