Art in Bloom set for April 7-10
The North Carolina Museum of Art is hosting its second Art in Bloom event, a four-day festival of art and flowers April 7-10.
The event will feature 56 floral masterpieces inspired by the museum’s permanent collection and created by floral designers. The event also includes master classes, presentations, family activities, an opening reception and more.
Presenters include: French floral designer Olivier Giugni, who has created arrangements for Vogue, Vanity Fair and Harry Winston; event designer David Beahm, who has designed events for the Discovery Channel, Victoria’s Secret Beauty, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton; floral photographer Ashley Woodson Bailey; Julieta Sherk, a landscape architect and N.C. State University associate professor; and Steve Taras, the museum’s primary floral designer.
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The museum’s West building will close April 6 in preparation for the event. The East building and the Museum Park will remain open for visitors.
During the four days of Art in Bloom, tickets will be required for admission to the permanent collection in the West building. East Building and the Museum Park will remain open and free.
The event costs $15 or $10 for museum members; the event is free for children ages 6 and under.
The museum is at 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.
For tickets and more information: ncartmuseum.org
Annual azalea garden tour in Wilmington
The 63rd annual Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour will be April 8-10 in Wilmington.
A dozen locations are on the tour, including private homes, gardens at UNC-Wilmington and the Airlie Gardens, a 67-acre public garden.
Tickets cost $25 and are good for all three days. The gardens will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day of the tour. Children under 12 are admitted free with a paid adult.
For tickets and more information: capefeargardenclub.org/azalea-garden-tour/