Art in Bloom

The North Carolina Museum of Art hosts its second Art in Bloom, a four-day festival of art and flowers, April 7−10. The event features 56 floral masterpieces inspired by the NCMA’s permanent collection and created by world-class floral designers—11 more designs than last year’s festival. During Art in Bloom the NCMA will also feature master classes, presentations, family activities, an opening reception, and many more events (full schedule below).

“After last year’s successful launch of Art in Bloom, we are thrilled to host this flower-filled festival for our visitors once again,” says NCMA Director Lawrence J. Wheeler. “This year we have exciting new speakers, a different group of creative and talented floral designers, and even more works of art to be interpreted as beautiful floral arrangements. It will be a perfect way to welcome spring.”

Featured Art in Bloom presenters include:

  • French floral designer Olivier Giugni, who has created arrangements for Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harry Winston, and more; and who has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and The Chew
  • Event designer David Beahm, who has designed events for the Discovery Channel, Victoria’s Secret Beauty, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, and more; and who has been featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Town and Country, and Style
  • Floral photographer Ashley Woodson Bailey, who is also known for her custom prints, fabrics, home décor, clothing, and a line of bespoke wallpaper
  • Julieta Sherk, a registered landscape architect and an associate professor teaching landscape design at the NCSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Erica Anderson, the first horticulture intern on Appledore Island, where Childe Hassam spent summers painting the landscapes featured in the exhibition American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals
  • Randy Wooten, Carol Dowd, and Stephanie Garrett, members of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), the floral industry’s leading nonprofit organization
  • Steve Taras, primary floral designer for the NCMA

In preparation for Art in Bloom, the Museum’s West Building will be closed on Wednesday, April 6. East Building and the Museum Park will remain open for visitors.

During the four days of Art in Bloom, tickets will be required for admission to the permanent collection in the Museum’s West Building. East Building and the Museum Park will remain open and free to visitors.

Proceeds from Art in Bloom support Museum programming and exhibitions and benefit the NCMA Foundation. The presenting sponsor of Art in Bloom is PNC Bank.

Art in Bloom
April 7−10, 2016
North Carolina Museum of Art
$10 Museum members
$15 Nonmembers
Free for children 6 and under
Tickets on sale now!

During the four days of Art in Bloom, the Museum’s West Building will open at 9 am, an hour earlier than usual. The Museum’s East Building Box Office will open at 9 am, and East Building galleries will open at 10 am.

Additional fees charged for select workshops, presentations, and other events (schedule below).
The NCMA will host a series of special events in conjunction with Art in Bloom, including an opening reception, presentations, master classes, workshops, and family activities. Visitors can register for events online at or by calling the Museum Box Office, (919) 715-5923.

For more information about the presentations, classes, workshops, and activities, please see: