Art in Bloom, the Saint Louis Art Museum’s annual celebration of flowers and fine art, returns as an in-person festival in 2023. 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 special ticketed events, family activities, dining, and shopping.
The three-day festival will also host ticketed events, family activities, dining, a lecture, and shopping.
On Saturday, March 4, Art in Bloom will host a ticketed program, Flowers After Hours, for guests 21 and over. The program begins at 6 p.m. and will feature live music, a photo booth, and cocktails, as well as the galleries. Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for other guests.
For families, on Sunday, March 5, there will be floral-inspired activities and a scavenger hunt through the galleries. The Family florals event will run from noon to 4 p.m.
Art in Bloom is open to the public starting at 10 a.m. each day, and is free to tour the galleries. Museum members will be allowed to tour the galleries starting as early as 8 a.m. each day.
Find a full list of events and where to buy tickets on the Museum’s website.
Designers of this year’s arrangements
Visitors during Art in Bloom can see fantastical floral interpretations of the Museum’s collection created by the region’s most talented floral designers. In a random drawing in January 2023, participating floral designers were assigned works from SLAM’s collection to interpret.
- Brittany Ahola, Walter Knoll Florist: Untitled
- Christine Anson, S. Finch Florist: Beaded Crown (adenla)
- Zachary Bair, Grimm & Gorly Florist: Seated Woman
- Cecilia Barnett, Boone Country Garden Club and Ikenobo Ikebana Society: Two Girls in Front of Birch Trees
- Gretchen Bennett, Tipsy Tulip 2: Man’s Wrapper (kente)
- Rebecca Bodicky, Alice Blue Collective: Watts 1963
- David Bovier, Garden Club of St. Louis: Tureen and Stand, from the service for the Marquis Ensenada
- Julie Brinker, Hoffmann Hillermann Nursery & Florist: Valentine Tessier
- Darien Burress, Walter Knoll Florist: December
- Nick Decker, Ken Miesner’s Flower Shoppe: Hang-It-All
- Elisheva Heit, Flamenco Exquisite Flower Design: Wine Chandelier
- Kelsey Herschel, Grow Your Own Way Florals: Headrest in the Form of a Reclining Boy
- Morgan Hopkins, Flowers to the People: The Ecstasy of Mary Magdalene
- Cathy Kohenskey, A Moment of Grace Florist: Charioteer
- Ken Mahne, Petal Pushers STL: Table
- Carly Meyer and Jessica Douglass, Flower & Weeds: Stone Sea
- Kira Mulvany, Cynthia Ryan, and Carly Bohmer, Roses & Mint Florals: Jar
- Carolyn Cosgrove Payne, Wild Ginger Weddings: Mask
- Ann Rabbitt, AIFD, CFD, Thorn Studio: Sallet Helmet
- Lindsey Rawlings, Walter Knoll Florist: On the Ice near Dordrecht
- Susan Marie Reed, Forsythia Garden Club: Ornament from the Saint Nicholas Hotel, Saint Louis, Missouri
- Sydney Rogers, Bloomin’ Buckets: Acrobats
- Joe Shaffer, Michelle Wolters, and Shannon Horstmann, Robert Jackson III, Independence Center: Pair of Doors
- Marcie Sherman, Revel &, Hearten: Parfleche
- Karen Suedkamp, Alex Waldbart: Titan
- Joe Thomasson, AIFD, CFD, Stems Florist: Jolly Flatboatmen in Port
- Brett Turner, Bunches Squared Florist: Standing Visnu
- Sara Ward, Wildflowers: Vessel with Painted Motifs
- Rich West, RW Designs: Still Life with a Basket of Fruit
- Lucy Willis, Lucy Willis Interiors: Insignia (gui) in the Form of an Adze with Incised Images