Particulars to enhance your Art in Bloom visit:


Free off-street parking is available on the surface lot and in the 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 Fourth Avenue South.

Valet parking available Thursday through Saturday at $10 per car.

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Admission to the museum to view the floral displays is free!
Guided Tours

Complimentary 45-minute docent-guided tours of floral displays will be offered on the following days and times:

Thursday 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 7 p.m.*
Friday 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m.
Saturday 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m.
Sunday 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m.*, 2:15 p.m.

*ASL-interpreted tour available.

All tours meet by the 24th Street entrance.

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The Art in Bloom Shop in the Cargill Gallery is open during museum hours.

Coffee for morning-lecture ticket-holders will be served in the Fountain Court 30 minutes prior to the lectures.

Art in Bloom 2010 Committee

Honorary Chair
Ellen Wells

Nikki Lewis
Connie Sommers

Friends President
Katie Searl

Pauline Altermatt
Judith Benton
Sarajane Berge
Madeline Betsch
Ann Birt
Shari Boehnen
Linda Boelter
Martha Bordwell
Lynn Brown

Carol Burton
Karen Christopherson
Carolyn Dahl
Terrell Daniels
Heidi Eales
Barbara Edin
Georgia Engebretson
Vickie Foster
Margene Fox
Pam Friedland
Dorothy Halverson
Teena Hatch
Leslie Heise
Sandy Hey
Cretia Jesse
Pam Jones
Suzanne Joyce
Janet Karas
Linda Kelley
Ann Kenefick

Carrie Kilberg
Cathy Konat
Kathy Koutsky
Virginia Lang
Ann Laurent
Heidi Libera
Sue Marty
Sally Mathieu
Mary Merrick
Anna Moore
Sheila Morgan
Kathy Murphy
Kimm Oelke
Cindy Olson
Lorraine Palkert
Suzanne Payne
Jeanne Pemble
Teresa Pfister
Peg Pluimer
Tracy Schaefer

Jane Schulzetenberg
William Schwaller
Meridy Shoger
Yin Simpson
Pat Spencer
Julie Springrose
Kathleen Steiger
Glenda Struthers
Anita Sullivan
Marilyn Sundberg
Jackie Tyson
Teresa Vickery
Caroline Wanstall
Cyndee Washburn
Betsey Whitbeck
Anne Worrell
Michelle Yates

Extraordinary thanks to Ellen Wells, our honorary chair, for her generous financial support, her stalwart presence on the committee, and her wealth of ideas.

Special thanks to Nicole Anderson, Friends Office administrator, and to the talented and dedicated MIA staff.

We also thank our corporate sponsors: Best Buy Children’s Foundation, Creative Kidstuff, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Gabberts Design Studio & Fine Furnishings, General Mills Foundation, JV & Company, Lakewood Cemetery, Maximum Graphics, Merrill Lynch, Textile Center, and Vanguard Travel.

Warm thanks to our individual sponsors: Ted Bair and Harvey Filister, Jane and Richard Borchers, Carol Burton, Jane Emison, Chip Glaser, Linda Goldenberg, Barbara Goldner, Sheila Morgan, Jeanne Pemble, Val McLinn, and Glenda Struthers.

About the Friends of the Institute Art in Bloom raises funds for the programs and operations of the Friends of the Institute, including the Friends Children’s Fund, which provides opportunities for young people to experience and be inspired by the world of art.

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