Art in Bloom - 2019
Join us for the NCMA’s fifth annual festival of art and flowers, March 21-24, 2019. Art in Bloom features more than 50 floral masterpieces created by world-class designers inspired by art in the Museum’s collection. During the four-day festival, participants can attend presentations and workshops, dine in Iris restaurant, and find one-of-a-kind gifts in the Museum Store. Proceeds from Art in Bloom support Museum programming and exhibitions.
Please note that Art in Bloom events (demonstrations, classes, etc.) require separate tickets.
Photography is permitted during Art in Bloom for personal use only.
Free for children 6 and under
Patron ($150) and above members, please note: Super Passes cannot be used for Art in Bloom or related events, since this is a fundraiser for the Museum.
Thursday 9am – 5pm; last entry 4pm
Friday 9am – 9pm; last entry 8pm
Saturday 9am – 9pm; last entry 8pm
Sunday 9am – 5pm; last entry 4pm
Sophisticated full-service restaurant specializing in seasonal fare using many locally sourced ingredients. During Art in Bloom, some menu items feature edible flowers. Reservations encouraged: (919) 664-6838. Iris will begin taking reservations January 22.
Thursday 11 am–2 pm
Friday 11 am–2 pm (lunch), 5:30-8:30pm (dinner)
Saturday 11 am–2 pm (brunch), 5:30-8:30pm (dinner)
Sunday 10:30 am–2:30 pm (brunch)
Coffee kiosk featuring local Joe Van Gogh specialty coffee, beer, wine, sandwiches, salads, and floral-inspired pastries. Sip is located next to the Museum Store with limited lounge seating.
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 9pm
Saturday 9am - 9pm
Sunday 9am – 5pm
Blue Ridge Café
East Building, Level C
Casual, quick-service café featuring sandwiches, salads, snacks, coffee, beer, wine, and other beverages. No reservations needed.
Thursday–Sunday 10 am–4:30 pm
Museum Store Trunk Shows
In-person artisan appearances:
Thursday, March 22, 11:30 am–1:30 pm, Susan Devine, jewelry artist
Friday, March 23, 11:30 am–1:30 pm, Terry McManus, confectioner, That Damn Toffee
Saturday, March 24, 11:30 am–1:30 pm, Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, beekeeper, Bee Downtown
Sunday, March 25, 11:30 am–1:30 pm, Monica Linares
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