Art in Bloom, Presented by PNC

The NCMA’s fundraising festival of art and flowers


Join us on March 13–17, 2024, for the tenth edition of Art in Bloom at the NCMA, presented by PNC. Featuring the stunning creativity of floral designers from across the state and nation who interpret works of art in the People’s Collection, Art in Bloom is a five-day floral fundraiser in support of the Museum’s arts programming in North Carolina, special exhibitions, and the NCMA Foundation, Inc.

Themed the Decade Show, Art in Bloom 2024 includes 10 additional large installations portraying the decades from the 1920s through the 2020s.

Please note: The designer application for 2024 is closed. To be added to the contact list for 2025 applications, email Laura Finan.


To purchase member tickets for Art in Bloom, be sure to first log in to your account before clicking the Tickets button.

Available for purchase at 10 am on Thursday, January 18, for Members and Thursday, February 8, for Nonmembers

$40 Members, $50 Nonmembers
Free for children six and under

Limited capacity
 Become a member today for early access to purchase Art in Bloom tickets

Event Details

During the five days of Art in Bloom, the Museum’s West Building operates on a special event schedule and is closed to the public. Ticket times for Art in Bloom include:

  • Wednesday, March 13, 10 am–3 pm
  • Thursday, March 14, 10 am–5 pm
  • Friday, March 15, 11 am–7 pm
  • Saturday, March 16, 10 am–7 pm
  • Sunday, March 17, 10 am–5 pm

East Building galleries are open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. The Museum Park and East Café are also open.

Art in Bloom tickets also include:


Related Art in Bloom events ticketed separately. Additional fees apply for select workshops, presentations, and other events.

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The Museum aims to create a welcoming environment for all visitors by providing the widest possible access to our building.

  • West Building opens one hour early on Saturday, March 16, for those who benefit from low-sensory environments with Art in Bloom Sensory Hour tickets. 

If you have questions about accessibility needs or tickets, please contact Molly Hull.


Art of Tea in Bloom
East Building, East Café
Wednesday–Sunday, March 13–17

  • This afternoon tea experience features a fixed price menu including savory canapés, finger sandwiches, and floral-inspired pâtisserie. Premium teas or coffee is included. Floral-inspired cocktails are available for purchase.
    The Art of Tea in Bloom events are sold out. 

Garden Grill and Lounge
West Building
Coffee drinks and pastry available upon West Building opening; grill service from 11 am to one hour prior to West Building closing

  • Floral-inspired soups, sandwiches, salads, snacks, and desserts, trendy cocktails, barista-crafted beverages, and soft drinks
  • Counter-style service, no reservations required; seating available on first come, first served basis 

Exhibition Café
East Building, Level C, SECU Distance Learning Center
10 am–4 pm daily

  • Grab-and-go items, coffee, and drinks
  • No reservations required; limited seating

Popcorn Pop-Up
Gipson Plaza, weather permitting; relocated to Garden Grill during inclement weather
Saturday, March 16, 11 am–4 pm

Museum Store

West Building
Opens at 10 am Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Opens at 11 am Friday
The Museum Store celebrates established and emerging local artists and artisans. Enjoy favorites, including a limited collection of candles, jewelry, and glass creations. This year’s offerings also feature an array of floral and botanical book titles and small keepsakes like stickers, magnets, and coffee mugs.
Please contact help@ncartmuseum.org with any questions or needs.


Parking is available on the NCMA campus. During this popular event, visitors are encouraged to carpool or take public transportation via bus route 27. Information about the bus is available on GoRaleigh’s website. The NCMA is also home to a Cardinal Bikeshare station.

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