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Art in Bloom

February 2, 2023

Art in Bloom celebrates creativity in the Wiregrass region and the museum’s 35th anniversary through innovative displays of floral and object design, made by area creatives, to accompany works of art on view from the museum’s Permanent Collection. In January 2023, WMA has selected 12 individuals, groups, or organizations for the opportunity to create arrangements for public viewing near the works they are inspired by.

Art in Bloom will open with a ticketed, evening reception on Thursday, February 2nd, and arrangements will be on display to the public during normal operating hours through Saturday, February 4th. This program includes a (sold out) floral design workshop led by Holly Carlisle, a Birmingham-based designer, on Friday, February 3rd, as well as floral design-inspired art activities for First Saturday Family Day on Saturday, February 4th.

WMA’s Art in Bloom Opening Reception – Tickets Available! 

Thursday, February 2, 2023


WMA’s Great Hall & Galleries

WMA invites you to attend the opening reception for Art in Bloom, a new program celebrating creativity through innovative arrangements of floral and object design. Reception attendees will enjoy the first look at these arrangements, inspired by works in WMA’s Permanent Collection. Art in Bloom continues the celebration of WMA’s 35th anniversary this year, and we invite you to take part in this special event.

Join us — and bring friends and family — for an elegant evening in the museum’s galleries, enjoying 12 installations of inspired floral and object design, each of which correspond to individual works on view at the museum. Area string musicians will offer live music in the galleries as you explore each installation, with the opportunity to talk to the creative minds behind the arrangements. Light refreshments, including specialty cocktails, small bites, and hors d’oeuvres, will be served in the Great Hall, with seating and lounging spaces to slow down and enjoy the atmosphere.

Cocktail dress is suggested, but not required. Art in Bloom is a drop-in style reception without a timed program, so that you can experience the installations at your ease.

$25 per person | All ages are welcome!

Reserve Your Tickets

Floristry Unbound with Holly Carlisle | Floral Design Workshop

Friday, February 3, 2023, 12:30-3:30pm

Update: (SOLD OUT)

First Saturday Family Day | Floral-Inspired Art Activities

Saturday, February 4, 2023, 10:30-2:30pm

No registration required.

Participation in Art in Bloom did not require a fee, and was available on a first-come reservation basis, beginning January 2023. All participants agreed to attend an information session and to abide by WMA’s guidelines. As of January 20th, all availability to participate as a creator in the Art in Bloom program has been filled. Click here to download the Art in Bloom application and guidelines.