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Over four days, experience the beauty of glorious fresh flowers paired with the Cincinnati Art Museum’s fine art collection. Take part in many and varied special events, family friendly activities, docent-led tours, plus conversations and demonstrations by curators and floral arrangers.

Art in Bloom 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017 – Sunday, October 29, 2017

For more information about Art in Bloom, please contact the Events Staff at [email protected] or (513) 639-2962. 

Press Release

About Art in Bloom

Thursday, October 26

Evening in Bloom | 6–9 p.m. 

Celebrate the Cincinnati Art Museum's Art in Bloom at the festive opening party. Indulge in the beauty of flowers used to interpret over 70 selected pieces of art as you tour the  museum's renowned permanent collection. $125 per person. Reservations required. Purchase Tickets

 

Friday, October 27

Art in the Great Hall | 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

This is a unique opportunity for you to witness the process of some of Cincinnati's finest local artists from Pendleton and Essex Studios as they create their own interpretation of floral arrangements. 

Morning Tea | 11 a.m.–12 p.m. 

Enjoy a light lunch and tea with your friends among the floral arrangements, followed by a floral presentation with Debbie Oliver and Dennis Buttelwerth from noon to one. $45 per person. Reservations Required. Purchase Tickets

Floral Presentation | 12–1 p.m. 

Come see Debbie Oliver and Dennis Buttelwerth as they simultaneously create unique floral arrangements and give easy explanations of the "tricks of the trade." 

Afternoon Tea | 1–2 p.m. 

Arrive at noon for a floral presentation with Debbie Oliver and Dennis Buttelwerth in the Fath Auditorium. Following the presentation, you will be served a light lunch and tea in the Fountain Room and get a chance to enjoy the arrangements. $45 per person. Reservations Required. Purchase Tickets

Art After Dark: Flower Power | 5–9 p.m. 

Enjoy the Cincinnati Art Museum after hours with live entertainment, cash bars and appetizers for purchase and exclusive access to the entire museum. More Information

 

Saturday, October 28

Art in the Great Hall | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. 

This is a unique opportunity for you to witness the process of some of Cincinnati's finest local artists from Pendleton and Essex Studios as they create their own interpretation of floral arrangements. 

 

Saturday, October 28 | Family Day

Flower Power Fun Guide | 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 

Stop at the front desk for this scavenger hunt that will take you through the flower filled galleries! 

Paper Flower making in the REC | 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 

Head to the Rosenthal Education Center and make your own bouquet our of tissue paper.

Family Flower Sketching | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. 

Go to the Great Hall to pick up sketching materials, then you can draw the flowers you see.

Family Flower Tour | 2–3 p.m. 

Meet in the front lobby to attend a docent-led family tour of the artwork that inspired the flower arrangements.

 

Sunday, October 29

Jazz in Bloom | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. 

Hosted by the Donald P. Sowell Endowment Committee. Enjoy an afternoon of jazz, creole food from Ollie's Trolley and light libations. Tour Art in Bloom floral interpretations with museum docents. $40 per person. Reservations Required. 

Purchase Tickets

 

 

For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact Corporate Relations Manager, Kasey Jo Trbovich at 513-639-2007 or [email protected].

Artwork Selection: Please click here to see an updated version of available works of art for selection.

Selections will be offered first come first serve. Because of this, we suggest you choose 2-3 pieces that you are interested in interpreting.  Please email your selection(s) to Anne Campbell, our volunteer registrar at [email protected] .  Your choice will be confirmed by Anne.  We will make every attempt to keep the list of selected art pieces updated on the website and at the front desk as you make your decision.

Please click here for more information on arranger guidelines

Closer to the event, we will ask arrangers to write a brief statement of intent that will accompany your arrangement and its label at the time of installation.

For additional questions about arranger details, please see the arranger guidelines above or contact the Cincinnati Art Museum at [email protected] or 513-639-2962.

To become a part of the Art In Bloom committee, please contact [email protected] or 513-639-2962.

 

Art in Bloom Chairs | Jennifer Ragland and Sarah Stahl

Evening in Bloom Chairs | Jenn Bastos and Suzy Hendriksen

Arranger Logistics Chair | Anne Campbell

Docent Led Tours Chairs | Amy Meyer

Corporate Sponsors Chair | Kasey Jo Trbovich

 

 

Presented by: 

 

Generously Sponsored by: 

and the Oliver Family Foundation

 

 

To become a sponsor of Art in Bloom, please contact Corporate Relations Manager, Kasey Jo Trbovich at 513-639-2007 or [email protected].

More information to come!