One of the most anticipated springtime events in New Orleans, Art in Bloom showcases spectacular floral designs created by over 100 exhibitors that remain on display at NOMA for four days, from March 14-18. This year’s theme, “Queen of Arts: Celebrating 30 Years of Art in Bloom,” will bring together exhibitors from New Orleans and beyond to celebrate three decades of Art in Bloom. This year’s theme also draws inspiration from the highly anticipated “A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes” exhibit which will feature works from the private collection of Alexander McQueen and 25 other European and Asian fashion designers known for their daring statements in design. Proceeds from Art in Bloom benefit education projects and exhibitions at NOMA and community projects of The Garden Study Club of New Orleans.
Event Chairs | Leslie Gottsegen and Courtney Le Clercq
Patron and Preview Party | Wednesday, March 14
Lectures and Luncheon | Thursday, March 14
Open to the Public | March 15 – 18
Lectures and Luncheon Presented by Flower Magazine
9:30 am | Charles Masson | NOMA
Charles Masson is an acclaimed restaurateur and author of The Flowers of La Grenouille (1994). He has a vast and diverse resume including: jewelry design; painting; china, glassware, and silverware design; guest speaking; and flower arranging. Masson has shown and sold his original art in many shows beginning in 1993 and at well known boutiques such as Treillage in New York and Hollyhock in Los Angeles. Masson is also an esteemed businessman who launched and later sold his own company “Charles Masson Designs Ltd” and most recently created the much anticipated “Marjorelle” restaurant at New York’s Lowell Hotel.
10:45 am | Lela Rose | NOMA
Lela Rose, American fashion designer, debuted her signature Lela Rose Collection in 1998 and the Lela Rose bridal collection in 2006. Formally trained as a painter and sculptor, Rose employs a brilliant use of color, rich fabrication, sculptural silhouettes and handcrafted details. Lela has received recognition from fashion editors, stylists and high profile celebrities who are regularly seen wearing her brand. Rose, now a published author, released her first book, Pret–A-Party with Rizzoli in 2015 which celebrates her love of style and entertaining.
12:30 pm | Luncheon and Fashion Show | Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park