‘Art in Bloom’ to celebrate flowers, art April 20


By Heather Collins

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“Riot of Joy” by Deb Slack. Slack will be one the premier artists at Art in Bloom. (Submitted image)

The Carmel Arts Council will celebrate the art of florals April 20 at Ritz Charles from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“This is going to be a beautiful event that pairs art with florals,” said Jayme McComas, “Art in Bloom” chairperson.

McComas said similar events have been held in St. Petersburg, Fla., and Boston.

“I thought it would be a beautiful thing for us to recreate in Carmel,” McComas said.

The event will include a luncheon, floral demonstrations, artwork, a silent auction and live music. “Art in Bloom” will highlight the work of floral designers who have created unique floral arrangements inspired by works of art from local artists.

The event will feature two live demonstrations, including a live floral interpretation by a floral expert from Oberer’s Flowers and a live floral sketch by a local artist.

“We are so excited to present this wonderful event to get us all in the mood for spring arts in Carmel,” McComas said. “We will have nearly a dozen artists and floral designers participating in this celebration of art and spring. They will be paired to create stunning art-inspired florals that will be auctioned at the event.”

A 5-foot bling tree will be on display with rings available for purchase. More than 30 baskets will be auctioned during the event, including a VIP basket from the Palladium, a Main Street restaurants basket and a Silver Door Spa basket. PRP Wines International will do a free wine tasting. The event will also include a cash bar featuring signature spring drinks and live piano music.

Tickets are available for $35. Tables, consisting of eight tickets each, are available for $260.

For more, visit carmelartscouncil.org. Proceeds will support the Carmel Art Council’s community outreach programs, teacher grants and high school scholarship programs.