Bloomin' Holidays 

Bloomin' Holidays

Kick off the holiday season at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. The week begins with outdoor globe lights and exterior video projection on the building. Starting on Friday, enjoy three full days of floral arrangements in the art galleries, expert talks and demonstrations, and a holiday artist marketplace in the atrium.

Bloomin' Holidays is free for members or $15 for the weekend (includes a complimentary museum membership for one full year!)
Floral Arrangements in the Galleries
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 8, 9, and 10

View the work of southeast Wisconsin’s most talented floral designers as their masterpieces fill the galleries for a visual and aromatic experience. Plus, vote for your favorite arrangement each day!

View the 2018 Floral Arrangements

2018 Award Winners
Best of Show: Michael Art, Alt's
Second Place: Krista Roskopf, Bank of Flowers
Third Place: Jessie Hartman and Cindy Kopecky, The Flower Source
View Photos

2018 People's Choice Winners
November 9 | "Autumn Gradation" by Krista Roskopf, Bank of Flowers
November 10 | "The Year of the Red Truck" by Kristin Seitz, Black's Flower Shop
November 11 | Autumn Gradation" by Krista Roskopf, Bank of Flowers

Click here to request information for exhibiting a floral arrangement.

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Expert Talks and Demonstrations
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 8, 9, and 10

Drop in for fabulous floral-infused demonstrations and talks in the Hyde Gallery. Talks range from thirty minutes to one hour in length. Topics include Holiday Wreaths, Remembering Marshall Field's at Christmas, Spruce Up Outdoor Containers, Seasonal Succulents, Photographing Flowers, and more. Check back soon for the 2019 schedule!

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Holiday Artist Marketplace
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 8, 9, and 10

Shop for friends and family at an indoor holiday marketplace that features Wisconsin artists selling their work and one-of-a-kind items in the MOWA Shop. Participating artists include Painted Stones by Marketa Cechova, Newberry Thicket (paintings and sculpture), B&E's Trees (bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup), Square One Soap Works, LJO Creations (sterling silver jewelry), Karin Savage (botanical art), Jack & Joie (original home goods and gifts), Silver Wear by Darlene, Motely Metals Jewelry, and more!

Booth space for the 2019 Holiday Artist Marketplace is sold out!

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Bloomin' Holidays Wine Walk
Saturday, November 9 | 4:00–7:00

Shop, sip, and swoon over the sights of downtown West Bend at the inaugural Bloomin' Holidays Wine Walk. Start at the Museum of Wisconsin Art for your first taste and explore floral arrangements in the art galleries and an indoor artist marketplace. Then head to 20 more nearby destinations for wine, treats, and shopping along the way.
$30 | Space is limited!

All participants must be age 21 or older |
MOWA membership not required

Wine Tasting Locations: A Conversation Piece, All In Books, Apple Barrel, BG Decal and Apparel, Blue Luna Yoga & Wellness, Candyman On Main, Consider The Lilies, Cream City Avenue (Altered State Textiles, She Massage + Wellness, and The Curious Apothecary), Darling Diva Boutique, Husar's House of Fine Diamonds, Laughing Mountain Gourmet Popcorn, Luxurious Lashes, Merle Norman, Museum of Wisconsin Art, Tech Jewelers, The Hub | Volunteer Center Washington County, Savoring Thyme, Shooting Star Travels, Sweet Laurel Children's Resale & Boutique, The WB Mercantile, and West Bend Music Academy

The Bloomin' Holidays Wine Walk is presented by City of West Bend and MOWA
Questions? Contact Jessica at 262-247-2266 or

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Downtown Lights
Wednesday–Sunday, November 6–10

Walk through the MOWA Gardens at night! Starting on Wednesday, November 6, several large-scale globe lights will be placed throughout the Gardens and across the footbridge to downtown West Bend where Main Street will shine with holidays lights. MOWA's building exterior will become a night-lit canvas for video production that captures the Bloomin' Holidays spirit. Enjoy an evening stroll with friends and family among the lights and under the stars.

Lights Sponsor: City of West Bend Business Improvement District (BID) Board

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