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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.

How to Spend Your Day:

  • Visit floral demonstrations from some of the area's most talented designers
  • View floral arrangements inspired by works of art in our collection and vote for your favorite
  • Shop for floral-inspired keepsakes in the Museum Shops
  • Sip on a drink and enjoy some tunes during Flowers After Hours

Festival Hours

Friday, March 11: 10:00 am–9:00 pm
Saturday, March 12: 10:00 am–9:00 pm
Sunday, March 13: 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 9:30 am and 9:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, and between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm on 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 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

Museum Members may reserve up to two tickets per event at a special discounted price. When ordering through MetroTix, Members must use a special promo code. Please call 314.655.5335 or email members@slam.org to request your code.

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Enjoy unique dining opportunities through the festival. Museum Members save 10 percent!

Lunch Buffet in Panorama

Friday, March 11–Sunday, March 13
10:30 am–3:00 pm

$20 per person ($18 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.com.

Gourmet Boxed Lunches in the Education Center

Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12
11:00 am–2:00 pm

$16 ($14 Members)
Plan ahead by pre-ordering a gourmet boxed lunch, and it will be waiting for you in the Education Center between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, with plenty of seating available. Boxed lunches must be ordered in advance by calling 314.655.5387 or emailing erica.stone@cafebonappetit.com.

Flowers After Hours

Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12
6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Sculpture Hall is the place to be during the evening hours of Art in Bloom! Mix and mingle as you enjoy free live music by the Dave Venn Trio. No reservations or tickets are required. Cocktails and light appetizers will be available for purchase.

Panorama Restaurant and the Cafe

Enjoy dinner at Panorama on Friday night from 5:00–9:00 pm. Reservations are strongly recommended and available at 314.655.5490 or online at opentable.com. 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. Join today

Early Morning Entry

Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12
8:00 am–10:00 am

Members are invited to enjoy early 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.

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Art in Bloom Programs at a Glance

THURSDAY, MARCH 10

Preview events only
Hands-on Floral Workshop with Tony Montano
10:30 am and 1:30 pm
$75 ($60 Members)
Art in Bloom Preview Party: An Evening with Carolyne Roehm
6:00 pm
Tickets begin at $175

FRIDAY, MARCH 11

Festival Hours: 10:00 am–9:00 pm
Early Morning Entry for Members
8:00–10:00 am
Lecture: At Home in the Garden with Carolyne Roehm
10:30 am, Farrell Auditorium
$20 ($15 Members)
Lecture/Demonstration: The Slow Flower Movement—From the Field to the Vase with Debra Prinzing
2:30 pm, Farrell Auditorium
$15 ($10 Members)
Flowers After Hours
Enjoy live music by the Dave Venn Trio and refreshments for sale in Sculpture Hall

SATURDAY, MARCH 12

Festival Hours: 10:00 am–9:00 pm
Early Morning Entry for Members
8:00–10:00 am
Lecture and Demonstration: Gatherings in Bloom with Andrea K. Grist
10:30 am, Farrell Auditorium
$15 ($10 Members)
Flowers After Hours
6:00–9:00 pm
Enjoy live music by the Dave Venn Trio and refreshments for sale in Sculpture Hall
Presentation: Iron Florist St. Louis
7:00 pm, The Farrell Auditorium
$10 ($5 Members)
Professional florists and St. Louis celebrities compete in an epic floral battle!

SUNDAY, MARCH 13

Festival Hours 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Art in Bloom Family Day
Family Florals

Noon–4:00 pm, Sculpture Hall
Free, hands-on activities for the whole family
Family Storytelling
1:00 pm–3:00 pm, Education Center
Join us for free storytelling with visits from favorite storybook characters.

ART IN BLOOM FEATURED 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 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.

PREVIEW EVENTS

Hands-on Floral Workshop with Tony Montano
Thursday, March 10, 10:30 am and 1:30 pm, Museum Education Center
$75 ($60 Members)
In this hands-on workshop, Tony Montano of the popular Buds Floral Design will demonstrate some of the design ideas and techniques that have made his custom haute couture floral arrangements so sought after by cultural institutions, party planners, and brides alike. After the demonstration, participants will create an elegant arrangement to take home with the help of Montano and his team. No experience is necessary, and all floral materials and tools will be provided. Space is limited, and advance tickets are required.

Art in Bloom Preview Party
Fundraiser hosted by the Friends Board of the Saint Louis Art Museu
Complimentary valet parking and entry through Museum garage
6:00 pm – Cocktails and Floral Viewing
7:30 pm – Dinner

$175 per person
The Art in Bloom Preview Party is the official kickoff to the festival weekend and features cocktails, an elegant seated dinner among the floral displays of Sculpture Hall, and live music. Be the first to see the artful interpretations of Art in Bloom and meet Art in Bloom's featured lecturer, Carolyne Roehm, and the floral designers behind Art in Bloom's masterpieces. Advance reservations are required and available online here or by calling 314.655.5385.

FEATURED LECTURE

At Home in the Garden with Carolyne Roehm
Friday, March 11, 10:30 am
$20 ($15 Members)
Style icon and lifestyle maven Carolyne Roehm has been part of American design culture for over four decades, with a career spanning the fashion, gardening, entertaining, publishing and decorative arts worlds. Roehm worked alongside Oscar de la Renta for 10 years before launching her own fashion house in 1985. A discerning eye and passion for beauty lead her into the world of flowers, where her books are often referred to as the best in their field.

FLOWERS AFTER HOURS

Friday, March 11, Sculpture Hall
Saturday, March 12, Sculpture Hall

6:00–9:00 pm
Sculpture Hall is the place to be during the evening hours of Art in Bloom! Mix and mingle as you enjoy free live music by the Dave Venn Trio. No reservations or tickets are required. Cocktails and light appetizers will be available for purchase.

LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION

The Slow Flower Movement—From the Field to the Vase
Friday, March 11, 2:30 pm
$15 ($10 Members)
Debra Prinzing, award-winning author and outdoor living expert, will discuss her sustainable approach to floral design and demonstrate designing with local and seasonal botanical elements. Prinzing will share her best ideas from her books The 50 Mile Bouquet and Slow Flowers: Four Seasons of Locally Grown Bouquets from the Garden, Meadow and Farm and offer "green design."

LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION

Gatherings in Bloom
Saturday, March 12, 10:30 am
$15 ($10 Members)
Andrea K. Grist is a wedding and event florist and owner of Andrea K. Grist Floral Art in Lee Summit, Missouri. Her newest creative project, Gatherings in Bloom—Table Art for All Occasions, is a book inspired by the everyday moments that bring families and friends together. In this lively lecture and demonstration, Grist will share her journey as a floral artist and create arrangements using bold colors, natural materials, and a decidedly Midwest flare.

PRESENTATION: IRON FLORIST ST. LOUIS

Professional Florists and St. Louis Celebrities

Floral Battle among St. Louis's Finest
Saturday, March 12, 7:00 pm
$10 ($5 Members)
Back for a second year, the Iron Florist competition will include all the excitement of your favorite cook-off shows with a floral twist. Keith McDonnell and Dean Riebeling from Botanicals Design Studio will host this epic design battle. Area florists will team up with local celebrities to test their skills during this floral showdown where each team creates a floral arrangement from a supply of mystery items. Arrangements will be timed and judged, and anything can happen!

ART IN BLOOM FAMILY DAY

Sunday, March 13, noon–4:00 pm
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.

Family Florals Art Activity
Noon–4:00 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
1:00–3:00 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, the Very Hungry Caterpillar and the Wild Thing from Where the Wild Things Are.

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.
A map will be provided during Art in Bloom weekend with designer information, artwork selections and gallery locations.

Special Thanks to our Sculpture Hall Floral Design Team:
Trisha Haislar, AIFD, CFD, Elegant Celebrations
Jennifer Thomasson, AIFD, CFD, Stems
Rhonda Lynn-Moeckel, AIFD, CFD, Baisch and Skinner Wholesale Florist
Keith McDonnell and Dean Riebling, Botanicals Design Studio

Level 1

Gallery 100: Vicky L. Gogel, Zengel Florist and Gifts
Gallery 102: Bob Hauck, Walter Knoll Florist
Gallery 111: Dean Riebeling, Botanicals Design Studio
Gallery 114: Sara Ward, Wildflowers
Gallery 120: Catherine Thoele, Catherine Thoele Florals
Gallery 122: Joshua Davis, Botanicals Design Studio
Gallery 129: Bridget Weibel, Flowers to the People
Gallery 131: Daniel Whitehurst, St. Louis Academy of Floral Arts
Gallery 133E: David J. Bovier, Ken Miesner’s Flowers


Main Level

Sculpture Hall: Mary Davidson-Officer, Garden Appreciation of Greater St. Louis
Gallery 205: Trisha Haislar, AIFD, CFD, Elegant Celebrations
Gallery 210: Doug Wolter, Children’s Garden Club
Gallery 213: Rhonda Lynn-Moeckel, AIFD, Baisch and Skinner Wholesale Floral
Gallery 214: Christine Anson, S. Finch Florist
Gallery 215: Susan Schoedel, AIFD, Freelance Designer
Gallery 216: Cecilia Ann Barnett, Boone Country Garden Club
Gallery 216: Emily Lockhart Bitting, The Garden Club of St. Louis
Gallery 218: Melinda Roeleveld, Les Bouquets
Gallery 227: Carol Eilermann, Designers Guild Garden Club
Gallery 230: Alice Lee Koritta, Carte Blanche Designers
Gallery 235: Scott Hepper, Walter Knoll
Gallery 236: Jane J. Merkel, Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, East Central District, Four Winds Garden Club, Garden Guild
Gallery 236E: Tina Homeier, Webster Groves Garden Club
Gallery 237: Kimberly Ann Vermillion, LaSalle Wholesale Florist
Gallery 238: Ann Rabbitt, AIFD, CFD, Thorn Studio
Gallery 248: Judy Blix, The Garden Guild
Gallery 251: Jonathan Kuhlmann, Kirkwood Florist
Gallery 254: Jennifer Thomasson, AIFD, CFD, Stems
Gallery 255: Alice Gibson, Carte Blanche Designers of District V, Garden Clubs of Illinois

Level 3

Gallery 322: Lee J. Martin, AIFD CFD, Freelance Designer
Gallery 333: Barbara Wheking, Bloomin’ Buckets
Gallery 334: Ivy Baebler, The Garden Guild
Gallery 336: Madalyn Hucker, Federate Garden Clubs of Missouri
Gallery 336: Kay Schaefer, St. Louis County Garden Club
Gallery 337: Dawn Ahner, Ahner Florist
Gallery 338: Sophie Connor; Federate Gardem Clubs of Missouri, Webster Groves Group IV
Gallery 339: Jessica Douglas, Flowers and Weeds

Judge's Choice: Best in Show

DRIFTWOOD ON THE BAGADUCE
Dean Riebeling
Botanicals Design Studio


Brown Shoe Design Award

FLY WHISK (NANDWA BLAWA)
Kay Schaefer
St. Louis County Garden Club


Judge's Choice: Honorable Mention
Staff's Choice: Best Creative

ELEVATOR GRILL
Melinda Roeleveld
Les Bouquets


Judge's Choice: Best Creative Design

THE COMPUTER MOVES IN
Bridget Weible
Flowers to the People

People's Choice: Best in Show

THE BELL TOWER OF BAZINCOURT
Judy Blix
Federated Garden Clubs of MO
The Garden Guild Garden Club


Judge's Choice: Honorable Mention

KEROS
Independence Center


Judge's Choice: Best Traditional Design
Staff Choice: Best Traditional Design
People's Choice: Best Traditional Design

ST. HELENA AND THE EMPEROR CONSTANTINE PRESENTED TO THE HOLY TRINITY BY THE VIRGIN MARY
Jeana Reisinger
Garden Club of St Louis


People's Choice: Best Creative Design

OCTAGONAL JAR WITH DESIGN OF CHERRY TREES, PEONIES, AND CHRYSANTHEMUMS
Catherine Thoele, AIFD, CFD
Catherine Thoele Florals