2400 3rd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Region: Uptown/ Eat Street
Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, Art in Bloom invites floral artists to interpret pieces from the museum's permanent collection through flowers. This year's event will feature over 150 displays scattered throughout the galleries. Over the event's three days, the MIA will be offering tours, demonstrations, box-lunch lectures, workshops, storytelling, and other special presentations on flowers, gardening, and art. Thursday night's free Flowers After Hours party from 5:30 to 9 p.m. boasts a cash bar, musical performances including Pavel Jany and the Talking Strings, and a screening of 6QUEJ5, a digital installation by Jennifer Steinkamp. The earlier in the festival you visit the better: Unlike the museum's collection, flowers aren't permanent, unfortunately. (Image courtesy of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts)
Thu., April 25, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri., April 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., April 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., April 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 2013