in bloom @ union–JUNE 2024

Art in Bloom @ Union returns for the eighth year with an imaginative display of live florals and other organic materials by local designers based on Permanent Collection works. Due to ongoing construction at Rockford Art Museum, this year’s exhibition will happen at Union Event Space (112 N 2nd Street, Rockford).

Art in Bloom is on view Thursday through Sunday, June 13th-16th from 10 AM to 5 PM. Tickets to view Art in Bloom are $10 ($5 for RAM members) and are available to purchase at the door.

A first look at this year’s designs will take place at the ticketed Preview Party on June 12th. This event includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine and provides attendees the opportunity to speak directly with the designers. Tickets must be purchased in advance for the Preview Party; click here for information.

The seventh annual Fashion in Bloom @ Union returns with Cocktails and Living Couture on June 14th. Featuring fashions and fresh floral accessories and couture created by local florists. This event includes heavy hors d’oeuvres. Tickets must be purchased in advance; click here for information.

Participating Florists (to date)—Anderson Japanese Gardens (Tim Gruner); Bill Doran Co.; Cherry Blossom Florist; Cypress House (Elke Drendel, Krista Stewart); Emerald Moon Floral (Kaya Obee); Flora Elements (Lisa Belisle, AIFD); Flower Fan-A-See (Gwen Lowe); In Bloom Committee; Jessica Johnson; Kishwaukee College Floral Design Program (Janet Gallagher AIFD CFD); Leaf River Landscaping + Nursery (Mark Ellena); Catherine + Joel Marsh;  Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens (Leslie Crow); Nostalgic Dwelling (Stephanie Towell); Pepper Creek (Tara McClenthen); Michelle Princer; Rooted (Liz Schaer); St. Charles Florist (John Windisch AIFD CFD);  Velvet Poppy Floral Design (Devin Stoll); Village Green (Abby D’Agostin)

Sponsors (to date)–
Presenting Sponsor: Union Event Space
Dean Alan Olson Foundation, Bill Doran Company; David Boccignone—Studio Wealth Advisory Group; Judith Boccignone, Savant Wealth Management, Wells Fargo Advisors; Ahlstrand Family Foundation, Chairish Upholstery + Refurbishment, Julie Humpal RE/MAX Property Source; Lon + Dick Behr, Coleman CPA Consulting Inc., Liz Dickinson, Darlene + Tom Furst, Dr. Julia Pesavento DMD + Dr. Erin Gunderson DMD, Revive Chiropractic Wellness Center; CoyleKiley Insurance Agency, Inc, Gerrie Gustafson/Carolyn + Cynthia Smith, Sherry + Greg Harlan, Olson Aluminum, Patty + Jeff Smith Family, Stenstrom Construction Group, Warner Roofing & Restoration; Barbara + John Holmstrom, Karen + Tom Shifo, Woodward, Inc. 

In-Kind support: Bill Doran Company, B Jones Boutique, Parella Beauty Co., Rooted, Sattva Yoga Spa, Village Green