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Rockford Art Museum is in full bloom during this three-day event as works of art from the RAM Collection are creatively interpreted through flowers and other organic material. Experience imaginative installations by talented local designers, as well as unique demonstrations, workshops and programs throughout the event. 

ART IN BLOOM ON DISPLAY
TUE, JUN 27–THU, JUN 29 10 AM–8 PM
ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 
711 N MAIN ST, ROCKFORD | (815) 968-2787 
FREE WITH RAM ADMISSION ($7/adults, $3/seniors and students, free for RAM members and children under 12; Free Day every Tuesday 10 am–5 pm, regular rates apply 5–8 pm) 


ART IN BLOOM PREVIEW PARTY
MON, JUN 26 6–8 PM, $40
INCLUDES WINE + HORS D'OEUVRES BY ABREO

ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 
711 N MAIN ST, ROCKFORD (815) 968-2787 
FOR TICKETS CLICK
HERE OR CALL RAM, (815) 968-2787

Art in Bloom is presented by Rockford Art Museum in partnership with Anderson Japanese Gardens, Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, a facility of Rockford Park District, and Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Sponsors include Anne & David Boccignone, Karen & David Diamond, Cherri & Phil Eaton, Lisa & Mark Lindman, John & Lisa Stankey Rakus; Cheryl & Rick Bischoff, Judy Boccignone, Sharyn & Joe Castrogiovanni, CoyleKiley Insurance Agency, Sara & Dave Deutsch, Sherry & Greg Harlan, Shelley & Kevin Peifer, Robin & Douglas Roegner, Savant Capital Management as of print date. Contributors include Wolfe Landscaping, Lulu & Greg Watt. This event is chaired by David Boccignone. 

PARTICIPATING DESIGNERS

Abreo (Karen & Paul Sletten)
Anderson Japanese Gardens 
(Tim Gruner, Katherine Marsh, Katie Weston, Tyler Ziegert
)
Barr’s Flowers & Greenhouse 
(Debbie Clanin, Tara McClenthen)
Broadway Florist
(Michelle Joley)
Event Floral
(Erin Stoffregen,
Jordan Calgaro, Kim Dazey,
Diane Didier-Adolphson, Megan Smith, Charlotte Schlossmann, Annie Von Arx, Hailey Holder)

Garden Arts
 (Shirley Crawford, Char Hendrickson, Pamela Smith)
Shirley Grace Floral Design
(Beth Edwards)
GreenFire 
(Shendet Ismajlaj)
Kishwaukee College Floral Design 
(Janet Gallagher)
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
(Jim Wojtowicz)
London Avenue Designs 
(Lori Eickhoff)
Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens (Clayton Guler)
O’Fallon’s Fine Flowers 
(Amy & Kathy Caruana)
Toni’s of Winnebago (Michelle Princer)
Pattie Wallander Designs 
(Pattie Wallander)


RELATED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING
Programs take place at RAM, 711 N. Main St., Rockford, unless otherwise noted.

“THE ART OF THE FLOWER” GALLERY WALK
WITH CURATOR CARRIE JOHNSON 
+ HORTICULTURE INSTRUCTOR JANET GALLAGHER
TUE, JUN 27
| 11 AM
711 N MAIN ST, ROCKFORD 
| (815) 968-2787
$10 ADMISSION ($7 for members of partnering organizations) 
Rockford Art Museum Curator Carrie Johnson and Kishwaukee College horticulture instructor Janet Gallagher present an intimate look at the importance and meaning of flowers in art and design.

FLORAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
WITH CAMERA CRAFT
TUE, JUN 27
| 2 PM
711 N MAIN ST, ROCKFORD
| (815) 968-2787
$10 ADMISSION ($7 for members of partnering organizations)
David Seigel of Camera Craft offers tips and techniques that enable participants to capture creative images of arrangements on display. No flash equipment. Bring your own camera. Space limited. TO REGISTER CALL (815) 968-2787.

“BLOOMS + BASKETS” WORKSHOP
WITH EVENT FLORAL 
WED, JUN 28
| 11 AM
711 N MAIN ST, ROCKFORD
| (815) 968-2787
$55 ADMISSION ($52 for members of partnering organizations)
Led by Event Floral designers, participants will create a stylized basket arrangement of seasonal fresh floral and natural focal accents and take home their creations. All materials included. Space limited. TO REGISTER CALL (815) 968-2787.

“SUMMER SUCCULENT CENTERPIECE” WORKSHOP
WITH LONDON AVENUE DESIGNS
THU, JUN 29
| 11 AM
711 N MAIN ST, ROCKFORD | (815) 968-2787
$30 ADMISSION ($27 for members of partnering organizations)
Led by Lori Eickhoff of London Avenue Designs, participants will create a stunning centerpiece made with summer succulents and take home their creations. All materials included. Space limited. TO REGISTER CALL (815) 968-2787.

FOREST CITY QUEEN CRUISES

JUN 27–29
| DEPARTS 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM
RIVERFRONT MUSEUM PARK BOAT DOCK
711 N MAIN ST, ROCKFORD
RATES START AT $6 FOR ADULTS
Space limited, reservations suggested. TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS CALL Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens at (815) 987-1689.


CREATE AN ART IN BLOOM-INSPIRED ITINERARY
Learn how to book guided tours with partnering organizations on their respective websites. For help planning a trip to Rockford, visit gorockford.com.

‘BRUCE MUNRO: LIGHT’ EXHIBIT
AT NICHOLAS CONSERVATORY & GARDENS

JUN 27–29
| 9 AM–11 PM

1354 N 2
ND ST, ROCKFORD (815) 987-1689
RATES START AT $6 FOR ADULTS
Innovative light-based installation artist Bruce Munro uses Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens as a stunning backdrop for his first exhibit in the Chicago region. Extended hours to see the luminescent works, including signature large-scale sculptures – two of which debut here. Best viewed at dusk or later. Full list of rates, activities and more at nicholasconservatory.com.

‘FROZEN IN GLASS’ EXHIBIT
AT KLEHM ARBORETUM & BOTANIC GARDEN

JUN 27–29
| 9 AM–4 PM
2715 S MAIN ST, ROCKFORD (815) 965-8146
FREE WITH KLEHM ADMISSION
This indoor exhibit surveys floral motifs in paperweights created from circa 1840 through today. Learn more at klehm.org. Klehm admission: $6/adults, $3/seniors and students, $3/children 3–17, free for children under 2 and Klehm members.

JAPANESE SCROLLS + IKEBANA EXHIBIT
AT ANDERSON JAPANESE GARDENS

JUN 27–28
| 9 AM–6 PM + JUN 29 | 9 AM–8 PM
318 SPRING CREEK RD, ROCKFORD (815) 229-9390
FREE ADMISSION (GARDENS ADMISSION SEPARATE)

This indoor exhibit of authentic Japanese scrolls and ikebana arrangements is free and open to the public during regular hours (excludes Tuesday in the Gardens concert series). Gardens admission: $9.50/adults, $8.50/seniors, $7.50/children, free for children under 5 and AJG members.

TUESDAY EVENING IN THE GARDENS CONCERT
AT ANDERSON JAPANESE GARDENS

TUE, JUN 27
| PERFORMANCE BEGINS 5:45 PM
318 SPRING CREEK RD, ROCKFORD (815) 229-9390
GARDENS ADMISSION RATES APPLY
Learn more at andersonjapanesegardens.org.
Gardens admission: $9.50/adults, $8.50/seniors, $7.50/children, free for children under 5 and AJG members.

FRESCO AT THE GARDENS RESTAURANT
AT ANDERSON JAPANESE GARDENS

JUN 27–28
| 8 AM–2 PM
+ JUN 29 | 8 AM–7 PM
318 SPRING CREEK RD, ROCKFORD (815) 316-2256
Menus and more at frescorockford.com.

See photos from the 2016 event at facebook.com/rockfordartmuseum, instagram.com/rockfordart, or use the hashtag #artinbloomrockford to search social sites online. For more information call RAM, (815) 968-2787. 

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