Milwaukee Art Museum - Art in Bloom 2016

Art in Bloom | March 17-20, 2016

Join us as we celebrate art through flowers.

Gardening Seminars • Fashion Show • Artisan Marketplace • Family Activities

Four days only – then it gets mulched! Shake off the winter doldrums at the beloved Art in Bloom festivities this spring. View stunning art-inspired floral installations in the newly renovated Collection Galleries, and botanic and landscape features in the Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion. Browse marketplaces filled with flowers, clothing, beauty products, garden accessories, and more from local vendors and artisans. Bring the entire family. There is something for everyone— and all ages!

Experience

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.

Marketplace

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 »

Evening in Bloom

Thurs, March 17, 5:30–8 PM

  • Meet the design experts behind Art in Bloom’s floral masterpieces.
  • Enjoy the marketplace, food by Café Calatrava, a cash bar and enjoy the Iron Design competition. Meet the 2016 Iron Design Competitors – Jamie Beauchamp, Bjorn Chinander, Sarah Gutierrez
  • Professionally judged awards announced
  • Collection galleries open with artwork-inspired floral arrangements.
  • People’s Choice Awards voting begins for First, Second, Third Place and Honorable Mention.

6:15–7 PM
Designer Awards, Acknowledgments, Iron Florist Competition Kids and Families

2016 Iron Design Winners

FIRST PLACE

Sarah Gutierrez Metro Market Downtown

Designer: Sarah Gutierrez
Metro Market Downtown

SECOND PLACE

Bjorn Chinander Sendiks Market, Mequon

Designer: Bjorn Chinander
Sendiks Market, (Mequon)

THIRD PLACE

Jamie Beauchamp Jaimer’s Floral

Designer: Jamie Beauchamp
Jaimer’s Floral

 

2016 Peoples Choice Award Winners - Friday

FIRST PLACE

People's Choice Award First Place
Clara Driscoll
“Laburnum” Floor Lamp
Designer: Jamie Spellerberg, Wilderland Floral
Map #37

SECOND PLACE

32
Thomas Moran
Three Mile Harbor, Long Island
Designer: Lisa Belisle, The Flower Source
Map #32

THIRD PLACE

9
Francisco de Zurbarán
Saint Francis of Assisi in His Tomb
Designer: Michael Alt, Organization: Alt’s Antiques • Floral • Custom Builds
Map #9

HONORABLE MENTION

4
Gerhard Richter
Breath (Atem)
Designer: Marlene Jaglinski, Brenda Anguil, Marian Snyder, Linda McGuire, Suzie Van Cleave, Annette Bishton, Organization: Whitefish Bay Garden Club
Map #4

2016 Peoples Choice Award Winners - Saturday

FIRST PLACE

People's Choice Award First Place
Clara Driscoll
“Laburnum” Floor Lamp
Designer: Jamie Spellerberg, Wilderland Floral
Map #37

SECOND PLACE

30
Georgia O’Keeffe
Lake George Autumn
Designer: Katie Gardipee, Beth Waldvogel, Organization: Adorn Zilli Hospitality Group
Map #30

THIRD PLACE

32
Thomas Moran
Three Mile Harbor, Long Island
Designer: Lisa Belisle, Organization:The Flower Source
Map #32

HONORABLE MENTION

34
John Steuart Curry
Landscape with Grouse
Designer: Designer Sarah Gutierrez, Organization Metro Market Downtown
Map #34

2016 Peoples Choice Award Winners - Sunday

FIRST PLACE

People's Choice Award First Place
Clara Driscoll
“Laburnum” Floor Lamp
Designer: Jamie Spellerberg, Wilderland Floral
Map #37

SECOND PLACE


Elizabeth Murray
Night Reach
Designer: Sharon Banaszewski, Organization: Ikebana International Milwaukee, Chapter 22
Map #3

THIRD PLACE


George Mann Niedecken
Fireplace Surround from the Henry Harnischfeger Residence
Designers: Deb Fowler, Ron Mroczenske, Organization: The Flower Lady
Map #36

HONORABLE MENTION


Robert Henri
Betalo Nude
Designers: Sally Vander Wyst, Courtney Stenberg, Organization: Milwaukee Flower Co.
Map #31

Garden Club's Silent Auction

Support the Museum’s Garden Club by participating in a fabulous silent auction. The auction closes at 6 p.m. on March 20.

Family Fun

Create art projects in the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio.

Food + Refreshments

Open 11 a.m. daily

Café Calatrava
Café Level | A variety of contemporary cuisine (and kid-friendly) selections
See Menu

Windhover Coffee
Windhover Hall | Coffee, teas, specialty drinks, bakery, sandwiches, and gelato
See Menu

The East End Wine Bar
The NEW East Entrance | Stone Creek Coffee, craft beer, wine, tea, sweets, and European-style