Art in Bloom 2023

This year marks the 17th Annual Art in Bloom, our most anticipated fundraiser of the year. This multifaceted event, celebrating nature and art, combines two gallery exhibits, live floral arrangements, and a local garden tour featuring working artists. 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

May 26 - June 14 • 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday • Regional Artists Gallery Exhibit

In the weeks leading up to Art in Bloom, our gallery will feature selected pieces from regional artists. The works featured will be inspiration for the arrangements created by our floral designers.

June 15 • 5-7pm • Art in Bloom Preview Party

We know how to throw a party! Be among the first to see the floral interpretations at their freshest and meet the floral designers. We'll kick off Art in Bloom with drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and live music. This is a night you won't want to miss.

June 16 & 17 • 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!

June 16 & 17 • 10am-2pm • Local Garden Tour & Plein Air Artists

Our self-guided 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.

June 23 • 5-6:30pm • Art from the Garden Opening Reception

Return to BMCA after Art in Bloom to view the works created during the Garden Tour by the plein air artists. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and mingle with the artists during the last leg of Art in Bloom's festivities.

June 26 - July 14 • 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday • Art from the Garden Exhibit

Can't make it to the opening? Stop by during this time to visit the Art from the Garden. This beautiful show is free and open to the public.


Art in Bloom is a unique exhibition that also serves as a fundraiser for the Black Mountain Center for the Arts. Every ticket you purchase supports local artists, programming, and creative opportunities in Western North Carolina.

Art in Bloom Gallery Exhibit - $5

Garden Tour & Gallery Exhibit -$30

Preview Party (includes Gallery Exhibit, drinks and hor’d’oeuvres) - $45

Art in Bloom Everything Pass (includes Preview party, Garden Tour, and Exhibit) - $65

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