A Spring tradition continues at the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) with Art in Bloom, a free, public floral exhibition on Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, with extended museum hours from noon to 5 p.m. on both days. 

Available activities range from floral demonstrations to live music, docent-led tours, and hands-on crafts. Parking on Campus Drive on the Old Quad circle is free over the weekend. 

Art in Bloom celebrates DOMA through innovative floral interpretations created by the region’s top designers—who this year hail from Muncie, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis— and inspired by significant works from the museum’s collection. 

“Art in Bloom is always a wonderful occasion to celebrate springtime in Muncie through the intersection of floral design with artwork from around the world,” said Dr. Robert La France, DOMA’s director. He also noted that the tradition, and museum, are “big-city perks that anyone can enjoy in America’s Middletown.” 

The Art in Bloom weekend also presents an opportunity to view the special exhibition “Body Language: The Art of Larry Day,” which closes its DOMA run on May 21. 

Throughout the weekend, visitors can view the floral interpretations of six of the museum’s favorite works of art and then vote for their favorite arrangement to win the People’s Choice Award, which will be announced on Monday, May 16.

Presented by generous sponsors—including this year’s Major Sponsor, Ada Rose Design—this annual event serves as a fundraiser for DOMA. Proceeds from Art in Bloom support the Friends of the David Owsley Museum of Art and the Ball State University Foundation in their mission to fund the museum’s acquisitions, exhibitions, and programs. 

In addition to viewing the featured floral arrangements, visitors may enjoy a variety of performances and activities throughout both days. Visit bsu.edu/doma for more information and the museum’s latest schedule of programs.