NEW ORLEANS – A message from the chairs of Art in Bloom:
We thank all of our sponsors and ticket holders for their support of Art in Bloom presented by IBERIABANK. Due to the current COVID 19 crisis, NOMA and the Garden Study Club have made the difficult decision to cancel our annual fundraiser. Like every public institution, the safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, patrons, guests, donors and participants are our highest priorities during these complicated times.
We would especially like to thank our presenting sponsor, IBERIABANK, for their significant and on-going support of the arts and our New Orleans community. Funds raised at Art in Bloom provide critical resources for NOMA’s core educational initiatives and exhibitions as well as the important community projects sponsored by The Garden Study Club of New Orleans. These funds are even more crucial as both organizations strive to meet the growing needs of our community.
We hope that all sponsors and ticket holders will consider their sponsorships and ticket purchases as a 100% tax donation. The new CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act allows all taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300, even if you do not itemize. Again, we thank you all for your generous support and for your patience during this difficult time.
Although guests will not be present at Art in Bloom this year, everyone can participate virtually as we launch the silent auction on Friday, May 1. The on-line auction will feature works of art from over 70 local and regional artists. We hope that you will bid high and bid often for Art in Bloom! It will make an enormous difference. Again, thank you for your incredible support. We know we will see you in 2021!
Chair, Art in Bloom
Chair, Art in Bloom
Chair, NOMA Volunteer Committee
Lynn B. Smith
President, Garden Study Club
The Montine McDaniel Freeman Director
New Orleans Museum of Art