Art in Bloom, the Museum’s annual celebration of flowers and fine art, returns March 2 – 4, 2018. Dozens of works from the Museum’s collection will be imaginatively interpreted through floral design by the region’s most talented florists. In addition to the floral displays, the festival includes floral presentations and lectures, family activities, dining, and shopping.

Art in Bloom Featured Floral Design

Museum Members receive a host of benefits during Art in Bloom and throughout the entire year!

All Members enjoy:

  • Early Morning Entry during Art in Bloom on March 2 and 3
  • Discounts on classes, workshops, and ticketed programs
  • Free admission to all exhibitions (two tickets per visit)
  • $5 parking in the parking garage (save up to $10 per visit!)
  • 10 percent discount on shopping and dining
  • Invitations to Members-only exhibition previews and special events
  • Subscriptions to the Museum Magazine, Calendar, and Member Newsletter

Save 20 Percent on Membership during Art in Bloom! Visit an Information Center from March 2 - and March 4 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.

Museum Members looking at floral display

Early Morning Entry

Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3
8 –10 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 am.

Member Tickets on Art in Bloom Programs

Members enjoy valuable discounts on Art in Bloom’s ticketed programs, including lectures and demonstrations. Member tickets may be reserved online through MetroTix, or by calling 314.534.1111. A service fee applies to all online and phone orders. Members are required to present a promo code. Need your promo code? Click here.

Call 314.655.5335 or email members@slam.org for information about Art in Bloom or your Member benefits.

BAC Happy Hour: Blossoms & Bites

Friday, March 2, 5–6:30 pm
Education Center
Beaux Arts Council and Leadership Council members only

Beaux Arts Council members are invited for a private Happy Hour with light bites, wine and beer prior to enjoying the gallery displays.

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

LEVEL 1

Concourse: Kate Estwing, City House Country Mouse
Gallery 100: Alice Koritta, Carte Blanche Designers of District V, Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc.
Gallery 102: Dean Riebeling, Botanicals Design Studio
Gallery 103: Ken Mahne, Petal Pushers STL
Gallery 111: Madelyn Hucker, National Garden Clubs, Inc. Design Instructor
Gallery 113: David J. Bovier, Ken Miesner's Flower Shoppe
Gallery 114: Kimberly Ann Cruse, Widmer Floral
Gallery 117: Laura Steube, Belle Fleur Floral Design
Gallery 122: Douglas R. Wolter, Children’s Garden Club
Gallery 124: Jessica Douglass, Flowers and Weeds
Gallery 130W: Lucy Willis, Lucy Willis Interiors
Gallery 131: Nick Decker, Ken Miesner's Flower Shoppe
Gallery 138: Kimberly Ann Vermillion, LaSalle Wholesale Florist

MAIN LEVEL

Gallery 205: Elisheva Heit, Flamenco Flowers & Sweets
Gallery 214: Susan Schoedel, AIFD, CFD, Freelance Floral Designer
Gallery 215: Mary Davidson-Officer, Garden Appreciation Club of Greater St. Louis
Gallery 216: Scott Hepper, Walter Knoll Florist
Gallery 216: Christine Anson, S. Finch Florist
Gallery 217: Melinda Roeleveld, Les Bouquets
Gallery 218: Ivy Baebler, National Federated Garden Clubs
Gallery 224: Sheryl Timmermann, AIFD, CFD, A Special Touch
Gallery 225: Big Bow Events
Gallery 230: Lee Martin, AIFD, CFD, Walter Knoll Florist
Gallery 231: Barb Wehking, Bloomin' Buckets
Gallery 233: Rebecca Bodicky, Alice Blue Collective
Gallery 233: Zachary Bair, Grimm & Gorly Florist
Gallery 236: Hannah Skube, True Colors Floral
Gallery 236: Bob Hauck, Walter Knoll Florist
Gallery 238: Krysta Wenski, Zengels Flowers and Gifts
Gallery 248: Carol Eilermann, Designers Guild, NCG Master Judge
Gallery 251: Sara Ward, Wildflowers
Gallery 257: Dawn Ahner, Ahner Florist

Level 3

Gallery 322: Kim Brannan, Stems Florist
Gallery 333: Ann Rabbitt, AIFD, CFD, Thorn Studio, LLC
Gallery 334: Susan Marie Reed, Forsythia Garden Club
Gallery 335: Judy Blix, The Garden Guild and Ikenobol
Gallery 336: Mark H. Critchfield, St. Louis Garden Club
Gallery 336: Cecilia Barnett, Boone Country Garden Club
Gallery 337: Frankie Peltier, AIFD, CFD, Festive Couture Floral
Gallery 338: Trisha Haislar, Elegant Celebrations

People's Choice: Best in Show
People's Choice: Best Creative Design
Judge's Choice: Best Creative Design

Siva Nataraja (Siva, King of Dancers)
Nick Decker
Ken Miesner's Flower Shoppe

Judge's Choice: Best in Show

Rivoli I
Günther Förg

Jessica Douglass
Flowers and Weeds

Judge's Choice: Best Traditional Design

Maretta Mizimah II
Toots Zynsky

Kimberly Ann Vermillion
LaSalle Wholesale Florist

Judge's Choice: Honorable Mention

Jolly Flatboatman in Port
George Caleb Bingham

Cecilia Barnett, NGC Judge, Assistant Professor Ikebana
Boone County Garden Club


Employee's Choice: Best Traditional Design

Grey Space (distractor)
Julie Mehretu

David J. Bovier
Ken Miesner's Flower Shoppe

People's Choice: Best Traditional

The Annunciation
Paolo de Matteis

Mark Critchfield and Laura Streett
Garden Club of St. Louis

Caleres Design Award

Sandstorm
Alice Rahon

Christine Anson
S. Finch Florist

Judge's Choice: Honorable Mention

Box with Design of Auspicious Animals, Plants, and Flowers
Hannah Skube
True Colors Floral

Employee's Choice: Best Creative Design

Mary, Lady Guildford
Hans Holbein the Younger

Alice Koritta
Carte Blanche Designers of District V, Garden Clubs of Illinois

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