Finally, it's Spring! We never thought we'd get here, did we, after our Winter.

A sure sign of spring is the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) return of its bi-annual celebration of art and floral design, Art in Bloom  this weekend, March 22 - 24. The one-weekend-only exhibition and competition presents the work of talented floral designers from across West Michigan.

Art in Bloom celebrates the arrival of spring at GRAM by inviting the region's floral designers to create thought-provoking and elegantly crafted arrangements, all inspired by works in the Museum's collection. The floral designs emphasize, challenge, and build upon elements and concepts within a selected work of art, creating a dialogue between the two works. The floral designs will be presented alongside the artwork in GRAM’s Level 3 galleries.

The 2019 Art in Bloom line-up features 17 floral designers and their interpretation of 17 works from the Museum's collection on view—ranging from Robert Rauschenberg's Sterling/Whirl to Hans Arp's La Sainte de la Lisiere.

A panel of floral and art experts and members of the Grand Rapids creative community selected the Juried Winner, last night. Visitors can cast a vote for their favorite floral arrangement for the selection of the People’s Choice Award, to be announced tomorrow, Sunday, March 24 at 2 pm.

The three-day exhibition and competition includes a full floral-focused schedule of events throughout the Museum.