The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) will present Art in Bloom from March 24 – 26, a biennial exhibition and competition celebrating the art of floral design. During the one-weekend-only event, visitors will be invited to explore the galleries and view floral designs inspired by artwork from the Museum's permanent collection.
"We're thrilled to welcome guests to the tenth year of Art in Bloom at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, commented GRAM Director of Communications Elizabeth Payne. "See the first signs of spring in GRAM's galleries and enjoy the creativity of 13 of our region's most talented floral designers."
The artwork presented in Art in Bloom will include 13 works from the Museum's collection. The selection includes recent acquisitions and works spanning a broad range of media, from painting and sculpture to mixed media and design.
Art in Bloom entries will be eligible for the Public Vote Award and the Juried Award. On view in GRAM's Level 3 Galleries during open hours the entire weekend, visitors can peruse the extravagant arrangements and vote to select a Public Vote Winner, who will be announced at 2 p.m. in the Museum's Lobby on Sunday, March 26. A panel comprised of floral and art experts and members of the Grand Rapids creative community will also select a Juried Winner, to be announced at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 24.
Admission to the three-day exhibition is accompanied by floral-themed programming for all ages, including gallery chats, drop-in paper flower artmaking workshops, a wine and jazz lounge, and a classical concert.
On Friday, March 24 from 6 – 10 p.m., GRAM and GRNoir Wine & Jazz will cohost the inaugural GRAM Goes Late event. Guests will enjoy a wine and jazz lounge at the Museum, complete with live musical and spoken word performances, complimentary bites, and a cash bar featuring GRNoir Collection wines. While the event is sold out at the time of this writing, GRAM encourages those who wish to attend to join the online waitlist.
All programming and events are included with Art in Bloom general admission and free for GRAM Members.
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Photos Courtesy of Grand Rapids Art Museum.