An excited multitude came to the MIA for a record-breaking Art in Bloom 2014, over 35,000 looking for a breath of spring. Each year this wonderful event draws appreciative crowds, coming for the perfume and beauty of your artful floral interpretations.
The Friends of the Institute of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts thanks you for your talent, dedication, and support. Without you, Art in Bloom would not be possible.
As a small gesture of appreciation, the Friends members would like to offer you a discounted year membership to the Friends for thirty-five dollars.
Art in Bloom is the principal fundraiser for the Friends of the Institute of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The Friends are dedicated to supporting, enhancing, and sustaining the collections, programs, and influence of the MIA. Last year over 10,000 children were able to participate in educational tours at the museum, many for the first time, thanks to the Friends Children’s Fund.
We hope you will join us and take part in the many fun events sponsored by the Friends. Thanks again for supporting Art in Bloom.
Robin Keyworth and Maria Eggemeyer
Thank you all so much for the amazing work you did to make this year’s Art in Bloom such a success! We had the highest number of visitors to date over the weekend for this event, with over 35,000 people coming to the museum to enjoy your wonderful floral creations.
Your creativity has taken the imaginations of tens of thousands of Art in Bloom visitors to great reaches. You have shown us amazing possibilities with flowers, foliage, and engineering.
Our thanks and appreciation goes out to all of the Art in Bloom Pedestal Floral Artists. Your talent has filled the galleries of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts with a breath of springtime.
We are also excited to announce the winners of the People’s Choice Awards!
Runner Up: Edge of the Moor, Brittany / Diane Enge
Winner: Amitahba / Therese Blaine
Runner Up: Ganesha / Beena Brown
Winner: Brook in the Mountains / Kristie Harrison and Mickey O’Kane
Runner Up: Journey of the Magi / Richard Raiche
Winner: Springtime of Life / Mary Johnson and Patricia Foulkes
Photos will be coming soon. Thank you again for all the hard work you have done this year, and for bringing such beauty and creativity into the museum. We’ll see you next year!
Set up day is only one week away! And the museum is busy preparing for your arrival on April 30th. Click here for a reminder of guidelines, restrictions, and general information regarding your pedestal arrangements. PFAs may begin arriving at 9 a.m., and arrangements must be finalized no later than 2 p.m. Our volunteers will be in the museum to greet and sign in all PFAs upon arrival.
Please note that the drive-up area immediately in front of the museum is for loading/un-loading ONLY. There will be free parking, first come-fist served, in the lot on 3rd street and 25th street.
More information can be found here. And a reminder to please RSVP to the People’s Choice Awards party hosted on Sunday, May 4th at 1 p.m. View the invitation and please indicate whether you will be bringing guests.
If you have any questions, or have a conflict with the set-up time, please notify the Friends office at (612) 870-3045.
We’ll see you soon! And thank you for participating in this year’s Art in Bloom!
It’s your last chance to sign up for the Wednesday, April 9 event, 4:30-7:30pm at Bachman’s on Lyndale in the Heritage Room. Join us for an Art in Bloom Pedestal Floral Artist shopping pre-order night. Come with your ideas and concepts– Bachman’s will help supply you with the flowers, components, and design supplies for your pedestal interpretations.
A premier resource for flowers and design components for AIB Pedestal Artists, Bachman’s evening event on April 9th will give Pedestal Artists the opportunity to view and pre-order flowers. Artists participating in the shopping event will receive $5 off a purchase of $25 or more.
Limited space is available, call the Friends at (612) 870-3045 or email email@example.com to reserve your spot today.
Art in Bloom is quickly approaching! We hope you are all in the throes of planning and designing your floral arrangements, and looking forward to the event!
We invite you to join us on Thursday, May 1st from 5:30-9:00pm for the annual Flowers After Hours, a night of flowers, music, amusements, and opportunities for the Pedestal Floral Artists to represent their arrangements! Please call or email the Friends office, or Barbara Proeschel, to RSVP and sign up for a time to attend.
Call (612) 870-3045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org