On Thursday, April 7, the Museum opened its doors to thousands of visitors who purchased tickets to the floral extravaganza that has heralded spring for the past 14 years.
Our Club was there as a major presence. Not only we were the presenting sponsor for this year’s event, but we had two beautiful flower markets. Visitors enjoyed seeing the flowers at AIB and took some home by purchasing a bouquet of premium flowers or plants from our Flower Market
The focus of Art in Bloom is the blending of art and flowers. Many floral designers use their talents to create floral arrangements interpreting specific works of art in the MAM collection.
Even though the Art in Bloom marketplace, workshops, guided tours, and fashion show are on pause until 2023, visitors will enjoy not only the masterful floral arrangements, but also live music and an indoor garden in Windhover Hall, where lush greenery and stunning florals create the perfect backdrop for Milwaukee’s kickoff to spring. They could shop the Museum Store for springtime accessories, décor, and gifts and Flower Markets in both Windhover and the East End for beautiful bouquets and flowering plants.
As usual, the Garden Club volunteers, easily recognizable by their yellow aprons, will be on hand throughout the Museum. The Garden Club has a long history with Art in Bloom. In fact, it was a long-time member of MAMGC, a landscape architect, and one of our Open Days’ hosts in 2021, who brought the idea to MAM.
As a nonprofit arts organization, the Museum relies heavily on events like Art in Bloom, whose proceeds support safeguarding and showcasing the art in the collection, keeping the buildings and grounds in tip-top shape, and presenting educational and enrichment programs for all ages.
The Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to support the mission of the Milwaukee Art Museum and promote education about horticulture, landscape design, environmental concerns, floral arranging, and the benefits of gardening through programs and community outreach projects.
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