Ball State museum hosts ‘Art in Bloom’ on Saturday and Sunday

MUNCIE, Ind. – A spring tradition continues at the David Owsley Museum of Art on the campus of Ball State University with “Art in Bloom,” a free public floral exhibition on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.

Extensive museum hours are planned on both days from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. In addition, a free public reception with jazz, snacks and a cash bar will be held Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

According to a news release, family-friendly activities include docent-led tours, flower-related demonstrations, live music and hands-on crafts for all ages. Parking is free on West Campus Drive in the Old Quad.

“Art in Bloom” invites the region’s best floral designers to present innovative floral creations inspired by important works from the museum’s collection.

“This event and museum rival programs and collections in major cities, but here in Muncie, admission is free and open to families,” said Robert La France, director of the museum, in the news release.

All weekend long, visitors can view floral interpretations of five of the museum’s most impressive works of art and then vote for their favorite arrangement. The museum will announce the People’s Choice Award on social media on Monday, May 20.