As buds and stems start to emerge from the softened ground and on bare branches, it's the perfect time to celebrate the arrival of spring and all the refreshing splendor it brings with the GRAM's popular bi-annual Art in Bloom event, taking place March 19-21, 2021. The one-weekend-only exhibition celebrates the combined beauty of art and floral design, featuring 15 local floral designers.
"The Grand Rapids Art Museum is thrilled to kick off the spring season with Art in Bloom," said Elizabeth Payne, GRAM Communications Manager. "We look forward to safely welcoming guests to GRAM's galleries and encourage everyone to participate in a weekend of floral-inspired fun through our virtual and in-person experiences."
Visitors to the GRAM are invited to tour the galleries and enjoy extravagant floral sculptures inspired by works from the Museum's permanent collection created by some of the region's most talented floral designers. The GRAM notes these floral sculptures are meant to emphasize, challenge and build upon elements and concepts within the original work of art, creating an extraordinary dialogue between the two pieces.
As in-person events begin to resume at a higher rate, the GRAM has made sure all necessary safety precautions are being taken so guests can visit Art in Bloom with confidence.
"Our team has been working diligently to provide a safe and enjoyable experience at Art in Bloom," Payne added. "Visitors can expect important health and safety guidelines like face mask requirements, reduced capacity indoors, social distancing measures, and cleaning and sanitization efforts."
Advance tickets for the event are required. More information, including the participating floral artists, can be found by visiting the GRAM.
Written by Sarah Suydam, Managing Editor for West Michigan Woman.
Photos courtesy of Grand Rapids Art Museum.