Calendar and Events / Friends Events
Friends Events: Highlights
These annual fund-raisers benefit the many vital programs and projects of the Friends of the Institute. Friends funds provide busing to the MIA for schoolchildren, support educational programs and lectures, purchase works of art for the permanent collection, and support many other museum needs.
Our annual carnival features art-themed games, live music, a chance to win first-rate art by local artists, and the company of the artists themselves. The MIA becomes a midway, alive with carnival performers and the shouts of gamers, who play to win chances in a drawing held for artwork at evening's end. Are you game?
Art in Bloom
A four-day festival of fresh floral arrangements and fine art, this spring celebration highlights the talents of more than 150 floral artists whose interpretations will be on view next to the works of art that inspired them. This one of a kind experience fills the museum with floral fragrance and features lectures, demonstrations, special events, and free docent tours of the displays. Since 1984, Art in Bloom has been our most popular fundraiser and largest volunteer effort.
Highlights from Art in Bloom 2011