Daily Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 30

5:30 p.m.
Reception for Patrons, General Mills Lobby
Sponsored by The Todd L. and Barbara K. Bachman Family Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation
5:30 p.m.
Art in Bloom Pop-up Shop opens
6 p.m.
Gala Preview Party with Silent Auction and cash bar, General Mills Lobby
Sponsored by Bachman’s
7 p.m.
Silent Auction and Art in Bloom Pop-up Shop close
Dinner and Fund-a-Need to follow in Target Reception Hall

Thursday, May 1

Welcome spring and celebrate May Day at the seasonal grand opening of the 24th Street entrance! Climb the stairs to the museum’s original entrance, festively decorated for Flowers After Hours.

9 a.m.
Dogwood Café and Art in Bloom Pop-up Shop open
9:30 a.m.
Coffee in the Regis Fountain Court for lecture guests
Sponsored by Patty and Sam McCullough / Marlyn Miller and Katie Miller Remole
10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Museum open for viewing of floral displays and docent-led tours
10 a.m.
Lecture & Demonstration: Laura Dowling, “Flower Concepts, Crafts and Color” Pillsbury Auditorium (floral arrangements live auction follows)
Sponsored by Martha Head
11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Box Lunches, Wells Fargo Community Room
Sponsored by Connie Sommers and Betsey Whitbeck
12–2 p.m.
Formal Luncheon, Reception Hall
Sponsored by RBC Wealth Management
2 p.m.
Lecture & Demonstration: James Farmer, “Splendid Spring; A Time for Renewal,” Pillsbury Auditorium (floral arrangements live auction follows)
Sponsored by Lucille Amis
5:30–9 p.m.
Flowers After Hours, Fountain Court Rotunda
Sponsored by Caldrea

Friday, May 2

9 a.m.
Dogwood Café and Art in Bloom Pop-up Shop open
9:30 a.m.
Coffee in the Regis Fountain Court for lecture guests
Sponsored by Teresa Pfister and Sally Mathieu / Susan and Doug Arndt
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Museum open for viewing of floral displays and docent tours
10 a.m.
Lecture & Demonstration: Bill Taylor, “The History of Flower Arranging from the Egyptians to the Present,” Pillsbury Auditorium (floral arrangements live auction follows)
Sponsored by Renata Winsor
11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Box Lunches, Wells Fargo Community Room
Sponsored by O’Neil Dental Center
1:30 p.m.
Master Floral Class: Bill Taylor, “From Supermarket Bouquet to Splendid Arrangement,” Studios 112 and 113
Sponsored by SpartanNash

Saturday, May 3

10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Museum open for viewing of floral displays and docent tours
10 a.m.
Dogwood Café and Art in Bloom Pop-up Shop open
10:30–1 p.m.
Family Event: Crafts and activities with Bachman’s, Target Reception Hall and Target Park courtyard, free, ongoing
Sponsored by The Schaefer Family
2 p.m.
Musical Performance: Madeline Island Music Camp Fellowship String Quartet, Regis Fountain Court, free

Sunday, May 4

11 a.m –5 p.m.
Museum open for viewing of floral displays and docent tours
11 a.m.
Art in Bloom Pop-up Shop open