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Art In Bloom returns with fashion and floral designs at the Springfield Art Museum

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Edited News Release/KY3) – The Springfield Art Museum is pleased to present Art In Bloom from Wednesday, April 24 through Sunday, April 28, throughout the Museum’s galleries.

This is the fifth Art In Bloom event that the Museum has hosted since 2018. This year, 25 local fashion designers and floral designers will interpret works of art on view in their chosen medium, flowers or custom-made garments.

Art In Bloom includes juried prize categories for featured designers, People’s Choice Awards, workshops, Museum retail, local vendors, and family art-making activities. To date, Art In Bloom has welcomed over 7,000 patrons, raised over $88,000 for art acquisitions, and awarded $11,500 in prize money to local designers. Proceeds from Art in Bloom sponsorships, paid events, pop-up retail merchandise, and People’s Choice Award vote sales benefit and strengthen the Museum’s art acquisition and exhibition efforts. The Museum has purchased work by 19 artists, 16 of whom were not previously represented in the Museum’s permanent collection, with funds raised through Art In Bloom.

This year’s juried prizes for fashion design will be awarded by Logan Aguirre, Publisher – 417 Magazine; Sarah Buhr, Curator of Art – Springfield Art Museum; and Dr. Jenifer J. Roberts, Merchandising and Fashion Design Department – Missouri State University. This year’s juried prizes for floral design will be awarded by three previous Art In Bloom Best Creative Design Winners: C. Pat Phillips AIFD CFD – The Flower Merchant (2018 & 2019); Sarah Stracke – Locust Floral (2022); and Rcena Maness AIFD CFD – Flowerama (2023).

FEATURED FASHION DESIGNERS – On view Wednesday, April 24 – Sunday, April 28.Mindy Ashby, Fashion Designer Emily Diane, Midnight Sun Market Bailey Doran, Bailey Mae Creations Justin Gannaway, Costume Designer and Educator – Drury University Sara Gonzalez, Ensembles of the Past Katie Jankovitz, Fashion Designer Sara Kahrs, Fashion Designer Nigel Kindrick Lee, Fiber Artist – Threadbare Collective Teri Poindexter, Milliner – Queen City Creative Joseph Pyatt, Fashion Designer Ria Shaar, Fashion & Technical Designer/ Entrepreneur Kyndra Smith-Jackson, Astoria Jackson Studio Britney Spangenberg, Fashion Designer Briana Swanson, Fashion Designer Jennifer Vaughn, Owner Sew-It-All Custom Designs & Alterations

FEATURED FLORAL DESIGNERS – On view Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28 ONLY!Pam Carroll & Raleigh Jones, Wickman’s Garden Village Amy Dartt, Workshops for Life Haley Day, Sunday Flower Company Jennifer Grace Duran, Floral Designer Fleur Floral Studio – Rose Cochran Neletha Fuemmeler, Hickory Hills Country Club Floral Jennifer Herman, The Fiddly Fig Cherrelle & Samuel Hitchcock, Flora & Forge Flower Farm & Blacksmith Stephanie Hornickel & Alex McQueary, Queen City Blooms Audry McMannis-Sowards, Floral Designer

LOCAL VENDORSSpringfield-Greene County Library District’s Heirloom Seed Library Wednesday, April 24 – Friday, April 26, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM; Saturday, April 27, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Sunday, April 28, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

The Fiddly Fig Pop-Up Shop Friday, April 26, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Grow for Good 417 Pop-Up Shop Saturday, April 27, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Sunday, April 28, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Sunday Flower Company Pop-Up Shop Saturday, April 27, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Sunday, April 28, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Flowers in water and/or potted plants are not permitted in the Museum, so please plan to shop on your way out or plan to store your purchase in your vehicle before entering Art In Bloom.

WANT TO GO?

FREE EVENTS

Fashion Design Public Viewing Hours with Free Admission Wednesday, April 24 – Friday, April 26, Noon – 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. & Sunday, April 28, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Floral Design Public Viewing Hours with Free Admission – Floral Designs are ONLY on view Friday – Sunday! Friday, April 26, 2024, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM; Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. & Sunday, April 28, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Family Art-Making Fun Wednesday, April 24 – Friday, April 26, Noon – 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. & Sunday, April 28, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Weisel Gallery.

Family Nature-Making Fun with James River Basin Partnership Wednesday, April 24, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.. Hatch Foundation Lawn (weather permitting).

PAID EVENTS

Paint by Ink Watercolor Workshop – Led by Kim Hardin, Paint by Wednesday, April 24, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Botanical Print & Flower Pounding Workshop – Led by Cina Canada, Wild Arts LearningThursday, April 25, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Embroidery Pin/Brooch Workshop – Led by Fiber Artist Katherine Botts WhitakerFriday, April 26, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Basket Weaving Workshop – Led by Barbara Vicente, Missouri Basket Weavers Guild & Ozark Mountain Basket WeaversSaturday, April 27, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Floral Design Workshop – Led by Art In Bloom 2022 Best in Show Award Winner Raleigh Jones from Wickman’s Garden Village Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Workshops will SELL OUT. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.sgfmuseum.org/229/Art-In-Bloom or by calling (417) 837-5700.

In addition to the juried cash prizes for designers, the public can purchase People’s Choice Award ballots all weekend long in the Museum’s Lobby for $2 per vote. People’s Choice Award Winners in each category receive a $500 cash prize. The Springfield Art Museum is located at 1111 East Brookside Drive. Admission is always free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

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