Art Alive 2019
April 11-14, 2019 | San Diego Museum of Art
As San Diego Museum of Art’s signature fundraiser, the 38th annual Art Alive exhibition features nearly 100 floral designers’ interpretations of famous works of art throughout the museum, filling the galleries with a brilliant crescendo of color and scent. This year’s popular Friday night Bloom Bash opening celebration will expand into the Plaza de Panama to accommodate a growing guest list, a Ferris wheel, and 45 restaurant vendors. Jennifer McGarigle, the founder of Floral Art, has been selected as the Rotunda Designer. Themed after the Alfred Eisenstaedt: Life and Legacy photography exhibition, which opens Art Alive weekend, McGarigle will create a stunning floating garden of roses suspended from the ceiling. 619.696.1999, sdmart.org/artalive
In addition to the exhibition, Art Alive 2019 also offers four full days of events, activities, and celebrations, including:
Art Alive 2019 Premiere Dinner
Thursday, April 11, 6:30-11:30pm
An intimate black-tie event, the Premiere Dinner is set within the museum’s galleries.
Friday, April 12, 7pm–midnight
$200 for members and $250 for nonmembers
The Bloom Bash Opening Celebration is the official Art Alive kickoff party. The celebration will feature custom art installations by Monty Montgomery. The San Diego-based contemporary artist is known for his vibrant murals characterized by their black lines, bright colors and geometric shapes. Bloom Bash also features culinary creations from San Diego’s top restaurants and chefs, floral-infused cocktails, live music and dancing, interactive entertainment and an exclusive after-hours viewing of this year’s floral exhibition.
Flower Crown Workshop
Saturday, April 13, 1-2:30pm
$75 for members and $100 for nonmembers
The San Diego Museum of Art is partnering with Native Poppy, a San Diego-based floral design company and boutique, to offer a flower crown workshop.
Garden of Activities
Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, noon–4pm
Free after Art Alive admission
Great for families, the Garden of Activities features a Museum-wide flower hunt, a children’s reading area complete with nature-inspired stories and a variety of floral-themed art projects designed for children and families to enjoy together.
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