Art in Bloom 2019

October 17–20, 2019 | Free and open to the public each day from 11 a.m.–5 p.m.


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

Midnight in the Garden, Thursday October 17

Special Tea Events, Friday October 18

Live Art in the Great Hall, October 18–19

Jazz in Bloom, Saturday October 19

Families in Bloom and much more!

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.


Arranger Workshop

You are cordially invited to a hands-on practice of creating Art in Bloom inspired floral arrangements.

Great for First Time Art in Bloom Arrangers – Great for Seasoned Vets of Art in Bloom!


Sharee Alexander will walk you through how to make the following arrangement

Practice Art in Bloom floral arranging

On-site registration for Art in Bloom


June 8, 2019 or July 13, 2019

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Cincinnati Wholesale Florist

1045 Township Street

Cincinnati, OH 45225


By May 30th for the June 8 class

By June 30th for the July 13 class

Cost for materials:

$25 per person


To RSVP and finalize payment, please contact Sharee Alexander at Cincinnati Wholesale Florist at 513-723-0202


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 Molly Milano-Rifkind at the Cincinnati Art Museum at [email protected] or 513-639-2962.



Art in Bloom 2019 Co-Chairs

Marilyn Duke and Sarah Stahl


Art in Bloom 2019 Committee

Anne Campbell

Amy DeWitt

Jill Dunne

Stewart Goldman

Amy Hanson

Stella Hassan

Jenell Hubbard

Sarah Johnson

Jim Jones

Pinky Laffoon

Jenni McCauley

Susan McCormick

Debbie Oliver

Alex Quinn

Marty Ragland

Helen Rindsberg

Piper Rogers

Kaitlyn Sharo

Barbara Weyand

More information coming soon!

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.