More Exciting Info About Flowers After Hours

Below is the description of Art in Bloom’s May 1st event. Remember to contact the Friends office to RSVP as your pedestal representative. You will not be required to stand by your piece the whole night, we want you to enjoy the evening as a guest, too! Call the Friends at (612) 870-3045, or email us at

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Friends of the Institute, Caldrea, and Bachman’s team up to kick off Flowers After Hours with a May Day extravaganza of flowers, fashion and fine art. Enter through the grand doors of the MIA’s historic 24th Street entrance, especially decorated for the festivities, and make your way to the Fountain Court where Alexis and Elizabeth from MyTalk 107.1 will emcee a fashion show featuring dresses and accessories made entirely out of flowers. Watch as contestants create fashion accessories from the contents of a mystery box in “BloomOff.” Join the activities, have your picture taken, pick up a Caldrea sample, and make a paper flower accessory to take home. Leave plenty of time to visit the galleries and interact with the Pedestal Artists whose floral creations were inspired by the masterworks of art in the MIA’s collections. Live music, cash bar, and blooms of fun!

5:30 – 9 p.m. Flowers After Hours

A May Day extravaganza featuring flowers, fashion, and fine art, with cash bar and live music. Located in the Fountain Court Rotunda. Sponsored by Caldrea.

6 p.m.  Bachman’s Flower Fashion Reveal

Alexis and Elizabeth from MyTalk 107.1 emcee a fashion show featuring dresses and accessories made entirely out of flowers. 

7 p.m.  Bachman’s “BloomOff” Floral Competition
Contestants compete to create fashion accessories from the contents of a mystery box.

Free Bachman’s Event, April 9th!

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 to reserve your spot today.

Flowers After Hours

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


Art in Bloom Lecture Series: Special Offer!

      We have an incredible group of lectures this year for Art in Bloom! And with these a special offer:
     With the purchase of 10 or more tickets to one or more Art in Bloom 2014 lecture/floral demonstration(s), your group will be eligible for a private, docent-led tour at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts—a $125 value.
     Lecture tickets are $30/each. Tours may be scheduled between May 1 and December 31, 2014, subject to availability.  You may select a tour theme or choose one from over 40 tour themes.  Special exhibitions, such as Matisse: Masterworks from The Baltimore Museum of Art, are excluded from this offer.
      Click here for information on the lectures, the offer and an order form.
     This offer ends April 17, 2014 and is available only by contacting We look forward to seeing you at Art in Bloom 2014!

Come and Visit!

Pedestal requests have been processed and assigned!

As PFAs begin receiving notification of their dimensions we encourage you to come and visit your piece of art, conceptualizing how the flower arrangement will work in the gallery and with your pedestal.

And with Art in Bloom right around the corner we can imagine the work going into the design and creative planning for your floral arrangements. For new and fresh ideas, visit for inspiration!

Questions? Call the Friends office at (612) 870-3045 or email us at

Northern Clay Center

For all Pedestal Floral Artists! Karen McPherson, through the Northern Clay Center, offers a wonderful selection of vases available for rent during Art in Bloom for 10% of the retail price. If you’re is interested, check out the vases at and contact the NCC through the link at the top of the page.
Questions? Call the Friends office at (612) 870-3045 or email

Pedestal Request and Artist Bio: Deadline this FRIDAY!

Pedestal Floral Artists!! The deadline for your second and last form is only two days away. Thank you to all artists who have already submitted and to those that are steadily coming in. To those who have not yet submitted, please follow the below instructions after downloading the form here.


  1. Download Art in Bloom Program Information & Pedestal Request Form onto your computer
  2. Open the PDF form & read though entire form (Note: You may want to zoom the form to +130% or select full screen in the upper right corner for ease of viewing & data entry)
  3. Tab or Click the highlighted areas to enter your information electronically
  4. “Save As” a unique name (ex. “2014 PFA Info.Pinske”) onto your computer
  5. Email completed form as an attachment to . Please use the subject: “PFA Info & Pedestal Request”. This form is due no later than Friday, February 21st, 2014

For artists who need to revisit the Art in Bloom guidelines to determine their pedestal sizes, plant materials, and other essentials, click here.

If you are unable to send your Program Information & Pedestal Request Form via email, please call the Friends Office (612-870-3045) to make alternative arrangements.