Art in Bloom


This year marks the 16th Annual Art in Bloom, our most anticipated 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 15 - July 6 • 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 7 • 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.

July 8 & 9 • 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 8 & 9 • 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 13 - 29 • 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.


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) - $60


This year we've brought some incredible area artists to teach nature-inspired workshops to coincide with Art in Bloom. Check out this line-up, and go to our website for full details and registration!

June 8 • Wildflower Drawing with Stephanie Sipp

June 10 • The Art of Silk Painting with Jamie Kirkell (for teens)

June 11 & 12 • The Art of Silk Painting (for adults) with Jamie Kirkell

June 12 • Intro to Flower Photography with Clayton Sharp

June 22 • Wildflower Drawing with Stephanie Sipp

June 24 • Floral Still Life Collage workshop with Chelsea Ragan

June 25 & July 16 • Handbuilt Ceramic Vessels with Charles Freeland

June 26 • Whimsical Felted Flowers with Ruth Duckworth

July 6 • Wildflower Drawing with Stephanie Sipp

July 13 • Wildflower Drawing with Stephanie Sipp

July 15 • Garden Style Flower Arranging with Mary Quirk

July 16 & 17 • Mosaic Birdbath with Michelle Bettencourt

July 20 • Wildflower Drawing with Stephanie Sipp

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