Visit Art in Bloom

Admission to view the floral displays
is free!


Free off-street parking is available on the surface lot and in the ramp at 25th Street and Third Avenue South.

Complimentary off-site parking and free shuttle service is offered Thursday evening and all day Saturday at the Wells Fargo parking garage located at 28th Street and Fourth Avenue South.

Valet parking available Thursday through Saturday at $10 per car.

Maps and directions are available here.


Complimentary 45-minute docent-guided tours of floral displays will be offered on the following days and times:

  • Thursday 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.*
  • Friday 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m.
  • Sunday 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m.*, 2:15 p.m.

*ASL-interpreted tour available.
All tours meet by the 24th Street entrance.


The Art in Bloom Shop in the Cargill Gallery is open during museum hours.

Art in Bloom 2012 Committee

Honorary Chair
Margene Fox

Ann Birt
Betsey Whitbeck

Friends President
Carolyn Dahl

Barbara Abbett
Pauline Altermatt
Jan Anderson
Heidi Ault
Judith Benton
Madeline Betsch
Sally Blood
Linda Boelter
Martha Bordwell
Terry Carlson
Pamela Coleman
Lucia Crane
Heidi Eales
Barbara Edin
Katie Eiser
Jane Emison
Danielle Faribault
Vickie Foster
Carol Gray
Martha Head
Emily Johnson
Suzanne Joyce
Marilyn Kemme
Carrie Kilberg
Jeanette Klauder
Dean Koutsky
Kathy Koutsky
Rene Kraus

Virginia Lang
Colles Larkin
Nikki Lewis
Julie Madison
Sally Mathieu
Susan McCarthy
Patty McCullough
Anna Moore
Sheila Morgan
Melanie Nelson
Cindy Olson
Rae Pesek
Teresa Pfister
Melinda Pfohl
Peggy Pluimer
Stephanie Prem
Katie Remole
Tracy Schaefer
Katie Searl
Meridy Shoger
Connie Sommers
Julie Springrose
Jane Oden Stull
Marilyn Sundberg
Cindi Sutter
Elaine Swanson
Ziya Tarapore
Kaye Thoeny
Deborah Touw
Jackie Tyson
Nancy Wyatt

Thank You

Lead Sponsor: 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.

Special thanks to Nicole Anderson, Friends operations coordinator, and Jennifer Ramstad and Jenna Schuldt, Art in Bloom interns.

And gratitude to our off-site event hosts: Becky and John Allen, Phyllis and Tom Colwell, and Maxine Wallin.

Art in Bloom raises funds to support the many projects of the Friends of the Institute, dedicated to supporting, enhancing, and sustaining the collections, programs, and influence of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

AiB 2011 Poster

Floral Artists

Art in Bloom florists are volunteer floral enthusiasts from a range of backgrounds. Anyone, regardless of floral arranging experience, is welcome to participate. Florists attend one of two orientation events in early February to select the work of art they plan to interpret with fresh flowers. To learn more, visit

Commercial Floral Artists

Art in Bloom thanks the following commercial florists for their participation in 2012. Look for their striking creations in public areas of the museum during the event. (And when shopping with these businesses, mention you saw their work at Art in Bloom!)

Acanthus Floral Art
Artisans des Fleurs, Sponsored by Koehler and Dramm
Arts & Flowers Design Studio
Best Wishes Floral
Camrose Hill Flower Studio & Farm
Garden Gate Flowers
GARDENhouse on Maryland
Minneapolis School of Flower Design
Minnesota State Florist Association
Natures Harvest
Richfield Floral & Gardens
Richfield Flowers and Events
Roger Beck Florist
Soderberg's Floral & Gift
Twiggs Home & Garden
Wisteria Design Studio