Art in Bloom Preview Party: WED, APR 26, 6-8 PM, tickets here
Art in Bloom On View: THU-SUN, APR 27-30, 10 AM-5 PM, tickets available at the door ($10, $5 for members)
Fashion in Bloom: FRI, APR 28, 6:30-9:30 PM, tickets here
Art in Bloom returns for the seventh year with an imaginative display of live florals and other organic materials by local designers based on the current feature exhibition, Outer Harmonies. Art in Bloom is on view Thursday, April 27th through Sunday, April 30th 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 happening Wednesday, April 26th from 6-8 PM at the museum. This event includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine from Abreo and provides attendees the opportunity to speak directly with the designers. Tickets are $45 and must be purchased in advance for the Preview Party.
The sixth annual Fashion in Bloom returns with Cocktails and Living Couture. Featuring fashions from B Jones and fresh floral accessories and couture created by local florists. This event includes heavy hors d’oeuvres from Abreo/Social and the Norwegian with desserts from Cake One Five and Gelato Joe’s. Also new this year is a Parisian flower market and botanical spirits tasting from Artale & Co. Cash bar will be provided by Abreo/Social and will include imaginative floral cocktails. Tickets are $75 and must be purchased in advance.
Participating Florists—A Thymeless Bloom (Courtney Turner AIFD, CFD, ICPF); Anderson Japanese Gardens (Tim Gruner); Burr Oak Floral (Sarah Tyson); Jordan Calgaro; Emerald Moon Floral (Kaya Obee); Event Floral (Diane Didier-Adolphson, Katie Nelson, Erin Stoffregen); Flower Girls (Chelsea Demos); Garden of Eevie (Kellianne Holcomb); Kishwaukee College Floral Design Program (Janet Gallagher AIFD, CFD, Abby D’Agostin); Leaf River Landscaping (Mark Ellena); Catherine Marsh; Joel Marsh; The Native Flower Girl (Lindsey Butz), Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens (Abra Berg, Leslie Crow, Clayton Guler); Pepper Creek (Tara McClenthen, Sue Murphy); St. Charles Florist & Boutique (John Windish, QIFD, CFD); Velvet Poppy Floral Design (Devin Stoll); Jim Wojtowicz
Dean Alan Olson Foundation
Anne + David Boccignone, Judith Boccignone, Savant Wealth Management
Ahlstrand Family Foundation, Sarah Hagarty, MD, FRCSC, The Helm Group, Illinois Bank & Trust, Kaney Family Foundation; Tonia & Al Caruana, Chairish Upholstery & Refurbishment, CoyleKiley Insurance Agency, Inc, CS2 Design Group LLC, Sara & Dave Deutsch, The Face Place Rockford, Hamblock Ford, Sherry & Greg Harlan, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Larson & Darby Group, Olson Aluminum Castings, Julie Humpal, RE/MAX Property Source, Revive Chiropractic Wellness Center, Revolution Mental Health Alliance, Patty & Jeff Smith, Scandroli Construction Co., Signs Now, Staff Management, Inc., Warner Roofing & Restoration
Audio Engineering, Inc, Entre Computer Solutions, Garcea Computers, LLC, RBC Wealth Management/Matt Montalbano
In-Kind support: Bill Doran Company; 815 Yoga, Rooted, Tyler’s Landscaping, Village Green