Art in Bloom 2018

Art in Bloom 2018

View fresh floral creations and the artworks that inspired them. Enter a world of timeless art and fresh flowers during the 35th annual Art in Bloom—a FREE four-day festival of fresh floral arrangements and fine art, presented by Friends of the Institute at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Delight in 165 floral designs that interpret objects from Mia’s collection. A Twin Cities rite of spring!

Art in Bloom raises funds to support Mia projects of Friends of the Institute, including education and transportation for school children, exhibitions, art acquisition, education, and programs throughout the community.

Lead Sponsors:


Honorary Chair: Nicolai Lewis

Sponsors: SeaChange Print Innovations, Martha Head, Tom and Lynn Schaefer Charitable Trust, Len Busch Roses, Lakewood Cemetery, Galleria Edina, Samuel and Patricia McCullough, Presbyterian Homes & Services, Jester Concepts, and the McQuinn and Arndt Families

Additional Generous Support: Acendas Travel, Mary Grau, Steve Havig/Lakes Area Realty, Minnesota Opera, Christine Salmen, Bob and Barbara Scott, the Wallin Family, the League of Catholic Women.

Parking Information

Off-street parking is available for a fee in Mia’s surface lots and ramp at 25th Street and Third Avenue South.

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

Valet parking is available Thursday through Saturday at $20 per car. $5 with a disability permit. There will be no valet parking on Sunday.


Want to avoid search for parking?

Metro Transit route 11 stops half a block from Mia, and routes 17 and 18 stop just two blocks away.  Ample supply of bike racks, and Nice Rides are also available nearby.

Agra Culture Hours
Agra Culture Restaurant Hours
Tuesday, 4/24:  11AM – 2:30PM
Wednesday, 4/25: 11AM – 2:30PM
Thursday, 4/26:  11AM – 9PM
Friday, 4/27: 11AM – 2:30PM
Saturday, 4/28:  11AM – 2:30PM
Sunday, 4/29: 11AM – 2:30PMAgra Culture Cafe Hours:
Tuesday, 4/24 10AM – 5PM
Wednesday, 4/25: 10AM – 5PM
Thursday, 4/269:30AM – 9PM
Friday, 4/279:30AM – 9PM
Saturday, 4/2810AM – 5PM
Sunday, 4/2911AM – 5PM