Art in Bloom Returns with In-Person Floral Displays

The last Art in Bloom at the N.C. Museum of Art was held in March 2019. The fundraiser returns this year for two weekends in June.

Art in Bloom, the North Carolina Museum of Art’s annual floral fundraiser, returns for two extended weekends, June 3–6 and June 10–13, with both in-person and virtual programming. Tickets for the event, which pairs floral installations with works of art in the museum collection, are on sale now for members. Nonmembers can buy tickets starting on Wednesday, April 14.

“We can’t wait to welcome visitors back safely to the ever-exciting Art in Bloom,” said Director Valerie Hillings. “I am always inspired by the creativity of the floral designers and the excitement of our visitors when they see how these living installations also bring our Museum collection to life. After more than two years since our last Art in Bloom in March 2019, we are more than ready to celebrate the return of one of our favorite events.”

Each weekend visitors can enjoy more than 30 stunning floral arrangements with reduced capacity attendance in West Building. Each week many floral installations and participating designers will change, creating a unique experience from weekend to weekend. A limited number of dual-weekend tickets to attend both sessions are available.

During Art in Bloom, floral designers create displays inspired by works of art from the museum collection.

“The beauty and creativity of Art in Bloom have made this event a perennial favorite, and PNC is delighted to help bring it to the NCMA yet again,” said Jim Hansen, PNC regional president for Eastern Carolinas.

In addition to reduced capacity, visitors will be required to wear cloth face coverings and adhere to social distancing. A one-way flow of traffic will guide visitors through the installations, and hand sanitizing stations will be available. Visitors can see all updates to the Museum’s visitor experience at

The ever-popular trash can bouquets and installations, which in 2020 included wrapped floral benches and have appeared around Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, will pop up in new locations and iterations in the weeks leading up to Art in Bloom. Follow along on the Museum’s social media channels @ncartmuseum and hashtags #NCMAbloom and #PNCArtInBloom.

During the 2020 Art in Bloom, floral artists created outdoor displays like this bench at North Hills in Raleigh, by Heather Miller of Eclectic Sage.

During Art in Bloom, tickets are required for admission to the Museum’s collection in West Building. Tickets are on sale now for members, and become available on Wednesday, April 14, for nonmembers. Visitors are encouraged to check online ticket availability before arriving on campus as we expect many time slots to sell out. Proceeds from Art in Bloom support Museum programming and exhibitions and benefit the NCMA Foundation.

  • $18 Members
  • $20 Nonmembers
  • Free for children 6 and younger

Visit both weeks with a two-week bundled ticket:

  • $27 Members
  • $30 Nonmembers
  • Free for children 6 and younger

Tickets available at or by calling (919) 715-5923.

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