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Fine Art & Flowers

37th Annual Fine Art & Flowers
April 27–29, 2018

Celebrate spring at the Wadsworth Atheneum’s 37th Annual Fine Art & Flowers! Florists, garden clubs, and interior designers from across New England create floral arrangements and garden designs inspired by masterworks from the museum’s collection to display during this fundraising event. More than 60 exceptional floral designs are expected this year, and will be showcased throughout the museum galleries beside the artworks that inspired them.


The prices below reflect a $3 fundraising surcharge that is added to all museum admission prices during Fine Art & Flowers.

Members: $3
Hartford Residents: $3
Adults: $18
Seniors: $15
Students: $8
Youth (age 17 & under): $3

Please Note: The Wadsworth Atheneum usually waives admission fees every Wednesday–Sunday from 4–5 pm. Please note that guests visiting the museum at these times during the Fine Art & Flowers fundraiser will be charged $3 for their admission.

Groups of 10 or more will receive a discount by reservation only. To schedule a group visit, call (860) 838-4046.

Are you visiting the Wadsworth Atheneum for the first time, or returning after some time away? You’ll find lots of helpful information on our Directions & Parking page, and even more tips on our Planning Your Visit page.


Artisan Boutique

Shop a variety of creative goods from local vendors, all weekend long! The Artisan Boutique is open during regular museum hours during Fine Art & Flowers. Participating vendors are:

Floral Delights
Dancing Bear Designs
Wood by Forrest, LLC
La de DAH! Jewelry
Ren’s Designs in Glass
Blessed Creek
Designs by Jackii
Debbye Rosen Pottery
Queen Bee


Special Events

Friday, April 27
11:30am Wethersfield High School Choralaires
12:30pm – Rocky Hill Chamber Choir
1:00pm – Arranger’s Challenge
Three floral designers work with identical materials to interpret a single work of art in their own distinct styles.

Saturday, April 28
10:30am – Simsbury Methodist Church Bell Choir
12:30pm – Silk City Chorus
2:00pm – Topiary demonstration with Dan Christina of Green Animals Topiary Garden

Sunday, April 29
11:30am – Sound of New England Chorus – Sweet Adelines International
1:00pm Meet the Arrangers in the Galleries
A special opportunity to meet and engage with selected floral professionals who created the arrangements. Free with admission.
2:00pm – Floral Arranging Demonstration with Kate Coley

Wednesday, June 20
The WCWA hosts a bus tour to the New York Botanical Garden. Click here for more information and registration.


2018 Pedestal Sponsors

Al & Barbara Zakarian
Anna Maria Cerza, Cheri Bertus, Sherry Harriman, Lynn Horne, Shirley Randazzo
Carol Gale & DJ Horn
Christine Bogino & Penny Dix
Donna Wadstrup
Dr. & Mrs. James Collias
Dr. Marlene & Mr. Thomas Clarke
Enid Myers
Integrated Physical Therapy & Counseling
June Roy & Barbara Ruben
Karen & Ralph Eustis
Marlene Adkins, Mary King, Lisa Bresling, Kathy Lamy, Alyce Rawlins
Morgan Stanley
Morneault’s Stackpole Moore Tryon
Pauline & Barry Dickstein
Sally Alubicki & Rose Zibkowski
The Blair Family
Walter & Joan Wojciehowski


If you are interested in designing and contributing a floral design to Fine Art & Flowers please download and complete the Interpreter Invitation Letter and Arranger Contract, and return them to Jessica Martel, Development Events Associate.


The 37th 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.


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