Art in Bloom
Steve Taras, Watered Garden Florist

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WEB EXCLUSIVE Local florists have decorated the NCMA with gorgeous arrangements for its Art in Bloom exhibit.

Spring has unofficially sprung at the North Carolina Museum of Art with the opening of its perennial exhibit, Art in Bloom! Opening June 3 and spanning two weekends (June 3–6 and June 10–13), Art in Bloom features different floral designers each weekend that have created their own interpretations of works of art in the Museum collection.

NCMA Director and CEO Valerie Hillings noted how she is “always inspired by the creativity of the floral designers and the excitement of [their] visitors when they see how these living installations also bring [the] museum collection to life.”

“The beauty and creativity of Art in Bloom have made this event a perennial favorite,” adds Jim Hansen, PNC regional president for Eastern Carolinas. 

Art in Bloom
Vanessa and Marc Smith

In addition to the exhibit, NCMA is hosting other Art in Bloom-related events over the next two weeks. Enjoy a virtual watercolor demo from NC-based watercolorist and illustrator Amy Richards on June 4, or drop in for a lunchtime floral demonstration on June 10 to learn about various flowers and techniques on working with color in your arrangements from Morgan Moylan of West Queen Floral Studio.

Not only is the Art in Bloom event beautiful, it’s also tasty. Visit the Art in Bloom tent at the Museum Park Theater for signature floral-inspired recipes and cocktails. Whether you’re in the mood for tarragon chicken salad on a freshly baked croissant, or a corn and blueberry salad, the food is sure to satisfy. And who wouldn’t love to try a blooming butterfly mojito? Peep the full menu here.

Attendees are encouraged to take pictures of the displays and share them on Instagram (it’s hard not to snap a photo!). Make sure to tag @ncartmuseum and use #NCMAbloom and #PNCArtinBloom.

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Ailsa Tessier and Emilie Sigel, The Flower Shuttle

While the first weekend of Art in Bloom is already sold out (we told you it’s popular!), tickets for the second weekend are still available—but selling out fast. Proceeds support NCMA programming and exhibitions and benefit the NCMA Foundation. Timed tickets required, purchase online or by calling 919.715.5923

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