Bloomin' Holidaze 

Fourth Annual Bloomin’ Holidaze
November 11 and 12,  2016

FREE for MOWA Members
Become a member with your first visit for only $12

Bloomin’ Floral Arrangements
Floral designers from southeastern Wisconsin take over MOWA’s galleries with stunning floral arrangements

Bloomin' Cafe
Sit back and relax with a warm beverage and a tasty treat.

Artist Marketplace
Wisconsin artists come together for this two-day marketplace. Featuring many new artists selling unique, one-of-a-kind items perfect for holiday gift-giving for friends or family—or yourself. Find something for everyone on your list.

Bloomin’ Discounts in the MOWA Shop
Three+ and MOWA+ members receive 15% off and Premium, Partner, and Benefactor members receive 20% off on purchases in the MOWA Shop all weekend.

The Morning Blend TMJ4 features MOWA’s CEO Laurie Winters and participating florist Victoria Vonier and private gardener of Half Bridge Farm talk about all the fun happening at this year’s Bloomin’ Holidaze.

Friday Talks and Demonstrations

11:00 | The Art of Roses
MOWA's Curator Erika Petterson has been growing roses for almost a decade. Her garden boasts 50 varieties ranging from Old Garden to modern Floribundas. Petterson will offer advice on growing roses and debunk the notion that these flowers are high maintenance.

12:30 | Backyard Birds
Wildlife educator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Liz Herzmann will share ways to make your yard bird-friendly and discover how to identify the different birds that are sure to flock to 
your space.

1:30 | Floral Tour 
Enjoy a tour of the bouquets and learn about the language of flowers that developed during the Victorian era.

2:00 | Keep It Together
Floral artist Amanda Strassburg will demonstrate how various materials can be used to create unique armatures and modern floral art pieces.

Saturday Talks and Demonstrations

10:30 | Floral Tour
Enjoy a tour of the bouquets and learn about the language of flowers that developed during the Victorian era.

11:00 | Field to Table
Private gardener for Half Bridge Farm Victoria Vonier shows attendees how to make an arrangement of fresh flowers, field-harvested elements, seed pods, berries, and bittersweet.

11:00–2:00 | Floral Art Project
Create English cone nosegays-a traditional flower vessel -during this special Studio Saturday.

2:00 | Garden Habitat for Birds and Butterflies
Wisconsin horticultural Melinda Myers will discuss methods for attracting birds and butterflies to your garden. Myers will offer a closer look into creating an attractive habitat with the right foods, plants, and annuals. Purchase one of Myers’ books after the talk and she will gladly autograph it.

Participating Florists
Krista Roskopf, Bank of Memories & Flowers
Black's Flower Shop
Gretchen Simonson, Lamm Gardens
Le Tulipe
Elizabeth Schaffner, Lighthouse Florist and Wine Gallery
Sue Morgan, Monches Farm
Sonya DelCamp, Sonya's Rose
Pick N Save South
Victoria Vonier, Half Bridge Farm
Gaby Bras, Gaby Bras Floral Design
Tina Nohl, Wreath Factory
Fran Blend, Easily Arranged Floral Design
Heather Latz, Rachel's Roses
Emily Keil, Caan Floral & Greenhouses
Kewaskum Floral
Lori A. Cook, Alfa Flower Shop

Participating Artists
Al Buss, fine crafts and sculpture
Alice Breit, wire wrapped stones, handmade jewelry
Charlotte Fung Miller, Chinese Brush Paintings
Vicki Kunz, Flower bouquets, greenery bundles, holiday gift items
Barbara Mann, dichroic glass jewelry and accessories
Matt Miller, Oil Painting
Bill Lang, photography
Dot Spransy and Angela Laughingheart, handcrafted hats
Jacquelynn Ives, bead-crocheted jewelry
Jeffrey Gardner, artisan caramels and chocolate 
Jenni Hopfinger, hand painted functional glass tableware
Joan Kennedy, fiber arts, felted handbags and scarves
Katie Grogan, assorted giftware, boutique items, plants
Lizz Howe, custom paintings and drawings
Mari Quick, marbleized stoneware clay
Mary Pratt, ceramics
Susan Waala, greeting cards, photography, magnets, wine bags, jewelry