Art In Bloom, presented by PNC

The NCMA’s annual fundraising festival of art and flowers

This popular event takes place March 16–20, 2022. A perennial favorite among visitors, Art in Bloom displays the stunning creativity of floral designers who interpret works of art in the Museum collection.
Proceeds from Art in Bloom support Museum programming and exhibitions and benefit the NCMA Foundation, Inc.



On sale to members Wednesday, January 19, 10 am
On sale to nonmembers Wednesday, February 2, 10 am

  • $30 Members
  • $33 Nonmembers
  • Free for children 6 and under
  • Limited capacity

Become a member today to access Art in Bloom tickets and related special event tickets before they go on sale to the general public on February 2.

Related events are ticketed separately. Additional fees are charged for select workshops, presentations, and other events.  


  • Wednesday, March 16, 10 am–4:30 pm (doors close 6 pm)
  • Thursday, March 17, 10 am–5 pm (doors close 6:30 pm)
  • Friday, March 18, noon–8 pm (doors close 9:30 pm)
  • Saturday, March 19, 10 am–8 pm (doors close at 9:30 pm)
  • Sunday, March 20, 10 am–5 pm (doors close 6:30 pm)

During the five days of Art in Bloom, the Museum’s West Building operates on a special schedule. East Building galleries are open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.

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Art in Bloom, presentada por PNC

Festival anual de arte y flores del NCMA para recaudar fondos

Este popular evento se realizará del 16 al 20 de marzo de 2022. Art in Bloom, el favorito permanente de todos los visitantes, muestra la asombrosa creatividad de los diseñadores florales que interpretan obras de arte de la colección del museo.

Los fondos recaudados de Art in Bloom apoyan actividades generales, como programas y exhibiciones del museo.


La preventa para miembros comienza el miércoles 19 de enero
La venta general de entradas comienza el miércoles 2 de febrero

Miembros $30; No miembros $33
Gratis para niños menores de 6 años
Capacidad limitada

Las entradas para eventos relacionados se venden por separado.


  • Miércoles 16 de marzo, de 10 am a 4:30 pm (las puertas se cierran a las 6 pm)
  • Jueves 17 de marzo, de 10 am a 5 pm (las puertas se cierran a las 6:30 pm)
  • Viernes 18 de marzo, desde el mediodía hasta las 8 pm (las puertas se cierran a las 9:30 pm)
  • Sábado 19 de marzo, de 10 am a 8 pm (las puertas se cierran a las 9:30 pm)
  • Domingo 20 de marzo, de 10 am a 5 pm (las puertas se cierran a las 6:30 pm)

Durante Art in Bloom, el museo desea darles la mejor bienvenida a todos los visitantes, para ello ha dispuesto una gran cantidad de accesos posibles a sus instalaciones. Si tiene preguntas respecto a necesidades de acceso, comuníquese con Felicia Ingram.

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

This year the Museum offers accessible hours on Friday, March 18, at 11 am and Saturday, March 19, at 9 am. During these hours, capacity is reduced to accommodate visitors with autism spectrum disorder, those with sensory sensitivities, and anyone who would benefit from being able to view the content in a less crowded, quieter environment.

If you have questions, please contact Felicia Ingram or visit the NCMA's accessibility web page. Please note: tickets are required for this accessible hour, and tickets are limited.

There is a limit of 10 tickets per group.

Live Music Daily

West Building, Portrait Gallery
FREE with Art in Bloom ticket

Wednesday, March 16, 3–5 pm
Peter Lamb Trio
Indy Week’s twice-named “Best Jazz Band in the Triangle” returns for another set of eclectic, playful jazz music.

Thursday, March 17, 3–5 pm
Dulcimer Dan
Self-taught hammered dulcimer player “Dulcimer Dan” Gilvary joins our lineup with a folk music set.

Friday, March 18, 6–8 pm
Smitha Prasad
Carnatic classical vocalist Smitha Prasad presents compositions and improvisations with traditional instrumental accompaniment in one of the two main classical music traditions of India.

Saturday, March 19, 6–8 pm
Ed Stephenson
Guitarist and recording artist Ed Stephenson returns to delight us with more classical Spanish, flamenco, and flamenco fusion music.

Sunday, March 20, 3–5 pm
Haluk and Altug
Haluk Keskiner, a Turkish American kanun player, is joined by guitarist Altug Orhan to share classical magam and pop music from Turkey.

Sip Coffee Bar and Café
West Building
Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, 10 am–5 pm
Friday noon–8 pm
Saturday 10 am–8 pm

A variety of floral-inspired recipes, light bites, sweet treats, coffee, tea, and cold drinks. Limited seating.

Garden Grill Lounge
West Building
Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, 11 am–5 pm
Friday, noon–8 pm
Saturday, 11 am–8 pm

Garden-inspired fare made fresh to order, floral-themed cocktails and mocktails, frost bar featuring premium tea frappés and iced blender benders, cold drinks, wine, and beer. Indoor and courtyard seating.

Art in Bloom Tent
Inside the entrance of the Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park
Saturday, 11 am–4 pm, weather permitting

Pastries, coffee, frozen treats, snacks, wine, beer, and cold drinks.

East Café
East Building, Level C
Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am–5 pm

Made-to-order food, coffee, cold drinks, wine, and beer. Indoor and patio seating.

Museum Store
West Building
Open 10 am Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Open noon Friday

The Museum Store offers a curated selection of merchandise from emerging artists and artisans across North Carolina. This year’s favorites include floral-inspired works from many new partners. Shop exclusive wall paintings, glass flowers from STARworks, kinetic sculptures, and neon installations from Artspace resident artisans.

Please contact with any questions or shipping/pickup needs.

Triangle Pop-Up Market
Saturday, March 19, 11 am–3 pm

Over 18 local vendors are featured at this outdoor shopping experience, which includes live music.

Friday, March 18, 1–2 pm
Saturday, March 19, 1–2 pm
Sunday, March 20, 1–3 pm (ASL only)
$5 Members, $5.50 Nonmembers

Attend a docent-led virtual tour focused on the art that inspired this year’s designers, including an in-depth discussion of a select few with their floral counterparts. The program takes place via Zoom and is not a tour of Art in Bloom. Sunday's virtual tour is held in American Sign Language. The program takes place via Zoom and is not a tour of Art in Bloom. 

Daily, 2–4 pm

Volunteer docents are located throughout the galleries to answer questions about the People’s Collection. Have a question or want to engage in conversation? Look for their white Ask Me badges to learn more.

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 Citrix Cycle bike station.

Following local ordinances, visitors are required to wear a mask inside all buildings, including restrooms and concession buildings. For the safety of everyone, we ask that all outdoor event attendees wear masks both outdoors and indoors.

Health and Safety Measures

  • Frequent deep cleanings of the Museum and high-touch areas, including doors and restrooms
  • Hand-sanitizing stations throughout galleries and restrooms
  • For some events participants ages 13 and up must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 NAAT or PCR test result; test results must be within 72 hours of the event. Check individual event pages to see if this applies; at this time it is not required for gallery, exhibition, tour, or Park visits.

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