Something is blooming at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and it’s much more than flowers.
The biannual Art in Bloom festival opened Friday, mixing professional and non-professional florists to create fresh floral interpretations of artworks from the WAG collection.
Art in Bloom features 102 interpreter teams highlighting 78 pieces of art. This year’s centrepiece is a massive living wall of Norval Morrisseau’s painting, Androgyny.
“Held every two years, there is really nothing like Art in Bloom at the WAG or in Winnipeg–seeing literally thousands of the floral blooms gracing the gallery spaces in stunning arrangements,” said Dr. Stephen Borys, director and CEO of the WAG.
The weekend includes the main level Fresh Flower Shop, pop-up eats by Chocolatier Constance Popp, Chew/Store Next Door, Freshii, Melt Chocolate Co., and a Joy of Coffee kiosk.
Art in Bloom runs through Sunday. The gallery is open until 9 p.m. tonight and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Adults are $12, seniors and students are $10, while children under six are admitted free.