OKLAHOMA CITY (Monday, May 1) - The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) is pleased to announce that it raised over $108,000 with its annual Art in Bloom, presented this year by Joan Payne. Increased weekend programming, including the inaugural Bubbles & Blooms cocktail party, helped boost admissions revenue by 216% and attendance by 29% from 2022.
“We are thrilled with the turnout for this year’s Art in Bloom,” said Kimberley Worrell, CFRM, the Museum’s director of development. “The success of this much-loved spring event provides support for our world-class exhibition experiences and educational programs that serve individuals and families from the Oklahoma City community and beyond.”
More than 2,300 visitors experienced this year’s Art in Bloom, featuring 12 local florists that created floral sculptures in and around the Museum’s galleries. New this year was the opportunity for Art After 5 visitors to watch the sculptures take form as they were being created Thursday evening. For the second year in a row, Poppy’s Garden Floral Design & Events was named as the People’s Choice winner. Designer Meagan Ferren of Poppy’s Garden took inspiration from Chihuly’s Oklahoma Persian Ceiling in the first-floor exhibition Chihuly Then and Now: The Collection at Twenty.
The Museum encourages visitors to follow @okcmoa on social media to stay informed when dates for next year’s event are announced.