More than 100 exhibitors of creative and inspirational floral designs, sculptures and scenes combined for the 27th annual “Art in Bloom,” presented by IberiaBank. The five-day event benefited educational projects and exhibitions at NOMA and community gardens projects of the Garden Study Club of New Orleans. Co-Chairs Catherine Favrot and Betsey Laborde steered the 2015 event.
At the Preview Party on Saturday, April 18, Treme Brass Band provided entertainment as over 1,000 guests enjoyed cuisine and libations catered by myriad restaurants and a silent auction full of gems from a host of generous donors.
This year’s theme display winners included: Aurora Plantation Gardeners for Best Interpretation; Junior League of New Orleans Garden Club for The Museum Directors Award; Magnolia Forest Garden Club for Best in Show; Garden Study Club of New Orleans for Best Use of Color; and New Orleans Town Gardeners for The Rose Forsyth Strachan Award.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “Art in Bloom Preview Party,” benefiting New Orleans Museum of Art and the Garden Study Club
When: Saturday, April 18
Where: New Orleans Museum of Art