Art in Bloom

Art in Bloom

Art in Bloom is an annual, one-weekend-only exhibition that celebrates the combined beauty of art and floral design. Visitors are invited to experience the first signs of spring at the Grand Rapids Art Museum while touring the galleries and enjoying extravagant floral sculptures. The region’s most talented floral designers create elegant and thought provoking arrangements inspired by works from the Museum’s permanent collection. These floral sculptures emphasize, challenge, and build upon elements and concepts within the original work of art, creating an extraordinary dialogue between the two pieces. Visitors are invited to select the People’s Choice Award Winner by casting a vote for their favorite floral sculpture. This three-day exhibition is a must-see!

Art in Bloom 2015 Winners

Juried Design Award
1st Place
#9 James Jaarda | Design Collective Floral
Inspired by: Baluster from the Schleisinger and Mayer Company Store by Louis Sullivan

Juried Design Award
2nd Place
#17 Rachel Koert | Independent Floral Designer
Inspired by Tropical Migrants by Alexis Rockman

People’s Choice
1st Place
#2 Mari Ignatoski | Ginko Studios
Inspired by Passenger Pigeons by Lewis Luman Cross

People’s Choice
2nd Place
#14 Sue Wall | Eastern Floral
Inspired by Vienna, View from Liebhartstal I by Oskar Kokschka

Art in Bloom wouldn’t be possible without the support of the following individuals and businesses.
Thank you for your support!

Patricia and Karl Betz
Rajene and Gregg Betz
Kimberly and David Moorhead
Porter Foundation
Kurt and Madelon Hassberger
Elizabeth and Rob Koenen
Tim and Kathleen Gietzen
Pat and Chuck Bloom
Jane and John Meilner
Action Packaging,
A division of Opus Packaging Group
West Michigan Master
Gardeners Association

Nordlie, Inc.
Schuil Coffee Co
Printing services provided by:
Holland Litho Printing Service