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Art In Bloom @ Union 2024


Art in Bloom @ Union returns for the eighth year with an imaginative display of live florals and other organic materials by local designers based on Permanent Collection works. Due to ongoing construction at Rockford Art Museum, this year’s exhibition will happen at Union Event Space (112 N 2nd Street, Rockford).

Art in Bloom is on view Thursday through Sunday, June 13th-16th. 

A first look at this year’s designs will take place at the ticketed Preview Party on June 12th. This event includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine and provides attendees the opportunity to speak directly with the designers. Tickets must be purchased in advance for the Preview Party; click here for information.

The seventh annual Fashion in Bloom @ Union returns with Cocktails and Living Couture on June 14th. Featuring fashions and fresh floral accessories and couture created by local florists. This event includes heavy hors d’oeuvres. Tickets must be purchased in advance; click here for information.

Participating Florists (to date)—Anderson Japanese Gardens (Tim Gruner); Bill Doran Co.;  Cypress House (Elke Drendel, Krista Stewart); Emerald Moon Floral (Kaya Obee); Flora Elements (Lisa Belisle, AIFD); Flower Fan-A-See (Gwen Lowe); Jessica Johnson; Kishwaukee College Floral Design Program (Janet Gallagher AIFD CFD); Leaf River Landscaping + Nursery (Mark Ellena); Catherine + Joel Marsh;  Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens (Leslie Crow); Nostalgic Dwelling (Stephanie Towell); Pepper Creek (Tara McClenthen); Michelle Princer; Gretchen Schwalbach; St. Charles Florist (John Windisch AIFD CFD);  Velvet Poppy Floral Design (Devin Stoll); Village Green (Abby D’Agostin)

Sponsors (to date)–
Presenting Sponsor: Union Event Space
Dean Alan Olson Foundation; David Boccignone—Studio Wealth Advisory Group; Wells Fargo Advisors; Judith Boccignone; Liz Dickinson; Coyle-Kiley Insurance Agency, Inc., Gerrie Gustafson/Carolyn + Cynthia Smith, Patty + Jeff Smith Family, Stenstrom Construction Group; Karen + Tom Shifo; Woodward, Inc.

In-Kind support: Bill Doran CompanyB Jones BoutiqueParella Beauty Co.

Art In Bloom @ Union 2024
  • June 13, 2024 - June 16, 2024
  • Union Event Space
  • $10 | $5 for RAM members