Art Blooms at the University of Kentucky Art Museum

Every February, floral designers transform the University of Kentucky Art Museum  into a garden of floral delights with galleries filled with colorful art and flowers.  Art In Bloom, the Museum’s primary fundraiser, will run from February 22 through 24 with fifty designers and a host of volunteers working together to create a paradise for the winter-weary public eager for the advent of spring.

The floral designers will choose as inspiration works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection and the special exhibition Art And The Animal. They will then use flowers, plants, and other natural elements to create their own works of art. This year the event chair is Ellen Karpf, an enthusiastic champion for the arts. The Museum will honor John Gardner for his support of the arts. The signature artist, local painter Ann Rutherford Pass, has created and donated a wonderful work of art just for the event.

Here is what’s happening:

An Evening of Elegance Black-Tie Gala
Friday, February 22, 7 pm
Cocktails, Sponsors’ Dinner and Live Auction
Sponsorship packages from $500 – $10,000
Black-Tie Attire

A Night on the Town Cocktail Reception
Saturday, February 23, 7:30 – 10:30 pm
Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres and Silent Auction
Tickets: $100 each or $75 for the “under 40 crowd”
Cocktail Attire

Artists Demonstrations
with Mary Neely, Cate Wagoner, Kelly Brewer,
and Ann Rutherford Pass
Sunday, February 24, 2-4 pm
$5 admission

View floral designs Friday, Saturday & Sunday:
noon – 5 pm. $5 admission fee.

For more information, contact  The ART MUSEUM at the University of Kentucky

Rose Street and Euclid Avenue, Lexington, KY 40506-0241  859.257.5716

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