There is sometimes absolutely no transition from winter to spring here in Central Florida. Or summer to fall. Or fall to winter. There’s just…well, hot. Nevertheless, we do get a nice brisk day or two during what the rest of the world experiences as spring.
Fortunately for us, though, we have touches of spring with events like the upcoming Art in Bloom: A Festival of Fine Arts & Flowers at Orlando Museum of Art. Now you already know we’re pretty big fans of the Museum (see here and here), and it’s efforts like this for the community which is one of the main reasons.
Now we didn’t get to catch the inaugural Art in Bloom exhibit last year, but we’re really looking forward to not missing it this year. After all, this is what we can expect:
The event starts later this month, running March 26-29, and includes the Museum’s collections and current exhibition Living Color: The Art of the Highwaymen.
Attendees of the exhibit can anticipate a “museum-wide kaleidoscope of breathtaking floral arrangements” inspired by works from the Orlando Museum of Art’s permanent collection and current exhibitions. There will also be curated antiques, lifestyle events and design workshops that are sure to inspire.
This year’s special guests are Margot Shaw, the founder and editor-in-chief of Flower Magazine and author of Living Floral: Entertaining and Decorating with Flowers, and Carleton Varney, one of America’s best-known interior designers and president and owner of Dorothy Draper & Co., Inc. Shaw and Varney will give lectures and sign books during the festival.
Other events on the schedule include the opening night party, daily appraisals, a mystery home tour, and floral workshops.
Art in Bloom supports the Orlando Museum of Art. The Council of 101 has raised more than $12 million for the museum’s educational programs and operational expenses over the years.
- Friday, March 27, 2020 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Saturday, March 28, 2020 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Sunday, March 29, 2020 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost is $15 Adults / $5 Children (Ages 3-11) and includes admission to the Museum’s collections and current exhibition.
Tickets can be purchased in person, over the phone by calling 407.896.4231 ext. 254, or online.
You know how folks always say to stop and smell the roses? Well we say hop in your car or on your bike, then stop at Orlando Museum of Art and smell all the flowers.
For more information, you can visit OrlandoArtInBloom.com.