Left: A metal rooster that will be available in the Art in Bloom Shop during the event. Made out of recycled metal barrels this rooster and his sheep, goat, bunny, and pig friends will cry out for adoption.
For 26 years the Minneapolis Institute of Arts has celebrated the marriage of flowers and art with Art in Bloom. This 4-day festival, April 30 to May 3, presented by the Friends of the Institute, showcases fresh floral arrangements paired with the fine art in the institute's collection.
There are tours, lectures, demonstrations, and of course, the ever popular Art in Bloom Shop, where you'll find a selection of perfect as gifts for the art-loving gardener in your life. (Actually there are so many interesting items you'll be able to find something for just about anyone on your gift list. Flowers are great, but I love these metal animals!)
Proceeds from this event go to the Friends Children's Fund.