One of the can't-miss events of the year, Art in Bloom is ready to return for a five-day celebration of art, flowers and community at the North Carolina Museum of Art (and tickets are going to go fast!).

From March 16-20, more than 40 floral arrangements—some more than 10 feet tall—will be created on-site by world-class designers and florists and showcased throughout the museum's West Building.


The special event, one of the museum's biggest annual fundraisers, will feature an international theme across programming in 2022, with large floral displays reflecting the diverse geographies represented in the People’s Collection, daily live global music and British florist Joseph Massie as special guest (Massie is the youngest person to win five consecutive Royal Horticultural Society gold medals and four best-in-show awards at the world-renowned RHS Chelsea Flower Show).

tall floral display sits in middle of museum gallery, empty aside from large-scale art on the walls

Each floral designer selected to participate in the event is assigned a work of art within the museum collection and invited to interpret it as a one-of-a-kind floral arrangement. More than 20,000 people attend the highly-anticipated event each year.

visitors inside museum gallery look at display of pink flowers in glass vases

The event also includes floral workshops, lectures and tours, as well as special extended hours, daily live music and expanded food options—Sip Coffee Bar and Café and the Garden Grill Lounge, located in West Building by the museum gift store, will serve floral-inspired selection of coffee, tea, cocktails and mocktails as well as pastries and food items during Art in Bloom hours. 

Note: Some of these extra events sell out quickly. See the North Carolina Museum of Art website for details

Art in Bloom at NCMA

 

Tickets for Art in Bloom

Tickets for Art in Bloom can be purchased online here (note that tickets are for a specific day and entry time).

  • $30 for museum members
  • $33 for non-members
  • Free for children 6 and under 

Related events are ticketed separately. Additional fees apply for select workshops, presentations and other events.

Art in Bloom at NCMA

 

Hours

  • Wed., March 16, 10am–5pm (doors close at 6:30pm)
  • Thurs., March 17, 10am–5pm (doors close at 6:30pm)
  • Fri., March 18, noon–8pm (doors close at 9:30pm)
  • Sat., March 19, 10am–8pm (doors close at 9:30pm)
  • Sun., March 20, 10am–5pm (doors close at 6:30pm)

Accessibility hours: For this year's Art in Bloom, the museum will be offering accessible hours on Fri., March 18 at 11am and Sat., March 19 at 9am. During these hours capacity will be reduced to accommodate visitors with autism spectrum disorder, those with sensory sensitivities and anyone who would benefit from being able to view the content in a less crowded, quieter environment. These time slots are available for purchase on the ticketing website.

Art in Bloom at NCMA

 

Parking

During this popular event, visitors are encouraged to carpool or take public transportation via the GoRaleigh bus route 27 to the NCMA. Information about the bus is available on GoRaleigh’s website. The NCMA is also home to a Citrix Cycle bike station.

Limited free parking is available on the NCMA campus. For visitors who need assistance, NCMA golf carts will be circling the parking lots during Art in Bloom.

 


The North Carolina Museum of Art—one of Raleigh's most cherished indoor and outdoor spaces—is one of the state's most visited attractions. The museum consists of two buildings of galleries, a beautiful outdoor amphitheater and a the nation's largest museum park that features monumental art installations. The museum is located at 2110 Blue Ridge. Rd.

Note: Authored by David Menconi, this piece has been produced in partnership with Raleigh Arts. Menconi's latest book,... View More

Tried-and-true recipe for a great time: a dash of warm weather, a heap of live music and plenty of good friends. With a... View More

Located in the heart of downtown Wake Forest, Shorty's Famous Hot Dogs has been a go-to hangout spot for locals for more... View More

Located just east of Raleigh in the town of Wendell, Robertson Millpond Preserve is a hidden, 85-acre refuge for nature lovers,... View More

Summer is coming (and we have big plans!). But first, a glorious long weekend is straight ahead—baseball games, good eats,... View More

Note: Authored by David Menconi, this piece has been produced in partnership with Raleigh Arts. Menconi's latest book,... View More

There's a lot of buzz about bees these days, and for good reason. These tiny creatures play a vital role in our... View More

Hey, did you know that May 20 has been declared World Bee Day? We have three hands-on activities (think honey tastings and... View More