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Events for Friday, April 27, 2012

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Art in Bloom
museum-wide

Join us for the 29th year of Art in Bloom, a four-day festival of fresh floral arrangements and fine art, presented by the Friends of the Institute at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

This splendid spring celebration and fund-raiser highlights the talents of more than 150 floral artists, whose work will be on view next to the works of art that inspired them. From Thursday through Sunday, you'll experience the floral fragrance throughout the museum, enjoy a lecture or demonstration, attend a party or free docent tour, and browse in the Art in Bloom Shop. more

Lead Sponsor: Abbot Downing (formerly Lowry Hill)

Extraordinary thanks to Margene Fox, our honorary chair, for her kind support.

Generous support provided by Accenture, Bachman's, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Gabberts, General Mills Foundation, Martha Head, Bill Hodder, Lakewood Cemetery, Macy's, Marbrook Foundation, and Mary and Doug Olson.

Additional support provided by Pauline Altermatt, Linda Boelter, Creative Kidstuff, Edina Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Jane Emison, The Bill and Katherine Fox Foundation, Sally Mathieu, Sheila Morgan, Nash Finch Company, Olson Law Firm, and Teresa Pfister.

Media Partner: myTalk 107.1


10 – 11 a.m.
Art in Bloom Floral Demonstration, The Garden Party
Pillsbury Auditorium

Floral Demonstration, "The Garden Party," at 10 a.m. in Pillsbury Auditorium.

Jane Godshalk, AIFD, is an award- winning floral designer on the faculty of one of the finest botanical gardens in America, the Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia.

In her morning floral demonstration, Godshalk will incorporate an array of design styles, mechanics, and techniques to enliven your next garden party, be it a grand affair or intimate gathering. Her arrangements will be auctioned after the program.

Sponsored by Martha Head.

Admission: $30

To reserve tickets, call (612) 870-6323 or reserve tickets online »


11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Art in Bloom Boxed Luncheons
Wells Fargo Community Room

Gourmet on the go! Plan ahead for a quick bite between gallery stops. Seating available both indoors and on the patio (weather permitting).

Sponsored by Nash Finch Company.

Boxed Luncheon: $20

To reserve tickets, call (612) 870-6323 or reserve tickets online »


1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Art in Bloom Couture Arranging Workshop
Studios 112 & 113

Floral Workshop, "Couture Arranging," at 1:30 p.m. in Studios 112 & 113.

Jane Godshalk, AIFD, is an award- winning floral designer on the faculty of one of the finest botanical gardens in America, the Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia.

In her afternoon workshop, you can roll up your sleeves and participate. Assisted by Godshalk, attendees will combine greens and flowers to make stunning decorative designs. You'll learn a vast array of foliage manipulation techniques to create a long-lasting design to take home. Flowers and containers provided.

Sponsored by an anonymous donor.

Limited to 20 participants.

Admission: $125

To reserve tickets, call (612) 870-6323 or reserve tickets online »