The preview party for Art in Bloom: A Celebration of Art and Flowers was held March 1 at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Serving as the official kickoff for the weekend, 250 guests sipped on cocktails as they viewed floral interpretations of artistic pieces before heading into Sculpture Hall for dinner. Over 40 arrangements were created by florists and garden clubs from across the region, inspired by work from the Museum’s collection.

The weekend featured many events, including a presentation by speaker Margot Shaw, editor-in-chief of Flower Magazine, as well as dining, shopping, and family friendly activities. Martha Stewart’s lecture and book signing was postponed due to weather on the East Coast and will be rescheduled. Art in Bloom is presented by Caleres, who has sponsored the event since 2005. Sponsorship support is also provided by Wells Fargo Advisors.