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.
Want to participate as a floral arranger for the Wadsworth Atheneum’s 34th Annual Fine Art & Flowers?
Complete and return the 2015 Fine Art & Flowers Arranger’s Contract by Friday, April 3.
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, and City Steam Brewery, plus treats from Coney Island! $35 advance; $45 at the door.
Purchase tickets online or call (860) 838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm. Advanced ticket sales end April 30.
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
View floral arrangements 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.