Art In Bloom 2021

  • Black Mountain Center for the Arts

  • Address: 225 West State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Times: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Admission: Art in Bloom Gallery Exhibit - $5 Garden Tour & Gallery Exhibit -$25 Preview Party (includes Gallery Exhibit, drinks and hor’d’oeuvres) - $35 Art in Bloom Everything Pass (includes Preview party, Garden Tour, and Exhibit) - $50
  • Phone: (828) 669-0930
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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

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