Weekend Happenings April 22-24, 2021

Art in Bloom 2021

April 22-24, 2021*
Columbus Museum of Art

Presented by the CMA Advocates Auxiliary of the Columbus Museum of Art
Join us for a beautiful weekend at the Museum as the galleries are brought to life through imaginative floral designs paired with works from the CMA collection. Floral designs are available to view as part of general admission April 22-24, and we invite you to deepen your experience through a variety of programs throughout the show.

Nonmembers pay an additional $5 museum admission Friday and Saturday in support of Art in Bloom.

Admission tickets are available starting April 1, please scroll to the bottom of the page to purchase.

Art in Bloom Weekend Happenings

Preview Art in Bloom at BAM Thursday
Thursday, April 22, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Kick-off Art in Bloom at BAM (Bar-Art-Music) Thursday in the garden. Toast the floral designers and be the first to see the amazing floral installations and pedestal designs. Local designer Tracy Powell will also be featuring floral-inspired fashion in the garden. Cash bar, floral fashions, music, live artist, and more. Tickets not required, but space may be limited due to Covid guidelines. Reservations are available for $25 and will include a signature cocktail as well as a donation to support Art in Bloom.
Reserved tickets are now sold out, but walk-ins are still welcome on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets – SOLD OUT

The Art of Style with Carson Kressley
Friday, April 23, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Enjoy an evening marked by witty banter and expert fashion tips with celebrity stylist, author, fashion designer and original Fab Five member of the hit show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. The evening will also feature floral designs by members of the Columbus Fashion Council. All ticket holders will be entered for a chance to win a personal styling consultation over brunch with Carson on Saturday morning.

Tickets: General admission: $150, includes cash bar and refreshments available for purchase, and a swag bag

VIP: $250, includes meet and greet with Carson following the talk, signature cocktail, small bites, dessert and a special swag bag

General Tickets

VIP Tickets

Designer Morning & Demonstration
Saturday, April 24, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Meet the floral designers and hear about their designs at this private Art in Bloom event, including a special floral demonstration Working with Succulents 101. Michael and Jessie of Planthropy will walk you through a demonstration on how to create a beautiful succulent container garden. 

This demonstration will include:

  • Teaching the craft of creating a living piece of art
  • Education on these fun desert plants, including their growth habits, care instructions and the importance of using the right soil
  • How to propagate a succulent leaf (so you can grow your own succulents)
  • Answers to all your succulent questions
  • Succulents 101 and the art of succulent arrangements demo
  • Planthropy Moss Wall Art: The Art of Biophilic Design
  • Living Walls: Different systems for different situations and environments

Tickets are $30 and include early entry into the Museum.


Thinking Outside the Vase 
Saturday, April 24, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Demonstration and Hands-On Workshop for all skill levels

Join Kim Meacham from The Paper Daisy Flower Boutique for an explanation of floral design alternatives to traditional vase arrangements and their best application. Demonstration will include examples of each element along with an explanation on how to construct various “vase-less” alternatives such as: simple wreaths using flowering branches, mixed garlands, centerpieces constructed using armatures, wearable flowers, and how to create a “vase-less” arrangement using floral foam.

Workshop: Participants will be able to create a “vase-less” arrangement using floral foam and make their own wearable piece of floral art.

Supplies included. Tickets are $75 per person


Special event tickets include CMA and Art in Bloom admission.
CMA and Art in Bloom Admission Tickets
Thursday April 22 – Saturday April 24

Museum admission tickets during Art in Bloom weekend are offered below. Please note the additional fee for Art in Bloom is added to the regular admission charge on Friday and Saturday. Tickets allow entry for one-hour (example: 10 AM tickets can be redeemed between 10 AM and 10:59 AM). There are no required exit times. Tickets are limited. Want to avoid admission fees? Become a museum member here!

Reserve Art in Bloom Tickets in Advance

Online Auction presented by Everything But The House
Watch this spot for a special online auction happening during the week of Art in Bloom benefiting children’s and family programs.


Art in Bloom is a major fundraising event presented by CMA Advocates, a volunteer auxiliary group that supports Museum programming throughout the year. Proceeds support children’s learning experiences at CMA.

*If you have already purchased tickets to an event or made a donation in support of Art In Bloom 2020, those will carry over to the new 2021 dates.


Gardenia Sponsors

Orchid Sponsors

Markéta and Ewout Leeuwenburg 

Rose Sponsors 

Buoyant The Feel Good CompanySeventh Son  

Iris Sponsors 

Theresa and Mark BrownellElizabeth Homeier and Mark BehrensThe Joseph HotelKatelyn and Jeremy KelleyCindy and Bob OlmsteadMiddlewest SpiritsMary and Steven Weiler 


Dr. Susan Witten 

Fashion Partners

Columbus Fashion CouncilTracy Powell 

Event Partners

Live Music by Brett Allen, Steve Perakis and Shane Willis Artisan DeluxeColumbus Running CompanyDel MarGlobal Gifts The Guild HouseHomage All StarsJolieLady Bird LBrands • The Paper Daisy ProloqueBookshopQuinci EmporiumRose Bredl • Rowe BoutiqueSamson’s A Men’s Emporium Sole classics • Talkingfashion Inc.Torso 

Media Partners 

Columbus UndergroundSophisticated LivingWOSU Public Media  

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