There’s been a change in the Dallas Museum of Art League’s usual Art in Bloom. Usually held on a Monday, when the Dallas Museum of Art is closed, 2019 Art In Bloom Chair Eleanor Bond and Honorary Chair Beverly Freeman opted to move it to Sunday, March 31, with a New Orleans-inspired theme — Joie des Fleurs — with live jazz entertainment.
Ah, but difference doesn’t end with the change of day. To accommodate the church-going and late sleeping crowds, Eleanor has arranged for two brunch seatings (starting at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.) and two presentations by Belgium-born floral designer Françoise Weeks in the Horchow Auditorium (noon and 2:30 p.m.).
According to Eleanor, “We are so delighted to celebrate this milestone year with a presentation by renowned floral designer. Attendees will be awestruck as she creates a series of detailed floral arrangements and wearable works of floral art in her extraordinarily unique. By offering two opportunities to enjoy brunch and Françoise’s presentation, we anticipate our most successful event in Art in Bloom’s 20 history!”
With her studio in Portland, Oregon, Françoise has gained an international reputation for her innovated style and love of teaching.
Guests will also be able to tour the third annual Art in Bloom Floral Exhibition created by local designers based on the event’s New Orleans theme on the Museum’s Level 2 European galleries.
Going for $500 per person, patron tickets will include the brunch, the demonstration and a patron party on Thursday, March 21. Regular tickets for the brunch and presentation start at $250. However, if you’re not into the whole package, tickets are also available for the brunch or the presentation. Confused? Not to worry. Edwina Gonzalez in the DMA’s Office of Special Events can clear up any questions. Just give her a shout at 214.922.1800.
Art in Bloom benefits the DMA’s exhibition and education programs, as well as the League’s Floral Endowment Fund.
* Photo credit: Tamytha Cameron ** Photo credit: Jamie Bosworth