About the Art In Bloom event: The 9th Annual Art in Bloom hosted by the Hagerstown Garden Club, will display the creativity of interpreting paintings, sculptures and decorative arts using floral arrangements. Twenty-five garden clubs, educational groups and organizations from the region will participate.
A special Preview Evening catered by Flannery’s Restaurant of Mercersburg, PA will be held on Friday, April 15th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tickets for the Preview Evening Reception are $30.00 per person and will allow the attendee to be the first to view the arrangements while they are at their greatest perfection and freshness. Designers of the arrangements will be present. Refreshments and music will further enhance the evening. Tickets are available in advance at the Museum, space is limited! All proceeds of the Art in Bloom weekend benefit free admission and programs at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.
The floral interpretations will continue on view throughout the weekend, Saturday, April 16th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 17th, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Children’s Workshop: On Saturday, April 16th, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., there will be an Art in Bloom Children’s Workshop for all children ages 6 –13. Registration is $5.00 per person, please call the Museum at 301/739-5727 to register your child.
The opportunity to help sponsor this event is available through Friday, April 8. Special THANK YOU to our 2011 Art in Bloom Sponsors: ACT&T Company, Inc., Antietam Garden Club, Antietam Tree & Turf, Anton & Maria Dahbura, Brian & Rita Mellott, Cindy & Jim Holzapfel, Claude & Maureen Sasse, Clear Spring Garden Club, Connie & Herbert Coss, Jr., Crossroads Garden Club, Hagerstown, MD., Ellen M. Parsons, Emmet & Mary Anne Burke, Fountain Head Garden Club, Gordon’s Grocery, Hager Hall, Inc., Hagerstown Garden Club, Maidstone Interior Design Services, Mercedes-Benz of Hagerstown, Mr. & Mrs. Jim Ransom, Mt. Airy Garden Club, Potomac Construction Company, Inc. – Jeff Warren, Rooster Vane Gardens, Susquehanna Bank, Taskers Chance Garden Club, Town & Country Garden Club, Urner Andra Investment Management, Wantz Distributors, inc., Washington County Arts Council, Inc., and Woodland Garden Club.
Dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting works of art for the people of Washington County and citizens from the quad-state (MD, PA, VA, WV) region, for over seventy-eight years, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts has been recognized as one of the finest small museums in the United States. Admission to the museum is free. It is accredited by the American Association of Museums and its collection includes over 7,000 works of art. The Museum has an enduring commitment to arts education and to the support of regional artists. The Museum offers studio art courses, lectures, concerts, and exhibitions from its permanent collection and traveling shows. The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is funded through support from museum membership and annual fund donations by the public, fundraising events, grants from the business and corporate communities, and support from Washington County, the City of Hagerstown, and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. For more information on the Museum, please telephone (301) 739-5727 or visit http://www.wcmfa.org. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.