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The Saint Louis Art Museum is in full bloom during this annual festival as more than 35 renowned works of art from the Museum's collection are imaginatively interpreted through floral design. You'll experience fresh floral displays throughout the galleries created by the most talented floral designers in the region, paired with the Museum's works of art, as well as lectures and floral demonstrations, free family activities, live music, and unique shopping and dining opportunities.

Tickets for Art in Bloom events are on sale now. Tickets are available in person at the Museum's Information Centers, through Metrotix.com, or by calling 314.534.1111.

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How to Spend Your Day:

  • View floral arrangements inspired by works of art in our collection and vote for your favorite
  • Watch floral presentations from acclaimed local and international designers
  • Enjoy a glass of wine at our Sip and Sketch Workshop or L'Apértif Happy Hour
  • Shop for floral-inspired keepsakes in the Museum Shops

Festival Hours

Friday, February 24: 10:00 am–9:00 pm
Saturday, February 25: 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday, February 26: 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Free Shuttle

A free shuttle will run continuously between the parking lots near the Forest Park Visitor Center, and the Museum's Main Building. The shuttle will depart about every 15 minutes. The shuttle will run between 7:30 am and 10:30 pm on Friday and between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Art in Bloom Tickets

Admission to Art in Bloom is free. Tickets are not required to attend the festival and view the floral displays in the galleries. However, tickets must be purchased in advance for auditorium programs. Advance tickets are available in person at the Museum's Information Centers, through Metrotix.com, or by calling 314.534.1111. Same-day tickets, if available, can be purchased onsite only. Tickets purchased through MetroTix incur a service charge; the service charge is waived for tickets reserved at the Museum.

Special Discounts for Museum Members

Tickets are now available for purchase to Museum Members. Members may reserve up to two tickets per event at a special discounted price. When ordering through Metrotix.com, Members must use a special promo code. Please call 314.655.5335 or email members@slam.org to request your code.

Art in Bloom is presented by Caleres. Additional support is provided by St. Louis Magazine and 106.5 The Arch.
Enjoy unique dining opportunities through the festival. Museum Members save 10 percent!

Buffet in Panorama Restaurant

Friday, February 24
11:00 am-3:00 pm and 5:00-8:00 pm
Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26
10:00 am–3:00 pm

$23 ($19 Members)
Each day of Art in Bloom, Panorama Executive Chef Ivy Magruder and his team will serve up a delicious buffet of soups, sandwiches, and salads. Reservations are highly recommended and available at 314.655.5490 or online at OpenTable .

Happy Hour: L'Apértif

Friday, February 24
5:00-7:00 pm, Sculpture Hall

Enjoy French wines in Sculpture Hall. Cash bar and light refreshments will be for sale.

Panorama Restaurant and the Cafe

Enjoy a dinner at Panorama on Friday night from 5:00-8:00 pm. Reservations are strongly recommended and available at 314.655.5490 or online at OpenTable. For more casual fare, the Cafe serves freshly prepared soups, salads, sandwiches, and snacks.

Special Benefits for Members Only

Museum Members receive a host of benefits during Art in Bloom and throughout the entire year! Members enjoy free exhibition admission, invitations to special events, and valuable discounts on shopping, dining, parking, and programs.

Save 20 Percent on Membership during Art in Bloom! Visit an Information Center from February 24th - February 26th to save 20 percent on membership. Please note: the discount is available in person only and cannot be applied to previous membership transactions. Additional discounts do not apply.

Early Morning Entry

Friday, February 24, and Saturday, February 25
8:00 –10:00 am

Members are invited to enjoy early entry during the first two days of Art in Bloom! Registration is not required. Simply present your current membership card upon entry, and you and your guests will be admitted before 10:00 am.

Member Tickets on Art in Bloom Programs

Members enjoy valuable discounts on Art in Bloom's ticketed programs, including lectures and demonstrations. When ordering online through MetroTix, Members are required to present a promo code. Call 314.655.5335 or email members@slam.org to receive your code.
Festival Hours 10 am – 9 pm

Early Morning Entry for Members

8:00–10:00 am

Buffet in Panorama Restaurant

11:00 am-3:00 pm
5:00-8:00 pm

$23 ($19 Members)
Each day of Art in Bloom, Panorama Executive Chef Ivy Magruder and his team will serve up a delicious buffet of soups, sandwiches, and salads. Reservations are highly recommended and available at 314.655.5490 or online at OpenTable.

FEATURED LECTURE

Jeff Leatham
11:00 am, The Farrell Auditorium
$25 ($20 Members)
Jeff Leatham, artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris and floral artist to the stars, is known throughout the world for his breathtaking floral installations. We're excited to welcome him to the Museum for this exclusive presentation where you'll be introduced to the inspiration behind his creative designs that transform spaces through arrangements that are compared to works of contemporary art.

Jeff Leatham will sign books in the auditorium lobby immediately following the lecture. Books can be purchased in the Museum Shops.

DEMONSTRATION

URBAN BUDS: CITY GROWN FLOWERS
City Grown Flowers?! You Grew These Where? Urban Flower Farming in the Heart of St. Louis

2:00 pm, The Farrell Auditorium
$15 ($10 Members)
Karen "Mimo" Davis and Miranda Duschack, owners of Urban Buds: City Grown Flowers, will discuss their experiences as farmer-florists and give a hands-on floral demonstration.

Happy Hour: L'Apértif

5:00–7:00 pm, Sculpture Hall
Enjoy French wines in Sculpture Hall. Cash bar and light refreshments will be for sale.

SLAM Underground: Fleur

7:00 pm–10:00 pm
Join us for the latest installment of SLAM Underground. As always, you can expect art, music, and cocktails.

Engage with Museum Docents

Museum docents are circulating in the galleries to help you discover connections between the art and floral displays on Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am–5:00 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am–5:00 pm.

Art in Bloom Feature Events

All events in The Farrell Auditorium require tickets. Advance tickets are available in person at the Museum's Information Centers, through Metrotix.com, or by calling 314.534.1111. Same-day tickets, if available, can be purchased on-site only. Tickets purchased through MetroTix incur a service charge; the service charge is waived for tickets reserved at the Museum.
Festival Hours 10 am–5 pm

Early Morning Entry for Members

8:00–10:00 am

Lunch Buffet in Panorama Restaurant

10:00 am–3:00 pm
$23 ($19 Members)
Each day of Art in Bloom, Panorama Executive Chef Ivy Magruder and his team will serve up a delicious lunch buffet of soups, sandwiches, and salads. Reservations are highly recommended and available at 314.655.5490 or online at OpenTable.

DEMONSTRATION

Entertaining French Style
11am, The Farrell Auditorium
$15 ($10 Members)
Learn how to create a French-Inspired and memorable event. Panorama Executive Chef and General Manager Ivy Magruder will present French cuisine concepts and Mike Ward from Ward on Wine will pair those dishes with the perfect French wines. You'll also see how to set tablescapes incorporating floral arrangements from Editor-in-Chief of St. Louis At Home Magazine, Veronica Theodoro.

WORKSHOP

Sip and Sketch
3:00–4:30 pm, Education Center
$45 ($40 Members)
Uncork and unwind during this hands-on workshop. Sketch a still life while enjoying a glass or two of wine–your first glass is on us.

Wine for 21+ with state I.D. All art materials provided. No experience necessary. Registration required.

Engage with Museum Docents

Museum docents are circulating in the galleries to help you discover connections between the art and floral displays on Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am–5:00 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am–5:00 pm.

Art in Bloom Feature Events

All events in The Farrell Auditorium require tickets. Advance tickets are available in person at the Museum's Information Centers, through Metrotix.com, or by calling 314.534.1111. Same-day tickets, if available, can be purchased on-site only. Tickets purchased through MetroTix incur a service charge; the service charge is waived for tickets reserved at the Museum.
Festival Hours 10 am–5 pm

Art in Bloom Family Day

The final day of Art in Bloom is designed with children and families in mind, with free drop-in art activities, a scavenger hunt through the galleries, and storytelling.

Lunch Buffet in Panorama Restaurant

10:00 am–3:00 pm
$23 ($19 Members)
Each day of Art in Bloom, Panorama Executive Chef Ivy Magruder and his team will serve up a delicious lunch buffet of soups, sandwiches, and salads. Reservations are highly recommended and available at 314.655.5490 or online at OpenTable.

Family Florals Art Activity

Noon–4 pm, Sculpture Hall
Children are invited to become Art in Bloom designers as they create a free floral arrangement to take home. Families can also pick up a self-guided scavenger hunt to explore the artful wonders in the Museum galleries.

Family Storytelling

1 pm–3 pm, Education Center
Drop by the Education Center in the South Building to hear stories from the Museum's favorite Storybook Lady and to meet her special visitors.

Engage with Museum Docents

Museum docents are circulating in the galleries to help you discover connections between the art and floral displays on Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am–5:00 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am–5:00 pm.

Art in Bloom Feature Events

All events in The Farrell Auditorium require tickets. Advance tickets are available in person at the Museum's Information Centers, through Metrotix.com, or by calling 314.534.1111. Same-day tickets, if available, can be purchased on-site only. Tickets purchased through MetroTix incur a service charge; the service charge is waived for tickets reserved at the Museum.
A map will be provided during Art in Bloom weekend with designer information, artwork selections and gallery locations.

Level 1

Gallery 102: Carol Eilermann, Designer's Guild Garden Club
Gallery 111: Vicky L. Gogel, Ken Miesner's Flower Shoppe
Gallery 113: Bob Hauck, Walter Knoll Florist
Gallery 114: Sue Schoedel, Freelance Designer
Gallery 122: Sophie Connor, Webster Groves Garden Club Group 4
Gallery 138: Kate Estwing, City House Country Mouse
Gallery 131: Kimberly Ann Vermillion, LaSalle Wholesale Florist
Gallery 133E: Sara Ward, Wildflowers
Concourse: Douglas R. Wolter, Children's Garden Club

MAIN LEVEL

Gallery 209: Scott Hepper, Walter Knoll
Gallery 212: Christine Anson, S. Finch Florist
Gallery 214: Cathy Ann Kohenskey, A Moment of Grace Florist
Gallery 215: Rebecca Bodicky, ASCFG, Alice Blue Collective
Gallery 216: Trisha Haislar, AIFD, CFD, Elegant Celebrations
Gallery 216: Elisheva Heit, Flamenco Flowers & Sweets
Gallery 217: Susan Oxton, Kirkwood Florist
Gallery 218: Barbara A. Wehking, Bloomin' Buckets
Gallery 222: Mary Davidson-Officer, Garden Appreciation Club of Greater St. Louis
Gallery 224: Nick Decker, Ken Miesner's Flower Shoppe
Gallery 227: Hannah Skube, True Colors Floral
Gallery 230: Alice Gibson, Carte Blanche Designers of District V
Gallery 233: Jenny Thomasson, AIFD, CFD, PFCI, EMC, Stems
Gallery 236: Misty Minor, Misty's Enchanted Florist
Gallery 236: Big Bow Events, LLC
Gallery 237: Jeffrey Bair and Zachary Bair, Grim and Gorly Florist
Gallery 238: Alice Koritta, Carte Blanche Designers of District V, Garden Clubs of Illinois
Gallery 248: David J. Bovier, Ken Miesner's Flower Shoppe
Gallery 250: Jessica Douglass, Flowers and Weeds
Gallery 251: Lee Martin, AIFD, CFD, Freelance Designer
Gallery 253: Susan Marie Reed, Forsythia Garden Club
Gallery 255: Jane J. Merkle, Four Winds Garden Club

LEVEL 3

Gallery 334: Judy Blix, The Garden Guild
Gallery 335: Madelyn Hucker, NGC Flower Show Schools Instructor
Gallery 336: Cecilia Barnett, NGC Judge, Assistant Professor Ikebana, Boone County Garden Club
Gallery 336: Krysta Wenski, Zengel Flowers and Gifts
Gallery 337: Ivy Baebler, Federated Garden Club
Gallery 338 Sheryl Timmermann, AIFD, CFD, A Special Touch Florist

Judge's Choice: Best in Show

The Sentinel at the Sultan's Tomb, Jean-Leon Gerome
Trisha Haislar, AID, CFD
Elegant Celebrations


Caleres Design Award

L'abbatoire No. VI, Eldzier Cortor
Scott Hepper
Walter Knoll Florist


Judge's Choice: Best Traditional Design

Road Down the Palisades, Ernest Lawson
Barbara Wheking
Bloomin' Buckets


Judge's Choice: Best Creative Design

Paperweight Vase, Louis Comfort Tiffany
Bridget Weible
Flowers to the People

People's Choice: Best in Show
Employee's Choice: Best Traditional Design
Judge's Choice: Honorable Mention

Carnival Mask, Green, Violet, and Pink (Columbine), Max Beckmann
Emily Lockhart Bitting
The Garden Club of St. Louis


Judge's Choice: Honorable Mention

Helena's Australia, Sigmar Polke
Jonathan Kuhlmann
Kirkwood Florist


People's Choice: Best Traditional Design

Charing Cross Bridge, Claude Monet
Melinda Roeleveld
Les Bouquets


People's Choice: Best Creative Design

Le Havre: Le Grand Quai, Maurice de Vlaminck
Christine Anson
S. Finch Florist


Employee's Choice: Best Creative Design

Queen Anne Chair, Robert Venturi
David J. Boviern
Ken Miesner's Flowers

[TOP] Henri Fantin-Latour, French, 1836–1904; Asters in a Vase, 1875; oil on canvas; 22 7/8 x 23 1/4 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, Museum Purchase 4:1944