Rockford Art Museum is in full bloom during four-day event Art in Bloom (Tuesday, June 26–Friday, June 29), as select works of art juried in the 2018 Rockford Midwestern Biennial are creatively interpreted through flowers and other organic material. Experience imaginative installations by talented local designers, as well as unique programs throughout the event. Learn more at rockfordartmuseum.org.
Admission is free with regular museum admission, except for the ticketed Art in Bloom Preview Party (Monday, June 25, 6–8 p.m., $45) and related programming. For preview party tickets click here or call RAM at (815) 968-2787.
Participating designers include representatives of Abreo Restaurant, Anderson Japanese Gardens, Broadway Florist, Event Floral, Garden Arts, GreenFire Restaurant Bar & Bakery, Kishwaukee College Floral Design Program, Leaf River Landscaping, London Avenue Designs, O'Fallon's Fine Flowers, Petals & Pickin's, Stems Floral & More, Tonis Of Winnebago, and Pattie Wallander Designs.
Art in Bloom is presented by Rockford Art Museum in partnership with Anderson Japanese Gardens, Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden, and Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Sponsors include Sharyn & Joseph Castrogiovanni, Gail & Hugh Funderburg; Anne & David Boccignone, Scandroli Construction, Walter Wayne Realty LLC/Dave Diamond; Bischoff Dentistry, Judy Boccignone, Coyle-Kiley Insurance Agency Inc., Sara & Dave Deutsch, Cherri & Phil Eaton, FurstSearch, Sherry & Greg Harlan, Shelley & Kevin Peifer, Patty & Jeff Smith, Beth Ann Weis, Lulu & Greg Watt, Bill Doran Company. This event is chaired by David Boccignone.
ART IN BLOOM ON VIEW
TUE, 10 AM–5 PM
WED, 3–8 PM
THU, 10 AM–8 PM
FRI, 10 AM–3 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)
ART IN BLOOM PREVIEW PARTY
MON, JUN 25, 6–8 PM, $45
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.
Programs take place at RAM, 711 N MAIN ST, ROCKFORD
Learn more at rockfordartmuseum.org
“THE ART OF THE FLOWER” GALLERY WALK
THU, JUN 26, 11 AM
$10 ADMISSION ($7 for members of partnering organizations)
RAM Curator Carrie Johnson along with Event Floral designers Erin Stoffregen and Jordan Calgaro present an intimate look at the importance and meaning of flowers in art and design.
FASHION IN BLOOM: TEA + LIVING COUTURE
WED, JUN 27 | 11 AM–2 PM | $60
RAM partners with local floral design shops Event Floral and POSKA, along with local fashion boutique B jones, to present this NEW fundraising event during Art in Bloom. Luxe Productions, Beth Ann Weis Salon and Spa, Arch Apothecary, and more collaborate with the presenting partners to create this unforgettable fashion show, complete with tea service from GreenFire Restaurant Bar & Bakery. Proceeds from Fashion in Bloom provide support for RAM exhibitions and education programs throughout the year. LIMITED SEATING, reservations required. Call RAM at (815) 968-2787 or visit rockfordartmuseum.org to purchase your tickets.
Fashion in Bloom is sponsored by Midland States Bank, Lon & Dick Behr, Lana M. Engen CFP/Aspire Financial Group, Joan Stonecipher, Title Underwriters Agency, Gail & Hugh Funderburg, A. Tanner Design, Inc., Lisa & Mark Lindman, Ahlstrand Family Foundation and Event Floral. This event is chaired by Jennifer Ahlstrand.
Rockford Art Museum exists to enrich the quality of life in the Rockford region through art collection, exhibition, and education. Learn more at rockfordartmuseum.org.