The North Carolina Museum of Art’s annual festival of art and flowers starts today and runs through Sunday, April 10th. Known as Art in Bloom, the event invites floral designers from across the state to create more than 50 beautiful floral displays interpreting masterworks from the permanent collection in the Museum’s West Building.
Designers use their skill and creativity to capture the essence of a specific piece of artwork on display in the museum. Some may create literal interpretations using flowers with matching color schemes or shapes, while others may focus on bringing the mood or emotion they sense from the artwork to life through their arrangement. In addition to the arrangements inside, there will also be nine floral displays for visitors to admire outside as part of the living art displayed along the museum grounds. The event will also feature several demonstrations by world-renowned floral arrangers and hands-on workshops.
Visitors are invited to vote for their favorite arrangement by ballot at the Information Desk in West Building. Voting ends at noon on Sunday, and the winner will be announced by 5 pm on the NCMA Facebook page.
Separate tickets are required for Art in Bloom and for individual events. The arrangements will be on display this Thursday, Saturday, Sunday from 9 am–5 pm and Friday 9 am–9 pm. Tickets are $10 for Members, $15 Nonmembers, and free for children 6 and under. For tickets and more information about scheduled workshops visit www.ncartmuseum.org/bloom.
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607