Art in Bloom

October 17–20, 2019

Free and open to the public each day from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. | Press Release

The theme for Art in Bloom 2019 is LIGHT!

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.

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

The museum will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 17 for Midnight in the Garden.

About Art in Bloom

Docent led Tours, Daily October 17–20

Thursday October 17

*Midnight in the Garden, 6–9 p.m.

Friday October 18

Live Art in the Great Hall, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

*Morning Tea - The Flavors of Flowers: Around the World with Tea, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

*Afternoon Tea - Lost Tea Rooms of Cincinnati, 1:30–3 p.m.

Saturday October 19

Live Art in the Great Hall, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Families in Bloom, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

*Jazz in Bloom, 6–9 p.m.

Sunday October 20

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

Communities in Bloom, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*Tickets Required. Tickets to the individual events will become available online or by calling 513-639-2962 on September 5, 2019

Click here to download the 2019 Art in Bloom Poster

Purchase Sponsorship | View Sponsorship Benefits


Sponsorship Opportunities

$15,000 – Presenting Sponsor

$10,000 – Rose Sponsor

$5,000 – Orchid Sponsor

$3,000 – Lily Sponsor

$1,000 – Tulip Sponsor

$500 – Garden Sponsor


Tickets to the individual events will become available online on September 5, 2019

For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact Associate Director of Development, Corporate Relations, Melanie Stutenroth at 513-639-2007 or [email protected].


Click here for the 2019 selection of art for the LIGHT! Art in Bloom 2019.

Please email [email protected] with your top three arrangement selections. Please provide the following information when selecting your piece:

  • Gallery Number
  • Name of artwork
  • Name of artist
  • Your name
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Email address

You will receive an email confirming your selection.

Please click here for more information on arranger guidelines.


Photos: First Time Arranger Workshop



Art in Bloom 2019 Co-Chairs

Marilyn Duke and Sarah Stahl


Art in Bloom 2019 Committee

Anne Campbell

Cynthia Collins

Amy DeWitt

Stewart Goldman

Amy Hanson

Stella Hassan

Jenell Hubbard

Sarah Johnson

Pinky Laffoon

Jenni McCauley

Susan McCormick

Katrina Mundy

Debbie Oliver

Alex Quinn

Marty Ragland

Helen Rindsberg

Barbara Weyand

Presenting Sponsor

Rose Sponsor

Marilyn and Rance Duke


Orchid Sponsor

Barbara Weyand

Tulip Sponsor

Valerie Newell and Tim Smith

RiverHills Bank

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Schiff Jr.

Michael and Susan West

Garden Sponsor

James R. and Judith H. Adams

Kerry and Norah Clark

Susanne and Philip Geier

Madeleine Gordon

Karen and Malcolm Helton

Anne Ilyinsky

Dr. Robert Keith and Kathleen Thornton-Keith

Kristi Nelson and Stewart Goldman

Oswald Companies

Franz and June Ott

Edwin and Carole Rigaud

Chuck and Melanie Stutenroth

Media Sponsor

Cincinnati Magazine

Q: How much does Art in Bloom cost? 

A: It's free! Aside from special events, the arrangements are open and free to the public. (see Schedule of Events and Tickets tab for more info)

Q: Do I have to pay for parking? 

A: Absolutely not! Parking is always free at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Q: Where can I purchase tickets for Art in Bloom special events?

A: You can purchase tickets online, or over the phone by calling (513) 639-2962.  (see Schedule of Events and Tickets tab for more info)

Q: Can I bring my children?

A: Please do! Art in Bloom is an event meant to be experienced by all ages. Plus, your kids will love the Rosenthal Education Center.

Q: How do I book a tour for my group? 

A: Contact Amy Lindqvist at [email protected] or 513-639-2975 to coordinate a tour during Art in Bloom.