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THE WILTON GARDEN CLUB PRESENTS
 
ART IN BLOOM:  An NGC Standard Flower Show
 
October 13-14, 2017  
 
At Historic Old Town Hall
 
On Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14th, historic Old Town Hall will be transformed by the arrival of art, floral designs and hundreds of examples of beautiful blooms, buds and branches from local gardens for the Wilton Garden Club's flower show Art In Bloom. Twenty-eight spectacular flower arrangements, inspired by the work of several local artists, will be a highlight of the show.  Not only will historic Old Town Hall be filled with floral arrangements, horticultural examples, educational displays, botanical arts, and youth projects, but the surrounding gardens and landscape will be brimming with beauty and interest, as well.   Adding to the experience - a coffee bar!  Admission $10.
 
The work of seven local artists serves as inspiration for the floral designs.  The artists include Jack Disbrow, Leslie Guliani, Daryl Hawk, Drew Klotz, Julie Leff, John Maurer, and Toby Michaels, ranging in style from abstract to realistic, in mediums which include sculpture, oil on canvas, collage, Encaustiflex and photography.
 
All Divisions will be primarily staged inside Old Town Hall, including in both the new kitchen and the balcony.  The gardens and outside area of Old Town Hall will also be utilized.  The hospitality for the judges will take place at the Wilton Congregational Church.  
 
In addition, a benefit cocktail party will be held on Saturday, October 14th from 6-9pm at the beautiful home of a garden club member. Tickets are $50 per person and will be available to purchase on this website in the near future.
 
FLOWER SHOW PARTICIPANTS/GARDEN CLUB MEMBERS:  The complete schedule for Art in Bloom, which conforms to the new Flower Show rules will also be available on this website shortly.  It includes ALL the information that you will need!
 
KEY DATES:
 
Wednesday, September 20
    Last day to register for Design; Education; Youth and Sponsered Groups;
    and Botanical Arts Groups
 
Friday, October 6
    Last day to register for Horticulture
 
Wednesday, October 11th
    Set-up:   9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Thursday, October 12th 
    Set-up:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Friday, October 13th 
    Judge’s breakfast:  9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
    Judging:   10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Judge’s lunch:  12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
    Flower Show Open to Public:  1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Saturday, October 14th
    Flower Show Open to Public:  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Cocktail Party:  6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
 
Sunday, October 15th
    Take-down and removal of all art and exhibits:  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 
Contact Flower Show Chair, Nan Merolla (ncmerolla@aol.com) for more information about Art in Bloom.
 

 

 

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