2015 People’s Choice Winner:
Arranger: Green Dahlia, Rhoze Merlyn Faraci & Catherine Epright
Artwork: La Rose des Quatres Vents, 1950
Artist: Yves Tanguy
34th Annual Fine Art & Flowers
May 1–3, 2015
Celebrate spring at the Wadsworth Atheneum’s 34th Annual Fine Art & Flowers! During this three-day museum fundraiser floral arrangements and garden designs inspired by masterworks from the permanent collection are showcased throughout the galleries. Florists, garden clubs, and interior designers from throughout New England participate in this highly anticipated event by creating floral works of art for the public to enjoy. In addition to the arrangements there are special programs and events, and a marketplace with local vendors.
Hours & Admission
Friday: 11 am–5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am–5 pm
Prices below reflect a $3 fundraiser surcharge
$11 Seniors (62+)
$8 Students with ID
$3 Children (ages 2-12)
Groups of 10 or more will receive a discount by reservation only. To schedule a group visit, call (860) 838-4046.
Friday, May 1 | 5:30–7:30pm
Coney Island Café
Kick off the weekend with a cocktail reception inspired by Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, featuring Onyx Moonshine, NoRA Cupcakes, Bear’s BBQ Smokehouse, City Steam Brewery, Two Roads Brewing Company, complimentary tastings of fine Scottish ales by Olde Burnside Brewing Company, plus treats from Coney Island! Advance ticket sales have concluded, and remaining tickets will be sold for $45 at the door.
Saturday, May 2 | 1:30 pm
La Bohème Preview Performance
Connecticut Lyric Opera and Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra present a preview of G. Puccini’s La Bohème. Tickets are available now for the full performance on Sunday, May 3 at 7 pm at Infinity Music Hall, Hartford.
Saturday, May 2 | 2–3 pm
Floral Demonstrations in Avery Court
Learn about the art of floral arranging from five local professionals. Free with admission.
Sunday, May 3 | 1–2 pm
Meet the Arrangers
A special opportunity to meet and engage with selected floral professionals who created the arrangements in the galleries. Free with admission.
Docent-led tours meet by the Museum Shop and are free with admission.
Highlights of the Permanent Collection
Friday through Sunday at 1 pm
Special Theme Tour: Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland
Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm
- Dancing Bear Tassels
- Winding Drive Artisan Jam and Jelly
- Trillium Tote
- Thompson Street Farm, LLC
Sponsor a Pedestal
Support Fine Art & Flowers and have your Garden Club and/or company’s name displayed on a flower pedestal all weekend-long! Download the 2015 Fine Art & Flowers Pedestal Sponsor Packet for more info.
View floral arrangements and garden designs from previous Fine Art & Flowers using the gallery below.
The 34th Annual Fine Art & Flowers is presented by the Women’s Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. All event proceeds fund the museum’s special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses.