The Black Mountain Center for the Arts has held Art in Bloom for 14 consecutive years (take that, COVID-19!). This is a two-month long event that features 2 gallery exhibits, a gala, a local garden tour, a 2-day live floral arrangement exhibit, and live plein air painters in local gardens.
This year marks the 16th Annual Art in Bloom, our most anticipated fundraiser of the year. This multi-faceted event celebrating nature and art combines two gallery exhibits, live floral arrangements, local garden tours featuring working artists, and floral-inspired workshops. Whether you join us for one event or all of them, you are playing an important role in supporting the arts in our community.
Schedule of Events
June 15 – July 6 • 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday • Regional Galleries Exhibit
In the weeks leading up to Art in Bloom, our gallery will feature selected pieces from regional galleries. The works featured will be inspiration for the arrangements created by talented regional floral designers.
July 7 • 5-7pm • Art in Bloom Preview Party
We know how to throw a party! Be among the first to see the floral interpretations at their freshest and meet the floral designers. We’ll kick off Art in Bloom with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. This is a night you won’t want to miss.
July 8 & 9 • 10am-4pm • Tour the Gallery & Floral Arrangements
Visit the gallery to experience the stunning creativity of our Ikebana and Western floral designers who have created arrangements inspired by the artworks in the show. The flowers will only be on display for 2 days, so don’t miss your chance to see nature imitating art!
July 8 & 9 • 10am-2pm • Local Garden Tour & Plein Air Artists
Our self-guided garden tour features a diverse array of inspiring local gardens. Look for plein air artists creating in each garden! Your Garden Tour Ticket includes a map and directions to each garden and access to our main gallery for the Art in Bloom exhibit.
July 13 – 29 • 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday • Art from the Garden Exhibit
Return to BMCA after Art in Bloom to view the works created during the Garden Tour by the plein air artists. This beautiful show is free and open to the public.
Art in Bloom is a unique exhibition that also serves as a fundraiser for the Black Mountain Center for the Arts. Every ticket you purchase supports local artists, programming, and creative opportunities in Western North Carolina.
Art in Bloom Gallery Exhibit – $5
Garden Tour & Gallery Exhibit -$30
Preview Party (includes Gallery Exhibit, drinks and hors d’oeuvres) – $45
Art in Bloom Everything Pass (includes Preview party, Garden Tour, and Exhibit) – $65
We are offering several art and nature based workshops to coincide with Art in Bloom this year. Check our website for a full list of workshops!