Particulars to enhance your Art in Bloom visit:
Free off-street parking is available on the surface lot at 25th Street and Third Avenue South, and in the parking ramp at 25th Street and Third Avenue South.
Complimentary off-site parking and free shuttle service is offered Thursday evening and all day Saturday at the Wells Fargo Parking garage located at 28th Street and 4th Avenue South.
Valet parking available Thursday through Saturday at $10 per car.
Art in Bloom 2009 Committee
Honorary Co-Chair: Anne Hull
Admission to the museum to view the floral displays is free!
Guided Tours Information
Complimentary 45-minute docent guided tours of floral displays will be offered at the following days and times:
Thursday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 7 p.m.*
Friday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m*, 2 p.m.
*ASL-interpreted tour available
All tours meet by the 24th Street entrance.
Tours of the special exhibition "Noble Dreams & Simple Pleasures: American Masterworks from Minnesota Collections":
Thursday, 1 p.m., 7 p.m.
Friday–Sunday, 1 p.m.
The fabulous Art in Bloom Shop in the Cargill Gallery is open during museum hours.
D’Amico’s ArtsCafé and ArtsBreak restaurant hours during Art In Bloom:
Thursday, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Coffee for morning-lecture ticket-holders will be served in the Fountain Court 30 minutes prior to the lectures.
Book signings take place after most lectures.
Special thanks to Honorary Co-Chairs Anne Hull and Jeanne Pemble.
We also thank our corporate sponsors: Bachman’s, Best Buy Children’s Foundation, Brady’s Floral Gallery in Scottsdale, FrameStyles, Inc., General Mills Foundation, Good Things, Lakewood Cemetery, Len Busch Roses, Luther Auctions, Maximum Graphics, Minnesota Public Radio, Nordstrom, SUPERVALU, INC., The Thymes, Track 29, and Vanguard Travel.
Extraordinary thanks to the following individual sponsors: Carol Burton, Nancee and Tom Bruggeman, Cy DeCosse, Jane Emison, Grace and Ken Evenstad, JoAnn and Gary Fink, Julie and Peter Hoffman, Joan and Dean Hutton, Dean Koutsky, Joyce and Jerry Martin, Shawn McCann, Mary Agnes and Al McQuinn, Cindy Olson, Charlie Pydych, Sue and Jerry Schwalbach, local musicians Trailer Trash, Martin Weinstein, Anna Vazquez, and anonymous donors.
Sincere gratitude to the talented and dedicated MIA staff, and to Friends Office Administrator Nicole Anderson.
One final note of gratitude to our many "Timeless Appreciator of Art" contributors.
About the Friends Children's Fund
Proceeds from Art in Bloom benefit the Friends Children’s Fund, which provides enriching opportunities for young people to experience and be inspired by the world of art. Meaningful exposure to art can benefit children in many ways, from developing their critical-thinking skills, to broadening their worlds, to inspiring their imaginations. The fund especially strives to provide educational and engaging art experiences to children who would likely otherwise not receive them.