Art Alive at the San Diego Museum of Art. Win Passes!

Art Alive 2015 SDMA

Art Alive 2015 SDMA


Art Alive blooms again at the San Diego Museum of Art from April 29 to May 1,2016. Enter the giveaway and you could win a pair of passes to experience these incredible floral displays!

“For the 35th annual Art Alive, more than 100 floral designers will transform famous works of art from The San Diego Museum of Art’s permanent collection into exquisite floral displays. ”

Last year, my dear friend Patty, a docent at the Timken Museum, volunteered her time and tremendous artistic talents to help build the gorgeous display at the museum’s Central Rotunda.

Art Alive 2015 Peacocks in the Rotunda at SDMA

“This year, Jim Lennox and Ben Lucero of Pacific Event Productions in San Diego will transform the Museum’s central Rotunda into a lush and beautiful floral design and art experience reflective of the Brush and Ink: Chinese Paintings from The San Diego Museum of Art Selected by Pan Gongkai spring exhibition and the Museum’s incredible Asian art collection. An exquisite floral designer with more than 20 years of experience, Lucero will add a new twist to an old Asian tradition with a Rotunda design encompassing the creativity, emotion and powerful energy embodied by the element of fire.”

Art Alive will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, through Sunday, May 1. General admission is free for members, $20 for nonmembers and free for children age 6 and under.

In addition to viewing the annual floral exhibition during Museum hours, Art Alive 2016 offers three full days of events, activities and celebrations featuring:


Friday, April 29, 7:00 p.m. – Midnight For the third year in a row, Art Alive will kick off with the BLOOM BASH Opening Celebration.

Featuring artwork by sculptor and designer James Peterson, this magical, nature-themed party offers culinary creations from San Diego’s top restaurants and chefs, floral-infused cocktails, live music and dancing, interactive entertainment and an exclusive after-hours viewing of this year’s floral exhibition. Tickets to the BLOOM BASH are $200 for members and $250 for nonmembers.

Garden of Activities

Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, Noon – 4:00 p.m.  Great for families, the Garden of Activities features a Museum-wide flower hunt, a children’s reading area complete with nature-inspired stories and a variety of floral-themed projects designed for children and families to enjoy together. Activities are free after Art Alive floral exhibition general admission.

Floral Demonstration

Saturday, April 30, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

A new floral demonstration will be led by Kika Shibata, a renowned instructor of Sogetsu Ikebana—the avant-garde form of the Japanese art of flower arranging. The demonstration will be a dazzling spectacle, highlighting the creative freedom of the art form and the relationship between humanity and nature. Shibata teaches ikebana classes throughout the Bay Area, in Sacramento, San Diego, Arizona, and Dallas, Texas. Tickets to this presentation are $25 for members and $50 for nonmembers.

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Enter the giveaway to win one of two pairs of tickets to Art Alive. Ends April 22. Winner will be contacted by email and will have 24 hours to respond or an alternate winner will be selected. Hard passes will be mailed to the winners.

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