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A Note From Your Co-Chairs

Dear Friends,

As we write this, we are 35 days away from Art in Bloom 2019 and thrilled with the progress we’ve made to meet and exceed your expectations with gorgeous flowers, tours, parties, workshops, and events.

Art in Bloom is early this year, running from April 11-14 but, given the record-breaking cold and snow, we’re confident the community will embrace the opportunity to get out and welcome the transition to spring a bit sooner than usual. Welcome Art in Bloom 2019!

This year’s celebration will be running concurrently with the final weekend of Mia’s blockbuster exhibition. It’s very likely that tickets will sell out, so make your reservations now if you plan to see it during Art in Bloom.

From the food and signature cocktail of the Preview Party, to arrangements by our floral artists, our signature image, The Egyptian Bean, brings a taste of Egypt to Art in Bloom. 

A small army of volunteers and the enthusiasm of the Mia staff will ensure your visit is filled with warmth and hospitality. In addition to floral arrangements, world class art, and a floral themed pop-up shop, our free and ticketed events make for a fun outing with friends, and even lend the opportunity to make friends out of strangers.

More details about all the events can be found in this special edition of the newsletter, on our Friends website and at artsmia.org/art-in-bloom.

Please note that parking may be challenging. Valet parking will be available Thursday through Saturday for a charge. Additionally,  free shuttles from the Wells Fargo parking garage at 28th Street and Fourth Avenue South will be available on Thursday and Friday evenings, and all day Saturday and Sunday. For the most hassle-free option, gather with friends and family close to Mia and call a ride service. Door to door convenience and no parking fees!   

We look forward to seeing you at Art in Bloom 2019!

Kris King and Barb Champ
2019 Art in Bloom Co-Chairs

Art in Bloom 2019 Co-Chairs Barb Champ and Kris King

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art in Bloom 2019 Supporters

Lead Sponsor:

Generous Sponsors: Martha Head, Hirshfield’s, Galleria Edina, Lakewood Cemetery, Norseman Distillery, SeaChange Print Innovations, Samuel and Patricia McCullough, and the Tom and Lynn Schaefer Charitable Trust

Additional Generous Support: Mary Grau, Christine and Robert D. Salmen, Bob and Barbara Scott, the League of Catholic Women, California Closets, Marly Miller and Katie Miller Remole, and THYMES

Media Partner: Artful Living

Family-owned Bachman’s returns as a lead sponsor of Art in Bloom 2019.

Bachman’s has been a lead sponsor of Art in Bloom for many years and a valued partner from the first.  

Sacred Egypt inspired arrangement by Bachman’s

Each year during Art in Bloom Bachman’s provides an amazing array of flowers throughout the galleries, corridors, and entryways of Mia, including the Fountain Court and the 24th Street Entrance.

They also create centerpieces inspired by the signature image for the Preview Party, Fashion Show and Formal Luncheon. These centerpieces are then sold after each event to generate more funds for Art in Bloom.  

Bachman’s Flowers After Hours is one of our most popular events, sponsored and conceived in partnership with Art in Bloom. For years they have produced floral couture “fashion shows,” once including a southern wedding with a bridal party completely clothed in flowers. The dresses weighed up to 50 pounds!

This year Bachman’s will base their floral fashions on selected artworks in the museum. Two shows emceed by WCCO’s Jason DeRusha will take place in the Pillsbury Auditorium, followed by a “meet and greet” in the Fountain Court with Jason and the models. Afterward, they’ll move into the galleries to pose next to the artwork that has inspired their fashion. It will truly be a night to remember.

For the Art in Bloom Family Event (which gets more popular every year) parents and children will gather for an afternoon of free storytelling, activities, and a special craft using flowers donated by— you guessed it—Bachman’s. Each child selects from a wide variety of flowers to create floral headbands, baskets, or whatever is selected for that year.  Once finished, they can wear their creations proudly throughout the galleries for the rest of the day. How can you fail to smile when you see them?

A true partner, Bachman’s commitment to the Friends doesn’t just happen within the museum walls. Each spring Bachman’s Spring Idea House donates 20% of the price of admission to the Friends. In addition, they sponsor a Floral Workshop based on the Art in Bloom signature image, with $5 from each ticket going to the Friends.

What can we say to honor Bachman’s and their wonderful management team and staff?  We are so very thankful for their generosity and enthusiasm for Art in Bloom for so many years.  Working with them each year is like working with family.

Thank you, Bachman’s, for your enduring support of Art in Bloom and the Friends of the Institute.  Here’s to many more years together!

Art in Bloom 2019 Supporters

Lead Sponsor:

Generous Sponsors: Martha Head, Hirshfield’s, Galleria Edina, Lakewood Cemetery, Norseman Distillery, SeaChange Print Innovations, Samuel and Patricia McCullough, and the Tom and Lynn Schaefer Charitable Trust

Additional Generous Support: Mary Grau, Christine and Robert D. Salmen, Bob and Barbara Scott, the League of Catholic Women, California Closets, Marly Miller and Katie Miller Remole, and THYMES

Media Partner: Artful Living

Volunteer at Art in Bloom 2019

Volunteer at Art in Bloom 2019

Art in Bloom would not be possible without the many volunteers who graciously give of their time and talents. Please consider signing up for a shift or two this year.  Each shift is three hours long and most positions require standing Experience volunteering in the past is a plus, but not required, so please encourage fellow Friends, friends, and family to join us.

Click here to see what the needs are and sign-up and don’t forget to click “submit and sign up” to secure your spot.

Volunteer training will be held Saturday, April 6, 10-11:30AM.  The training is optional, except for those handling sales of any kind. The training will be held in the Friends Community Room.

Art in Bloom 2019 Supporters

Lead Sponsor:

Generous Sponsors: Martha Head, Hirshfield’s, Galleria Edina, Lakewood Cemetery, Norseman Distillery, SeaChange Print Innovations, Samuel and Patricia McCullough, and the Tom and Lynn Schaefer Charitable Trust

Additional Generous Support: Mary Grau, Christine and Robert D. Salmen, Bob and Barbara Scott, the League of Catholic Women, California Closets, Marly Miller and Katie Miller Remole, and THYMES

Media Partner: Artful Living

Preview Party Kicks Off Art in Bloom 2019!

April 10, 2019 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Second Floor Corridor

Ticket Price: $200 (Patron $300 and up)

Reserve your ticket today to get a first look at the flowers, pop-up boutique, live music, food and fun at Preview Party 2019.

Winter is finally over and it’s time to jump start your enjoyment of spring at the Preview Party, held the Wednesday evening before Art in Bloom opens to the general public. 

Art in Bloom Preview Party

You’ll be among the first to view the amazing floral arrangements at their freshest. Enjoy live music, docent-led tours, shopping, sign up for a Great Gathering and see a painting of the event being created, while you delight in Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and our signature cocktail. 

What a special night to enjoy with your friends as you support the mission of the Friends. Tickets start at $200 and are going fast!

Tickets are available online at ticket.artsmia.org or by calling 888.642.2787.

Art in Bloom 2019 Supporters

Lead Sponsor:

Generous Sponsors: Martha Head, Hirshfield’s, Galleria Edina, Lakewood Cemetery, Norseman Distillery, SeaChange Print Innovations, Samuel and Patricia McCullough, and the Tom and Lynn Schaefer Charitable Trust

Additional Generous Support: Mary Grau, Christine and Robert D. Salmen, Bob and Barbara Scott, the League of Catholic Women, California Closets, Marly Miller and Katie Miller Remole, and THYMES

Media Partner: Artful Living

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Great Gatherings

Sign up for a curated selection of private parties, special tours and more. Each gathering promises a priceless experience and an opportunity to gather with friends old and new. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Institute including bus transportation and education programs for kids, and art for Mia’s collection.

Each Great Gathering is $100 per person. To sign up and purchase, call the Friends office at 612.870.3045.

Art in Bloom 2019 Supporters

Lead Sponsor:

Generous Sponsors: Martha Head, Hirshfield’s, Galleria Edina, Lakewood Cemetery, Norseman Distillery, SeaChange Print Innovations, Samuel and Patricia McCullough, and the Tom and Lynn Schaefer Charitable Trust

Additional Generous Support: Mary Grau, Christine and Robert D. Salmen, Bob and Barbara Scott, the League of Catholic Women, California Closets, Marly Miller and Katie Miller Remole, and THYMES

Media Partner: Artful Living

2019 Fashion Show and Luncheon

April 12, 2019 12:00 am

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Target Reception Hall

April 12, 2019 10:30 am to 2:00 pm

Target Wing, Mia

Ticket Price: $95 to $150

 

Chairpeople Emily Hjelm, Heidi Ault and Gummy Grande invite you to a stylish spring kickoff.

35th annual Art in Bloom; Thursday 26 April – Sunday 29 April 2018; View fresh floral creations and the artworks that inspired them; presented by Friends of the Institute at the Minneapolis Institute of Art; museum-wide; Fashion Show and Formal Luncheon presented by Galleria Edina


We are excited to announce that the third annual 2019 Art in Bloom Fashion Show & Luncheon is just around the corner. Every year, we focus on bringing a more exciting and heightened event, and this year will be spectacular!

Featuring fashion from spring and summer’s 2019 trends, this year’s show will take place in Mia’s Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries. The new location promises an elevated experience—the unique opportunity to enjoy glamorous fashion alongside Mia’s stunning contemporary art collection.

The fashion show and luncheon will be held Friday, April 12 10:30AM-2PM, and will start with champagne and hors d’oeuvres in the  first floor atrium of the Target Wing. Then, at 11:15AM, general admittance to the fashion show will begin. The spring-inspired luncheon will follow immediately after in the Reception Hall. This year, the show is sponsored by the Galleria Edina, and produced by internationally renowned stylist and personality Grant Whittaker.

General tickets start at $85 ($35 tax-deductible), and will go up to $95 ($45 tax-deductible) after March 29. General tickets include one drink ticket for champagne or a non-alcoholic beverage during the cocktail event, general seating for the fashion show, and lunch (gluten free and vegetarian options available) with wine. A champagne cash bar will also be available.

VIP tickets are available for $150 ($100 tax-deductible). VIP tickets include a swag bag, two drink tickets for the cocktail portion, front row seats and 11AM early admittance for the fashion show, and priority seating at the luncheon. VIP tickets are limited, and will go quickly!

After you have purchased your ticket, you can also email Heidi Ault (heidiholland_2000@yahoo.com) to confirm luncheon seating requests.

We hope you’ll join us for this special day at Mia!

Tickets are available online at ticket.artsmia.org or by calling 888.642.2787.

Art in Bloom 2019 Supporters

Lead Sponsor:

Generous Sponsors: Martha Head, Hirshfield’s, Galleria Edina, Lakewood Cemetery, Norseman Distillery, SeaChange Print Innovations, Samuel and Patricia McCullough, and the Tom and Lynn Schaefer Charitable Trust

Additional Generous Support: Mary Grau, Christine and Robert D. Salmen, Bob and Barbara Scott, the League of Catholic Women, California Closets, Marly Miller and Katie Miller Remole, and THYMES

Media Partner: Artful Living

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Make and Take Worshops—Kokedama with Orchid

April 12, 2019 5:30 pm

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Wells Fargo Community Room (5:30PM and 7:30PM)

Ticket Price: $40


Kokedama, Art in Bloom

This years workshops focus on the ancient Japanese planting style of kokedama.  Join Jenn Hovland, CPFD and owner/designer of Fleur de Louise Flower Studio in Stillwater, to learn about  this ancient Japanese garden art.

The word kokedama translates literally as “koke”, moss and “dama”, ball.   Centuries old, and related to bonsai, kokedama is a unique way to present and display plants. The moss ball is the focal and supporting point for a sculpted tree or plant which is then displayed on a platform or suspended from string with the plant growing out from the sphere.

Class includes a brief history and description, demonstration including planting, care and display ideas, plus guided work time.

Participants will take home a finished kokedama with a phalaenopsis orchid.

Tickets are available online at ticket.artsmia.org or by calling 888.642.2787.

Art in Bloom 2019 Supporters

Lead Sponsor:

Generous Sponsors: Martha Head, Hirshfield’s, Galleria Edina, Lakewood Cemetery, Norseman Distillery, SeaChange Print Innovations, Samuel and Patricia McCullough, and the Tom and Lynn Schaefer Charitable Trust

Additional Generous Support: Mary Grau, Christine and Robert D. Salmen, Bob and Barbara Scott, the League of Catholic Women, California Closets, Marly Miller and Katie Miller Remole, and THYMES

Media Partner: Artful Living

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Mixology Workshops: The Art of the Perfect Cocktail

April 11, 2019 12:00 am

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April 11, 2019 1:00pm-2:30pm and 3:00pm-4:30pm

Wells Fargo Community Room

Ticket Price: $75

 

April 13, 2019 1:00pm-2:30pm and 3:00pm-4:30pm

Wells Fargo Community Room

Ticket Price: $75

 

Art in Bloom Mixology Workshop
Norseman Distillery is offering Art in Bloom 2019 mixology workshops at Mia.

Building on the success of the Mixology class offered during  Art in Bloom 2018, we are pleased to announce a partnership with Norseman Distillery, Minneapolis’s first micro distillery, to conduct not one, not two, or even three, but FOUR workshops on how to craft the perfect cocktail with a distinctive floral twist, in honor of Art in Bloom.  

Norseman uses only the finest local ingredients to create exceptional spirits in the Twin Cities. These hand-crafted cocktail recipes, created especially for Art in Bloom, will impress your party guests and take your home entertaining up a notch. One of their bartenders will lead participants through a demonstration and tasting of three lovely libations, including how to craft these cocktails as well as some instruction on bartending best practices.

The crescendo of the event will be a specially curated tour after the workshop session featuring some of Mia’s more “spirited” works and led by Senior Docent Lucy Hicks,   

Space is limited and attendees must be age 21 or older.  Enjoy!

Tickets are available online at ticket.artsmia.org or by calling 888.642.2787.

Art in Bloom 2019 Supporters

Lead Sponsor:

Generous Sponsors: Martha Head, Hirshfield’s, Galleria Edina, Lakewood Cemetery, Norseman Distillery, SeaChange Print Innovations, Samuel and Patricia McCullough, and the Tom and Lynn Schaefer Charitable Trust

Additional Generous Support: Mary Grau, Christine and Robert D. Salmen, Bob and Barbara Scott, the League of Catholic Women, California Closets, Marly Miller and Katie Miller Remole, and THYMES

Media Partner: Artful Living

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Family Day Fun

April 14, 2019 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

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Reception Hall

Ticket Price: Free

Art in Bloom Family Day  promises fun with flowers, dragons and tacos!

Art in Bloom Family Day

This event is for all ages. Activities are inspired by the childrens’ book Dragons Love Tacos written by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. This entertaining story describes in detail why dragons LOVE tacos of all types . . . except . . . they DO NOT LIKE spicy tacos!

Storytelling: 11AM, 11:45AM and 12:30PM

Join talented Twin Cities actors as they tell the tale of dragons cooking, eating and hosting taco parties. Make your own dragon head at the craft table and get your picture taken at a dragon taco party. Use your imagination to create a dragon head using craft papers, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, fresh flowers and more. Ongoing  throughout the afternoon, create colorful chalk art outside in Target Park.

Art in Bloom 2019 Supporters

Lead Sponsor:

Generous Sponsors: Martha Head, Hirshfield’s, Galleria Edina, Lakewood Cemetery, Norseman Distillery, SeaChange Print Innovations, Samuel and Patricia McCullough, and the Tom and Lynn Schaefer Charitable Trust

Additional Generous Support: Mary Grau, Christine and Robert D. Salmen, Bob and Barbara Scott, the League of Catholic Women, California Closets, Marly Miller and Katie Miller Remole, and THYMES

Media Partner: Artful Living

Pedestal Floral Artists are the heart of Art in Bloom.

Pedestal Floral Artists combine creativity and dedication to make Art in Bloom magic.

Black Place I, 1945, Georgia O’Keeffe

 

Pedestal Floral Artists—or PFAs, as they are often referred to—are the backbone of Art in Bloom. Tens of thousands of guests come to Art in Bloom every spring to view the PFAs’ creative works of botanical art.

For 35 years PFAs have built Art in Bloom’s reputation as a “destination event.” Not many events have this kind of longevity or sustain such a devoted fan base. So what creative magic do the PFAs conjure that continues to draw Mia guests year after year?

“I think that what PFAs bring to Art in Bloom is part floral wizardry and part dedication and hard work. Pedestal artists take their Art in Bloom participation seriously,” said Terry Carter, long time PFA and Art in Bloom volunteer.

That hard work begins in January with choosing an artwork to interpret from roughly 350 options offered by Mia curators. Next, PFAs contemplate the appropriate botanical design, select a complementary container, purchase their flowers, and finally, create a floral interpretation that will delight Mia guests. Carter added: “The inspiration and ideas of PFAs are as varied as the artworks they interpret.” Some PFAs interpret an artwork literally, and others highlight a particular element of an artwork, like its line, color or pattern. Floral interpretations can be whimsical, referential, or deeply personal.

While PFA floral arranging styles and methods are diverse, there is one commonality among PFAs—they appreciate the privilege of creating fresh floral arrangements that are paired with famous works of art.

Last year, PFAs were given the opportunity to share feedback about their Art in Bloom experiences via a survey. Here are two survey comments from PFAs:

Art in Bloom is a beautiful way to engage the community! It is an amazing opportunity to become intimate with such spectacular, precious pieces of art.

It’s a fun process and energizing to see how excited both the PFAs and the public are to be part of the Art in Bloom event.

This year, we can be assured that pedestal floral artists will once again create fresh botanical interpretations of Mia’s fabulous collection. When you attend Art in Bloom this year, and you have the chance to greet a floral artist in the museum, thank them for their contribution to Art in Bloom’s success.

Art in Bloom 2019 Supporters

Lead Sponsor:

Generous Sponsors: Martha Head, Hirshfield’s, Galleria Edina, Lakewood Cemetery, Norseman Distillery, SeaChange Print Innovations, Samuel and Patricia McCullough, and the Tom and Lynn Schaefer Charitable Trust

Additional Generous Support: Mary Grau, Christine and Robert D. Salmen, Bob and Barbara Scott, the League of Catholic Women, California Closets, Marly Miller and Katie Miller Remole, and THYMES

Media Partner: Artful Living