Milwaukee Art Museum - Art in Bloom 2016

Art in Bloom | March 23-26, 2017

Don’t just see the art – SMELL IT!

Gardening Seminars • Fashion Show • Artisan Marketplace • Family Activities

Four days only – then it gets mulched! Spring comes alive at the Milwaukee Art Museum in March with the annual Art in Bloom event weekend. Stunning art-inspired floral installations will be set among three floors of Collection Galleries in the Saarinen and Kahler buildings, along with features in the Quadracci Pavilion.

Marketplaces filled with flowers, clothing, purses, jewelry, beauty products, garden accessories, and more feature local vendors and artisans.

Inspirational and informative presentations focus on fashion, flowers, and food. Over 10,000 guests visit the Milwaukee Art Museum throughout the four-day event to view the magnificent colors of spring and experience the art in the Museum’s Collection in fresh ways.

Bring the entire family. There is something for everyone— and all ages!

Buy Tickets

Membership Offer: Receive free admission for two when you join or renew your Museum membership at the door—and a certificate for flowers from La Tulipe if you join or renew at the Family/Dual level or above. Valid on-site only March 23-26, 2017

Silent Auction

Bid on  your favorite gardening objects, accessories, and eclectic local packages and help the Garden Club raise funds to support the Milwaukee Art Museum! This year’s silent auction features numerous works of art generously donated by many of the marketplace vendors.  Bids will be accepted throughout the weekend until the auction closes on Sunday at 7 p.m.

Start your bidding today by clicking HERE!


Art in Bloom Garden: Windhover Hall
Lush garden scenery and stunning floral bring spring to the Museum and create the perfect backdrop for this beautiful weekend experience.


Gardening, art, fashion, and floral enthusiasts alike will want to visit the colorful marketplace in the Schroeder and Baumgartner Gallerias. Shop clothing, purses, artisan jewelry, beauty products, garden accessories, and more! Learn More »

2017 Judges Winners


Hans Baluschek
Working-Class City
Designer: Alt’s
Pedastal #19


Harvey K. Littleton
Lemon/Red Crown
Designer: Kristy’s Kreative Art and Floral
Pedestal #4


Richard La Barre Goodwin
Hunting Cabin Door
Designer: Milwaukee Flower Co.
Pedestal #35


Gerhard Richter
Breath (Atem)
Designer: Jaimer’s Floral
Pedestal #7

Garden Club's Silent Auction

Support the Museum’s Garden Club by participating in a fabulous silent auction. The auction closes at 7 p.m. on March 26.

Family Fun

  • Create art projects in the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio.
  • Participate in the weekend Botanical Collaborative Masterpiece, led by Bookworm Gardens.

Food + Refreshments

Café Calatrava
Café Level | Open 11 a.m. daily
Mediterranean Cuisine (sit down dinning)
See Menu

Windhover Coffee
Windhover Hall | Open 10 a.m. daily
Gourmet coffee, select beverages, local bakery goods, and made to order sandwiches & salads
See Menu

Art In Bloom Food Bar
Windhover Hall | Open 11 a.m. daily
Made to order sandwiches & salads

The East End Wine Bar
East Entrance | Open 10 a.m. daily
Wines, craft beer, hot sandwiches, cheese & charcuterie


Looking for a place to stay downtown overnight? Special room rates are available at the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, located near the Museum. Use code MKEART when making your reservation.