Art in Bloom is our most important fundraiser of the year. This multi-faceted event celebrating nature and art combines two gallery exhibits, live floral arrangements, local garden tours featuring working artists, and floral-inspired workshops. Whether you join us for one event or all of them, you are playing an important role in supporting the arts in our community.
Schedule of Events
June 23 - July 7 • 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday • Regional Galleries Exhibit
In the weeks leading up to Art in Bloom, our gallery will feature selected pieces from regional galleries. The works featured will be inspiration for the arrangements created by our floral designers.
July 8 • 5-7pm • Art in Bloom Preview Party
Be among the first to see the floral interpretations at their freshest and meet the floral designers. After visiting the show, join us outside for drinks and hors d'oeuvres.
July 9 & 10 • 10am-4pm • Tour the Gallery & Floral Arrangements
Visit the gallery to experience the stunning creativity of our Ikebana and Western floral designers who have created arrangements inspired by the artworks in the show. The flowers will only be on display for 2 days, so don't miss your chance to see nature imitating art!
July 9 & 10 • 10am-2pm • Local Garden Tour & Plein Air Artists
Our self-guided garden tour features a diverse array of inspiring local gardens. Look for plein air artists creating in each garden! Your Garden Tour Ticket includes a map and directions to each garden and access to our main gallery for the Art in Bloom exhibit.
July 16 - 30 • 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday • Art from the Garden Exhibit
Return to BMCA after Art in Bloom to view the works created during the Garden Tour by the plein air artists. This beautiful show is free and open to the public.
We are also offering a series of nature-inspired workshops to coincide with this year's events. See details below and visit our website to register!
Nature Journaling Workshop Series with Stephanie Sipp • $35 per class, $90 for all 3
Wednesday, July 7th 10:00 – 12:30 - Dandelions
Wednesday, July 14th 10:00 – 12:30 - Purple Cone Flowers & Butterfly
Wednesday, July 21st 10:00 – 12:30 - Zinnias & Butterfly
Fun and Functional Wheel Thrown Planters with Gwen Ottinger • $45 per student
Friday, July 9, 2-3:30, or 4-5:30
Mosaic Pots with Michelle Bettencourt • $55 per student
Saturday, July 10, 10am-1pm & Sunday, July 11, 4pm-5:30pm
"Paint for the Cause" with David Nelson Collins • $45 per student, both workshops for $80
Sunday, July 11 • 10:30-1:30 Poppies, 2:30-5:30 Wild Flowers, Real Wild Flowers