Information to enhance your Art in Bloom experience


Free off-street parking is available on the surface lot at 25th Street and Third Avenue South, and in the parking ramp at 25th Street and Third Avenue South.

Complimentary off-site parking and free shuttle service is offered Thursday and Friday evenings, and all day Saturday at the Wells Fargo parking garage located at 28th Street and Fourth Avenue South.

Valet parking available Thursday through Saturday at $10 per car.

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Art in Bloom 2008 Committee

Honorary Chair: Jane Emison
Co-Chair: Carol Burton
Co-Chair: Katie Searl
Friends President: Suzanne Payne


Mary Ellen Alden
Pauline Altermatt
Judith Benton
Madeline Betsch
Linda Boelter
Katia Breslawec
Leigh Crump
Gloria Curran
Carolyn Dahl
Audrey Dammer
Holly Denis
Gep Durenberger
Barbara Edin
Georgia Engebretson
Danielle Faribault
Margene Fox
Pam Friedland
Nancy Gardner
Linda Goldenberg
Barbara Goldner
E. Sharon Hayenga
Dee Dee Hull
Pat Jaffray
Jane Johnson
Linda Kelley
Carrie Kilberg
Kathryn Koutsky
Virginia Lang
Ann Laurent
Nikki Lewis
Wally Marx
Sally Mathieu
Patty McCullough
Mary Merrick
Molly Van Metre
Anna Moore
Therese Moore
Sheila Morgan
Kathy Murphy
Lorraine Palkert
Jeanne Pemble
Peggy Pluimer
Heidi Rosati
Tracy Schaefer
Jane Schulzetenberg
Meridy Shoger
Connie Sommers
Julie Springrose
Glenda Struthers
Marilyn Sundberg
Anita Sullivan
Cindi Sutter
Voni Swenson
Abbie Thiss
Teresa Vickery
Serene Warren
Anne Worrell

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Admission to the museum to view the floral displays is free!

Open until 9 p.m.,
Thursday and Friday!
Guided Tours
Complimentary guided tours of floral displays will be offered at the following days and times:
Thursday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m, 7 p.m.*
Friday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m, 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m.*, 2 p.m.

*ASL-interpreted tour available.
All tours meet by the 24th Street entrance.

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The Art in Bloom Garden Shop in the Cargill Gallery is open during museum hours.

Coffee for morning-lecture ticket holders will be served in the Fountain Court 30 minutes prior to the lectures.

Authors will sign books after their lectures.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to our Honorary Chair Jane Emison and to Kathy and Allen Lenzmeiers' generous contribution in honor of Jane Emison.

We also thank our corporate sponsors: Best Buy; Briggs and Morgan, P.A.; Lakewood Cemetery; U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; and our in-kind sponsors: Alliance Française, Bachman's, Comcast, Len Busch Roses, Maximum Graphics, Minnesota Public Radio, and Vanguard Travel. And extraordinary thanks to the following individual sponsors: Lucille Amis, Nancy Bergerson, Madeline Betsch, Mary Bowman, Blythe Brenden, Linda Goldenberg, Barbara Goldner, Anne Hull, Pat Jaffray, Jean Krogness, Sally Mathieu, Mary Agnes and Al McQuinn, Sheila Morgan, Kathy Murphy and Norm Rickeman, Jeanne Pemble, Elie Reid, Glenda Struthers, Teresa Vickery, Helen Waldron, and one anonymous donor.

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About the Friends Children’s Fund

Proceeds from Art in Bloom will be directed to the new Friends Children’s Fund, which provides enriching opportunities for young people to experience and be inspired by the world of art. Meaningful exposure to art can benefit children in many ways, from developing their critical-thinking skills to broadening their worlds to inspiring their imaginations. The fund especially strives to provide educational and engaging art experiences to children who would likely otherwise not receive them.

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