It’s Blooming! Check Out Art in Bloom Week At The North Carolina Museum of Art

This week! A perennial favorite among visitors, Art in Bloom displays the stunning creativity of floral designers who interpret works of art in the Museum collection. Tickets are still available! 

Did you catch the floral installations that popped up in the Triangle this weekend? Click here to listen as local musician Lydia Salett Dudley plays a beautiful tune on the Moore Square piano with a floral installation by Joseph Barnes, CFD, J Duff Designs.

The Museum Store offers a curated selection of merchandise from emerging artists and artisans across North Carolina. This year’s favorites include floral-inspired works from many new partners. Shop exclusive wall paintings, glass flowers from STARworks, kinetic sculptures, and neon installations from Artspace resident artisans.

Catering Works is cooking up some floral-inspired dishes during Art in Bloom at multiple food and drink locations, including the Garden Grill and Sip Coffee Bar and Café, located inside West Building. The Garden Grill’s menu features a savory grilled vegetable quesadilla with guacamole and sour cream and classic avocado toast topped with a fresh fried egg. Another must-try is dragon fruit sangria, the most refreshing cocktail, with dragon fruit, pineapple, chardonnay, and vodka, garnished with fresh citrus fruits.⁠ Additional bar and snack options are available in West Building’s courtyard.⁠

Cocktails at The Willard

The Willard, a rooftop lounge at the AC Hotel Raleigh Downtown, will be serving craft cocktails inspired by Art in Bloom. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the cocktails will be donated to the Museum.

The Willard’s bartenders Scott McGee, Naomi Cashwell, and Jessie Rossabi were inspired by the Museum’s works of art to create three delicious and stunning cocktails. The three cocktails will be available at The Willard during Art in Bloom, March 16–20.