Art in Bloom

October 17–20, 2019

Free and open to the public each day from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. | Press Release

The theme for Art in Bloom 2019 is LIGHT!

Over four days, experience the beauty of glorious fresh flowers paired with the Cincinnati Art Museum’s fine art collection. Take part in many and varied special events, family friendly activities, docent-led tours, plus conversations and demonstrations by curators and floral arrangers.

For more information about Art in Bloom, please contact the events staff at [email protected] or (513) 639-2962.

The museum will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 17 for Midnight in the Garden.

About Art in Bloom

Thursday October 17

*Midnight in the Garden, 6–9 p.m. | Purchase Tickets

Opening night celebration

$150 per person | Reservations required | Festive Attire | Valet Parking


Friday October 18

Live Art in the Great Hall, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Local artists painting in the Great Hall

*Flavors of Flowers: Around the World with Tea, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Purchase Tickets

$45 per person | Reservations required | Location: Procter & Gamble Gallery

*Lost Tea Rooms of Downtown Cincinnati, 1:30–3 p.m. | Purchase Tickets

$55 per person | Reservations required | Location: Procter & Gamble Gallery


Saturday October 19


Live Art in the Great Hall, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Local artists painting in the Great Hall

Family Flower Sketching | 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Flower Power Fun Guide | 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Paper Flower Making in the REC| 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

*Artist Workshop: Abstract Art in Bloom with Cedric M. Cox | 1-3 p.m.

Family Flower Tour | 2–3 p.m.

*Jazz in Bloom, 6–9 p.m. | Purchase Tickets

Fun evening of Jazz, Food and Art

$60 per person | Reservations required


Sunday October 20


Art in the Great Hall, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Local artists painting in the Great Hall

Paper Flower Making in the REC, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

lkebana Floral Arranging for Places of Religious Worship, 12-1 p.m.

Location: Fifth Third Auditorium

Artist Penguasso from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 2-3 p.m.

Location: The Alice Bimel Courtyard

Guest Author Discussion, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Location: Fifth Third Auditorium


We are pleased to be collaborating this year with students and alumni from the Art Academy of Cincinnati with “Live Art in the Great Hall”

Docent led Tours, Daily October 17–20

To book a tour, contact Amy Lindqvist at 513-639-2975


*Tickets Required. Tickets to the individual events are available online or by calling 513-721-ARTS (2787)

Click here to download the 2019 Art in Bloom Poster

Purchase Sponsorship | View Sponsorship Benefits


Sponsorship Opportunities

$15,000 – Presenting Sponsor

$10,000 – Rose Sponsor

$5,000 – Orchid Sponsor

$3,000 – Lily Sponsor

$1,000 – Tulip Sponsor

$500 – Garden Sponsor


Tickets to the individual events will become available online on September 5, 2019

For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact Associate Director of Development, Corporate Relations, Melanie Stutenroth at 513-639-2007 or [email protected].


Click here for the 2019 selection of art for the LIGHT! Art in Bloom 2019.

Please email [email protected] with your top three arrangement selections. Please provide the following information when selecting your piece:

  • Gallery Number
  • Name of artwork
  • Name of artist
  • Your name
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Email address

You will receive an email confirming your selection.

Please click here for more information on arranger guidelines.


Photos: First Time Arranger Workshop


The Terrace Café is fully booked for Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18. Seating will be granted upon availability.

The Terrace Café will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 17 for Midnight in the Garden.


Art in Bloom 2019 Co-Chairs

Marilyn Duke and Sarah Stahl


Art in Bloom 2019 Committee

Anne Campbell

Cynthia Collins

Amy DeWitt

Stewart Goldman

Amy Hanson

Stella Hassan

Jenell Hubbard

Sarah Johnson

Pinky Laffoon

Jenni McCauley

Susan McCormick

Katrina Mundy

Debbie Oliver

Alex Quinn

Marty Ragland

Helen Rindsberg

Barbara Weyand


We would like to thank all the Art in Bloom chairs throughout the years

2017 Jen Ragland, Sarah Stahl
2015 Barbara Weyand, Sarah Raup Johnson
2013 Barbara Weyand, Jen Ragland
2011 Ingrid Daoud, Jen Ragland
2009 Ingrid Daoud, Charlotte Moore
2007 Amy Heilbronner, Charlotte Moore
2005 Debbie Oliver, Amy Heilbronner
2003 Debbie Oliver
2001 Natalie Rood, Mary Jo Beck

Presenting Sponsor

Rose Sponsor

Marilyn and Rance Duke


Orchid Sponsor

Barbara Weyand


Lily Sponsor


Patricia and Jim Stahl

Tulip Sponsor

Liz Grubow and Jerry Kathman

Jenell Hubbard and Abstract Designs by CPYLE

Sarah Raup Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. Polk Laffoon IV

Jenni McCauley-Sieber; Sibcy Cline Realtors

Susan N. McCormick

Valerie Newell and Timothy Smith

RiverHills Bank

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Schiff Jr.

Taft Law

Stephen and Lynne Vollmer

Mike and Sue West

Garden Sponsor

James R. and Judith H. Adams

Kerry and Norah Clark

Robert H. and Deborah W. Collins

Nicole and Gary Dowdell

Elliott Management Group

Susanne E. Geier

Stewart Goldman and Kristi A. Nelson

Madeleine Gordon

Amy and Cove Heilbronner

Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Helton

Anne Ilyinsky

Dr. Robert Keith and Kathleen Thornton-Keith

Ronald and Florence Koetters

Louis and Joan Lauch

Sherie Marek

Mary Ann and Jack Meanwell

Oswald Companies

Mr. Franz and June Ott

Carole and Edwin Rigaud

Melanie and Chuck Stutenroth

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Tinklenberg

Brenda Walker

Frank and Rosemary Welsh

Media Sponsor

Cincinnati Magazine

Q: How much does Art in Bloom cost? 

A: It's free! Aside from special events, the arrangements are open and free to the public. (see Schedule of Events and Tickets tab for more info)

Q: Do I have to pay for parking? 

A: Absolutely not! Parking is always free at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Q: Where can I purchase tickets for Art in Bloom special events?

A: You can purchase tickets online, or over the phone by calling (513) 639-2962.  (see Schedule of Events and Tickets tab for more info)

Q: Can I bring my children?

A: Please do! Art in Bloom is an event meant to be experienced by all ages. Plus, your kids will love the Rosenthal Education Center.

Q: How do I book a tour for my group? 

A: Contact Amy Lindqvist at [email protected] or 513-639-2975 to coordinate a tour during Art in Bloom.