You know it’s Spring in New Orleans when NOMA announces the dates for their annual presentation of Art in Bloom- an extravagant floral exhibition in support of the Garden Study Club and the New Orleans Museum of Art. The 2023 Art in Bloom theme is ‘Paradise Under the Palm,’’ inspired by New Orleans’ subtropical landscape. This year’s presentation will include creations by floral designers and masters from several regions around the world.
About the Garden Study Club of New Orleans
Established in 1934, the Garden Study club educates and stimulates interest and love for horticulture and gardening through educational meetings and conferences. The Garden Study Club cares for selected public plantings and gardens and supports numerous gardening projects around New Orleans. Recipients of the Garden Study Club’s grants include New Orleans Botanical Garden, the Lafayette Square Conservancy, and the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Art in Bloom’s Events
Art in Bloom will begin on Wednesday, March 22 with a patron party for the event’s sponsors. First Horizon, River Red Bank and several floral designers and media correspondents are among the noted. Guests will enjoy local cuisine by Arnaud’s, Galatoire’s, Martin Wine Cellar and more.
Islanders, a painting by New Orleans based artist, Gretchen Weller Howard, will be auctioned off during Art in Bloom’s silent auction. Digital bidding will begin on Monday, March 20 and end on Monday, March 27. The works of several artist’s one-of-a-kind contributions will also participate in Art in Bloom’s silent auction.
Lecture Series and Fashion Show
A fashion show presenting Spring inspired looks by SOSUSU Boutique will take place on March 23. Island interior designer, Amanda Lindroth and landscape and floral designer, Lucy Hunter are the shows headlining speakers. Amanda Lindroth is known for her airy, relaxed decorating style and specializes in island charm. Lucy Hunter is a designer and the author of The Flower Hunter.
You can join Art in Bloom by purchasing tickets here.