Floral designs by professional florists, talented hobbyists, and members of The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society will be on display beginning March 30 at Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in St. Petersburg during Art in Bloom 2017.
This is the 20th anniversary of the popular spring event that will also feature special programming and extended museum hours, a release on the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce website said. This year’s exhibition is being coordinated by Carol Treichel and Gail Razook.
The exhibit, sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times, opens March 30 with a discounted admission and will run through April 3 with extended hours on Saturday and Sunday. The MFA Cafe will feature floral-themed menu items each day of the show and will be open for lunch on Monday, which is typically outside of normal business hours. Reservations for Monday are highly recommended.
Special events highlighting Art in Bloom include a meet and greet cocktail reception, dinner and luncheon with guest designer James Farmer. Tickets for these are available for purchase through the Mary Acheson Stuart Society. There are also several make and take demonstrations scheduled throughout the weekend.
The Mary Acheson Stuart Society works in conjunction with the Museum of Fine Arts fundraising, sponsoring exhibitions, and volunteering.