Admission is free with regular museum admission, except for the ticketed Art in Bloom Preview Party (June 27, 6–8 p.m., $35) and related programming. Art in Bloom is presented by Rockford Art Museum in partnership with Anderson Japanese Gardens, Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, and Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, a facility of Rockford Park District; and supported in part by Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. The event is chaired by David Boccignone. Sponsors include Walter Wayne Realty; Ameriprise Financial – Sherry D. Sandwick CFP, Bischoff Dentistry, Anne and David Boccignone, Judy Boccignone, Sharyn and Joe Castrogiovanni, CoyleKiley Insurance Agency, Jennifer Furst / FurstStaffing, Sherry and Greg Harlan, Lisa and Mark Lindman, Williams-Manny Insurance Group, and Wolfe Landscaping. Donors include Tina and Gary Kaatz, Lulu and Greg Watt; in-kind donors include Bill Doran Company.


Participating designers include representatives of Anderson Japanese Gardens; Broadway Florist (Tina Kot); Diana’s Living Designs (Diana Behr); Event Floral (Erin Stoffregen, Diane Didier-Adolphson, Jordan Calgaro, Kim Dazey); Shirley Grace Floral Design (Beth Edwards); Kishwaukee College Floral Program (Janet Gallagher); Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden (Jim Wojtowicz); La Paloma Gardens (Karen Vaughn Harding); London Avenue Designs (Lori Eickhoff, Will Diaz); Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens (Clayton Guler); O’Fallon’s Fine Flowers (Amy Caruana, Kathy Caruana); Poska (Louise Poska, Karen Vaughn Harding); and Terra Bella Floral Boutique & Photography (Miriam Solares, Bethany Pedersen).  

ART IN BLOOM ON VIEW 
JUN 28–JUN 30, 10 AM–5 PM 
ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM
711 N MAIN ST, ROCKFORD, (815) 968-2787 
FREE WITH RAM ADMISSION ($7/adults, $3/seniors and students, free for children under 12 and Rockford Art Museum members; Free Day every Tuesday, all day)


ART IN BLOOM PREVIEW PARTY
MON, JUN 27
, 6–8 PM, $35

INCLUDES WINE + HORS D'OEUVRES BY ABREO
ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM
711 N MAIN ST, ROCKFORD 
For preview party tickets click here or call RAM, (815) 968-2787.


RELATED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING

“CREATE FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS + DÉCOR FROM YOUR OWN BACKYARD” 

WORKSHOP WITH JIM WOJTOWICZ
SAT, JUN 25, 10:30 AM–12 PM
KLEHM ARBORETUM & BOTANIC GARDEN
2715 S MAIN ST, ROCKFORD, (815) 965-8146

$10 ADMISSION ($7 for members of Klehm, RAM, Anderson Gardens, Nicholas Conservatory)

ART IN BLOOM LIVING ART EXHIBIT
JUN 28–JUN 30, 9 AM–6 PM
ANDERSON JAPANESE GARDENS
318 SPRING CREEK RD, ROCKFORD, (815) 229-9390
FREE ADMISSION (Gardens admission separate)
This indoor exhibit of bonsai trees and ikebana arrangements is free and open to the public during regular hours (excludes Tuesday Evening in the Gardens concert series). Entrance to gardens is regular admission: $8/adults, $7/seniors (62+), $6/children, free for children under 5 and AJG members.

FOREST CITY QUEEN BOAT RIDE
TUE, JUN 28, DEPARTS AT 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM
RIVERFRONT MUSEUM PARK BOAT DOCK
711 N MAIN ST, ROCKFORD

$4 ADMISSION (CASH ONLY)
Space limited. Cash only, pay as you board. For more information call Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, (815) 969-6036.

“5 UNIQUE WAYS TO STYLE YOUR HOME WITH FLORAL”
DEMONSTRATION BY LORI EICKHOFF, LONDON AVENUE DESIGNS
WED, JUN 29, 11 AM–12 PM
ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 
711 N MAIN ST, ROCKFORD, (815) 968-2787

$10 ADMISSIO
N ($7 for members of RAM, Klehm, Anderson Gardens, Nicholas Conservatory)

PUBLIC SCULPTURE WALKING TOUR
THU, JUN 30, 11 AM–12 PM weather permitting
NICHOLAS CONSERVATORY & GARDENS
1354 N 2ND ST, ROCKFORD, (815) 969-6036
FREE WITH NCG ADMISSION ($6/Winnebago County residents, $8/non-residents, $4/seniors)

Learn more at rockfordartmuseum.org/art-in-bloom.

Founded in 1913, Rockford Art Museum is a non-profit organization that exists to enrich the quality of life in the Rockford region through art collection, exhibition and education. Regular admission: $7 adults, $3 students/seniors, free for children younger than age 12 and RAM members. Free Day every Tuesday, all day. Regular hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., every day. For more information call (815) 968-2787 or go to http://rockfordartmuseum.org.

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