Art in Bloom, North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, North Carolina

Large Flower Arrangement at Art in Bloom at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, North Carolina | Floral Photography by Michelle Smith of Gather Goods CoIf you are not local and you get the chance to travel to Raleigh, North Carolina in the Spring, one of my favorite things to do is to wander the North Carolina Museum of Art, especially when the museum holds their annual fundraiser event ‘Art in Bloom’.

Large Flower Arrangement at Art in Bloom at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, North Carolina | Floral Photography by Michelle Smith of Gather Goods CoDuring this event, the museum, which is located a few miles outside of downtown, pairs works of art in their collection with local floral designers and asks them to create interpretations of the art through flowers.

Large Flower Arrangement at Art in Bloom at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, North Carolina | Floral Photography by Michelle Smith of Gather Goods Co The result is stunning and inspiring with large arrangements showcased both on the museum’s already beautiful park grounds and inside the museum itself.

Large Flower Arrangement at Art in Bloom at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, North Carolina | Floral Photography by Michelle Smith of Gather Goods Co

In addition, the museum curates discussions and classes revolving around flowers as well. All proceeds from the event go to support the museum. Here are some of the pictures I took from the event a few weeks ago.

Large Flower Arrangement at Art in Bloom at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, North Carolina | Floral Photography by Michelle Smith of Gather Goods Co Next year’s event is already scheduled for March 30-April 2, 2017 so mark your calendars. I’d love to be involved in some fashion next year either through photography, arranging or teaching.

Large Flower Arrangement at Art in Bloom at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, North Carolina | Floral Photography by Michelle Smith of Gather Goods Co

Which of these arrangements is your favorite?

 

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