Flower Show – Two Calls for Artists

 

 

Now celebrating its 22nd year, the Flower Show is one of the Attleboro Arts Museum’s most popular events.  The Show’s exhibitions are seen by over 1,500 visitors.

The Flower Show offers two call for artists. 

View our Calls for Artists page for details.

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Flower Show 2018 Theme: Blast Off – Celestial Gardens

 

All Flower Show activities are free with admission – except for the Flower Show Benefit Preview event on March 21st. The fee to enter each day for adults/students/seniors/museum members is $3.00. Children 9 years and under are free.

Attractions are subject to change. Please check back for schedule updates.

 

The Flower Show’s 2018 floral and landscape displays spotlight celestial gardens – inspired by out-of-this-world wonders.  Our talented exhibitors include:

Art Set, Attleboro, MA; Attleboro Farms, North Attleborough, MA; Briggs Nursery, North Attleborough, MA; Bristol County Agricultural High School, Dighton, MA; Flowers by the Station, Attleboro, MA; Helping Hands Florist, Plainville, MA; Nolan’s Flowers and Gifts, North Attleborough, MA; Oracle Landscape & Lindsey Epstein Pottery, Tiverton, RI; Rosebud Florist,Inc., Pawtucket, RI.

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Daily Schedule of Flower Show Events

Indicates extremely kid-friendly!  While all components of the Flower Show are designed to delight all ages, there are some attractions that are geared for children/families. Be sure to take it all in, but don’t miss out on these special events that the kids will love! 

 

Wed., March 21: 6-8pm

Benefit Preview: Star Gazing – A Night Beneath the Stars

  • See the gardens before the Flower Show opens to the public
  • $15 for Museum members; $17 for non-members
  • Featuring live music from pianist Mark Taber

NEW: Meet Attleboro-based floral and event designer Michelle Pupa of Belle Flora at the Benefit Preview.  Michelle will be working in the Ottmar Gallery, creating striking and unique arrangements that she designs for weddings and events. Michelle’s design style tends to be a bit whimsical.  She’s naturally drawn to bold colors, uncommon vessels, finishes, and details.  Belle Flora’s work is inspired and distinct.

NEW: Alice Benvie Gebhart’s kiln-fired glass designs will be featured in the Big Dipper Café’s boutique.  Plan to take home an item from her memorable line of jewelry, art and home décor.    

To order Benefit Preview tickets call 508-222-2644 x10.  Space is limited for this special event. $15 for Museum members; $17 for non-members. Includes wine, beer and light hors d’oeuvres.  A current photo ID is required for bar service.  

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Thurs., Mar. 22: Flower Show Hours: 9:30am – 4pm

Sponsors of the Day: Joanne and Pret Stevenson

  • 9:30-11:30am: Continental breakfast in the Big Dipper Café. Sponsor of the Big Dipper Café each day is Marcus Robbins. The Big Dipper Café is located on the Lower Level. Elevator service is available.
  • 10-10:30am: Storytime with Krystal Brown of the Attleboro Public Library – Ottmar Gallery
  • ♥ 10:30-11am: Capron Park Zoo Live Animal Show #1 – Clay Room
  • ♥ 11:15-11:45am: Capron Park Zoo Live Animal Show #2 – Clay Room (An encore presentation)
  • ♥ 11:15-11:45am: Mass Audubon Oak Knoll & Attleboro Springs presents “Flower to Seed,” an interactive presentation for young children – Ottmar Gallery
  • 11:30am-2pm: Lunch and refreshments in the Big Dipper Café
  • 2-3pm: Pastries, tea and coffee in the Big Dipper Café

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Fri., March 23: Flower Show Hours: 9:30am – 4pm

Sponsors of the Day: Sarah Mott & Hans Schaefer – ART/SET

  • 9:30-11:30am: Continental breakfast in the Big Dipper Café
  • ♥ 10-10:30am: Art Workshop (3-5yrs + adult): The Sun & The Stars – An Adult & Child Workshop that Explores van Gogh’s Heavenly Art, with Abby Rovaldi. Sponsored by Mansfield Bank – Clay Room
  • ♥ 10:45-11:15am: Puppets, Music & Movement #1: Project Connect Family Center – Ottmar Gallery
  • ♥ 11-11:30am: Art Workshop (3-5yrs + adult): The Sun & The Stars II – An Adult & Child Workshop that Explores van Gogh’s Heavenly Art, with Abby Rovaldi – Clay Room (An encore workshop)
  • ♥ 11:30am-12pm: Puppets, Music & Movement #2 – Ottmar Gallery (An encore presentation)
  • 11:30am-2pm: Lunch and refreshments in the Big Dipper Café
  • 2-3pm: Pastries, tea and coffee in the Big Dipper Café

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Sat., March 24: Flower Show Hours: 9:30am – 4pm

Sponsors of the Day: Marion and Max Volterra

  • 9:30-11:30am: Continental breakfast in the Big Dipper Café
  • ♥ 10-11am: Art Workshop (5-8 yr. olds): The Sun & The Stars – An Adult & Child Workshop that Explores van Gogh’s Heavenly Art, with Abby Rovaldi. Sponsored by Mansfield Bank – Clay Room
  • 10-11:30am: Mark Taber on piano. Sponsored by Attleboro Rotary Club – Ottmar Gallery
  • 11:30am-2pm: Lunch and refreshments in the Big Dipper Café
  • ♥ 1:30-2:30pm: Rainforest Reptiles Live Animal Program for all ages. Sponsored by Attleboro Rotary Club – Ottmar Gallery
  • 2-3pm: Pastries, tea and coffee in the Big Dipper Café
  • ♥ 2:45-3:30pm: Big Ryan’s Storytelling & Puppets. Sponsored by Sponsored by Attleboro Cultural Council – Clay Room

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Sun., March 25: Flower Show Hours: 12 – 4pm

Sponsors of the Day: Sarah Mott & Hans Schaefer – ART/SET

  • 12-3pm: Pastries, lunch & refreshments in the Big Dipper Café
  • 12:30-2pm: Live folk music performances from: Buck & Winnie, Sinner’s Pie, and Andy
  • Solberg. Sponsored by Norton Cultural Council – Big Dipper Café
  • 12:30-3:30pm: Free soil testing offered by URI Master Gardeners. Bring a sample of soil from your home garden – Ottmar Gallery
  • ♥ 2:15-3:15pm: Animal Adventures Live Animal Show for all ages. Sponsored by North Attleboro Cultural Council – Ottmar Gallery
  • 3:45pm: CLOSING CEREMONIES: Raffles and awards announced – Ottmar Gallery

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Ongoing

  • Floral and landscape displays from: Art Set, Attleboro, MA; Attleboro Farms, North Attleborough, MA; Briggs Nursery, North Attleborough, MA; Bristol County Agricultural High School, Dighton, MA; Flowers by the Station, Attleboro, MA; Helping Hands Florist, Plainville, MA; Nolan’s Flowers and Gifts, North Attleborough, MA; Oracle Landscape & Lindsey Epstein Pottery, Tiverton, RI; Rosebud Florist,Inc., Pawtucket, RI – Ottmar Gallery
  • Art exhibition of floral, landscape, wildlife subjects and other expressions of the natural world – Ottmar Gallery
  • NEW! Live flower arranging by floral and event designer Michelle Pupa of Belle Flora. Each day Michelle will follow a new theme for her creative inspiration – Lower Level
  • The Big Dipper Café offers continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments provided by Morin’s Diner of Attleboro, MA – Lower level. The Big Dipper Café is sponsored daily by Marcus Robbins.
  • NEW! Flowers in Fashion: One Small Step Floral Designs – Floral designers take one giant leap and create shoes constructed of live and dried materials. Sponsored by Attleboro Cultural Council – Lower Level
  • NEW! Alice Benvie Gebhart’s kiln-fired glass designs will be featured in the Big Dipper Café’s boutique. Jewelry, art and home décor will be available – all original works with Alice’s irresistible textures and colors – Lower Level
  • ♥ Kids’ Crafts: Museum art projects sponsored by the Attleboro Garden Club – Ottmar Gallery.
  • An expanded Museum Gift Shop filled with eye-catching and irresistible accessories, jewelry, home goods, garden-inspired décor and more – Ottmar Gallery
  • URI Master Gardeners information kiosk with free soil testing on Sunday, March 25th from 12:30 – 3:30pm – Ottmar Gallery
  • Attleboro Land Trust informational kiosk – Ottmar Gallery
  • Attleboro Farmers Market informational kiosk – Ottmar Gallery
  • Attleboro Garden Club provides club news and information – Ottmar Gallery
  • Big Dipper Café original floral centerpieces from Lynn Moore & Jesse Murphy
  • Live art from a talented team of professional artists – Ottmar Gallery
  • Flower Show Sponsor Wall: Local artists, Sarah Mott, Belinda Gabryl, Sally Cobb and Angus Schaefer have designed and created a variety of original items that will allow you to take a part of the Flower Show home. All Flower Show sponsors will get one of these handmade pieces as thanks for their donation. The names of all donors will be displayed throughout the Flower Show. Sponsorships range in price from $5 – $100.  Artist Christina Beecher’s painted mural will serve as the backdrop for all of the sponsor items.  
  • Live plant sale featuring edible greens and herbs from Attleboro High School’s “Garden To Table” program. Sponsored by Attleboro Rotary Club – Lower Level
  • Remarkable Raffles – all proceeds benefit Museum programs and exhibitions – Ottmar Gallery

 

 

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Artwork by Ann-Marie Gillett.

 

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