33rd Annual Fine Art & Flowers | April 25-27, 2014
Join us during our annual celebration of spring at Fine Art & Flowers and view floral arrangements and garden designs inspired by works of art in the collection created by community florists, garden clubs, and designers. Throughout the weekend enjoy a floral arranging demo and lunch with special guest Bill Graham, a farm-to-table dinner, tours, a Marketplace featuring hand-made goods for sale by local vendors and more!
This year’s Honorary Chair is WNPR’s Ray Hardman, who will join us at the Farm-to-Table Dinner on April 26 – see below for more info.
Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
$11 Seniors (62+)
$8 Students with ID
$3 Children (ages 2-12)
Groups of ten or more will receive a discount by reservation only. To schedule a group visit call 860-838-4046.
Special event tickets include museum admission and access to Fine Art & Flowers galleries.
Friday, April 25 | 12–2 pm
Little Black Dress
Floral design professional Bill Graham demonstrates how to accessorize your “little black dress” by creating one-of-a-kind floral arrangements to match any occasion. Afterwards join Bill for a three-course lunch in Avery Court, catered by The Museum Cafe. For 25 years Bill has owned the gift and floral shop Beautiful Things, Ltd. in Salem, Massachusetts. In addition to his shop, he is also an active guest speaker at many garden clubs and other venues throughout New England.
$75. Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100 Wed – Sun, 10 am – 4:30 pm.
Saturday, April 26 | 6 pm
Join Honorary Chair Ray Hardman for an evening celebration of spring. Enjoy an Italian inspired four-course farm-to-table dinner with fresh ingredients from local farms, distilleries, and vineyards including Rosedale Farms & Vineyards, Onyx Moonshine, City Steam Brewery Cafe, Winding Drive Jams, Hartford Baking Co., NoRA Cupcake Company and more! Throughout the evening listen to Connecticut Lyric Opera as they perform selections from their upcoming performance of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.
6 pm: Cocktails & hor d’oeuvres, Morgan Great Hall
7 pm: Farm-to-Table Dinner, Avery Court
$95. Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100 Wed – Sun, 10 am – 4:30 pm.
Advanced reservations for special events are required by April 21. No sales at the door.
Located in the Hartford Courant Room, the Fine Art & Flowers Marketplace is open throughout the weekend and features hand-made goods for sale by local artisans and vendors.
- Dancing Bear Designs – Decorative tassels created from vintage salt shakers
- Entertaining Styles by Sandra – Hand crafted, hand painted pottery and glassware serving accessories
- LaDeDAH! - Fabulous jewelry
- Magical Blooms Organza Flowers – Vintage jewelry
- Steeped Tea – Loose leaf tea and accessories
Interested in participating as a Marketplace vendor for next year? Email email@example.com.
Docent-led tours meet at the Information Desk and are free with admission.
Museum Highlights: The Art in Fine Art & Flowers
Friday – Sunday, 1 pm
Special Theme Tour: Land and Sea
Saturday & Sunday, 2:30 pm
WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER
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The 33rd Annual Fine Art & Flowers is presented by the Women’s Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Special thanks to our media sponsor Yelp, Inc, and Azalea Floral Design; City Steam Brewery Cafe; Hartford Baking Co.; NoRA Cupcake Company; Onyx Moonshine; Rosedale Farms & Vineyards; Winding Drive Jams; Woodland Gardens; Spruce Home & Garden, West Hartford. All proceeds fund the museum’s special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses.