Art in Bloom 2017

The 3rd-Annual "Art in Bloom" Festival of Flowers Shines

A bountiful, multicolor rose ensemble, a tropical floral creation featuring large rainforest-like leaves and a glittering gold vase overflowing with bright-white calla lilies enthralled floral enthusiasts upon entering “Art in Bloom,” The North Carolina Museum of Art’s third annual floral extravaganza. The floral showcase captivated guests with more than 50 designers’ impressive artwork. The both indoor and outdoor event took place at the museum Thursday through Sunday.

The ever-popular phenomenon of floral art has been in existence for years, stemming the Boston Museum of Fine Arts’ decision to blend art and flowers in the first-ever floral art showcase 40 years ago. Ever since, art museums across the country have followed suit. NCMA has seen much success with their adoption of this fairly modern trend, as “Art in Bloom” proves a true crowd favorite. The floral show’s project manager, Laura Finan, worked to ensure the much-anticipated event was, once again, a success.

by Sarah Gallo, Staff Writer at Technician Online

  • Credits:  Will Skinner, Photo