AIB Event: Flowers After Hours – Not to Miss!


We invite you to join us on Thursday, April 30th 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.

  • Enjoy the free festivities, floral fashion, and cash bar with friends and family!
  • Mingle in the galleries with museum-goers as you share the inspiration behind your floral arrangement!
  • Celebrate Art in Bloom in the community of other Pedestal Floral Artists!

**If you are part of a PFA team, please disperse the invitation to your group members**

We hope you will be part of this amazing evening. Look out for your formal Evite!

RSVP to the online E-invitation by April 15, 2015 in order to receive your special PFA name badge.


Form Deadline Passed


There are a number of PFAs who have yet to send in their pedestal request forms and/or their artwork interpretations. We have passed the deadline, so please submit late forms immediately. We would love to include everyone’s interpretation in our program for AIB 2015. Thank you!


Questions? Leave a message at the Friends Intern Desk (612-870-6543) or send an email to



DEADLINE Approaching: Program Info and Pedestal Form

Program Information and Pedestal Request Forms are due in TWO DAYS on Friday, February 20th. Please email your completed forms as an attachment to with the title“PFA Info & Pedestal Request”.

For step by step directions, click here. Thank you!


Questions? Contact the Friends Intern Desk at (612)870-6543, or send an email to

Upcoming AIB Events!



Sunrise to Sunset – Art in Bloom Kick-Off Brunch


Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11:00am (check-in at 10:30am)

$75 / person ($40 tax deductible)

$750 / reserve table of 10 ($400 tax deductible)

Order Tickets Today: (612) 870-6323,



Now available under our “Dedications” tab of the blog. Browse through our selection of artwork, download the Dedication Form, and submit your $50 payment. A wonderful way to honor and celebrate the ones you love! Submit on or before April 10, 2015.

Mike Birt

Let Mike Birt help your floral creation come alive! Using Image Analysis by the 3M Visual Attention Service, Mike will use heat map analysis to draw attention to the key elements of your work of art and your floral arrangement. Email our PFA Committee Co-Chair, Lezlie Pinske at if you are interested.

Questions? Email us at, or call the Friends Intern Desk at (612) 870-6543.

Program Info and Pedestal Form: Deadline in ONE WEEK!

Your PFA form is DUE next Friday, February 20th! Thank you to those artists who have already submitted and those who are in the process. If you have not yet submitted your form, please follow the instructions below:

1) Download the Art in Bloom 2015 Pedestal Request Form onto your computer.

2) Open the PDF and read through the entire form (note: artwork interpretation, year of AIB participation, pedestal size request).

3) Click on the highlighted areas to enter your information electronically.

4) When complete, “Save As” a unique name onto your computer (ex. “2015PFA.Pinske”).

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 20th.

Note: If you have already submitted your form but did not include your artwork interpretation and AIB participation years, please send us an email using the subject “PFA Artwork Interpretation”.

Note: If you are unable to send your form via email, you may send it via snail mail or stop by the office Monday – Friday. Please call the Friends Intern Desk (612-870-6543) to make alternative arrangements. Thanks!

ATTENTION – Artwork Selection is now Closed for 2015

Attention All,

We are officially over our max for Art in Bloom 2015 pedestal arrangements and are no longer accepting new admissions. We apologize to any interested artists that will not be able to participate this year. We hope you join us next year!

To those of you who have already called, left voicemails, or emailed the Friends, you can expect a reply to your requests by the end of the day Monday, February 9th. We will accept as many PFAs as allowed based on the order of your request but cannot guarantee we will have enough pedestals for those of you that have already left messages.

Thank you for your understanding.


Questions? Contact the Friends Intern Desk at (612)870-6543, or send an email to

UPDATED: Artwork Listing Post Selection Session 1

Thank you to everyone who came to the first selection session! We have such a loyal and enthusiastic following. It was great to see all of the buzz in person.

If you were unable to attend the selection session tonight, you can still come and pick your piece tomorrow morning. Attached is an updated list of artwork to reflect those pieces that were chosen tonight.

Thank you all again, we can’t wait to see your interpretations!

AIB 2015 Selected Artwork RESERVE-Night OneF

Preparing for January 29th and 30th Artwork Selection Sessions

Reminder, the 2015 selection dates for the pedestal floral artists will be held this Thursday evening and Friday morning in the Villa Rosa Room.

Each session will begin with information about AIB followed by participants being called in groups to select artworks as designated by numbers received upon arrival. In order to prepare for your session, please review information under the “AIB 2015 Selected Artwork” tab. We cannot guarantee your first choice, so come prepared with three or four alternative artworks for interpretation.

We will provide you with an agenda and the Artwork Selection Form when you arrive at the session.

Large artwork images will be displayed on the walls of the Villa Rosa Room during the sessions indicating which artworks are still available for selection. Once the artwork is removed from the wall, it is no longer available. An updated spreadsheet of available artworks will be added to the blog site at the end of each session.


 We look forward to seeing you on one of the following dates:

Thursday, January 29th: Doors open at 5:30pm, session begins at 6:00pm

Friday, January 30th: Doors open at 10:00am, session begins at 10:30am


*If you are unable to attend either selection day, you may designate a representative to select on your behalf, or you can call the Friends Intern desk to make a request after noon on Friday, January 30. We will accept requests until we reach 160 pedestals or after Friday, February 6, whichever comes sooner.


Questions? Contact the Friends Intern Desk at (612)870-6543, or send an email to