Art in Bloom to blossom at Marion Art Center

May 31, 2022

MARION — Art in Bloom, a three-day festival at the Marion Art Center, will take place June 23 to 25 at Marion Art Center, 80 Pleasant St. 

A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23. 

The center will host several events over the three-day period. Anyone is invited to create an arrangement for Art in Bloom, and designers may work in pairs or teams. 

Designers may visit the center through Wednesday, June 22 and view the current show, “Profusion of Color: Abstracts’’ and choose one of the works on display to inspire their artistic floral creation. There will be only one designer or design team per artwork. 

Participants may use any available art center pedestals for displaying arrangements but are encouraged to bring their own unique stand of appropriate size and height. All arrangements should be delivered to the Marion Art Center no later than noon Thursday, June 23.

The three-day festival, sponsored by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council, will include multiple workshops and events such as: Cooking from the Garden with Edible Flowers and Herbs, hosted by art center board president Jennifer Wolfe Webb, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Artful Flower Pressing with Meagan Souza  from 2 to 4:30 p.m. June 24, $35 per person.

Other presentations include Creating Paper Flowers with exhibiting artist Alyn Carlson at her Hatch Street studio in New Bedford; more details will  be released later. A presentation on Biophilic Design with Cassy West will be presented at the center theater; more information will be released later. 

Registration for the workshops will open in early June. For more information, visit