2023 Art in Bloom


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Colorful fresh-cut flower arrangements are paired with equally as exquisite pieces of artwork for the annual Art in Bloom event in March. 1

Art in Bloom Preview Party is Friday, March 24,  from 5 to 7 p.m. The evening will give patrons access to the freshest floral designs and the chance to mingle with the designers.

Hosted by the Hagerstown Garden Club, Art in Bloom pairs designers with artwork in the museum. Designers then must interpret the art by using fresh flowers and greenery. Cost for the evening is $55. Advance registration is required by contacting Donna Rastelli at 301-739-5727 or drastelli@wcmfa.org. Or purchase by using the link below.

Art in Bloom will continue Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 26, noon to 4 p.m. There are extended hours both days for the event.

Ashley Conlon aka “The Fern Farmer,” will lead a free floral demonstration Saturday at 1 p.m. using sustainable materials. Conlon, a local farmer/grower, also is an award-winning floral designer with Frederick County Master Gardeners. She has styled plants and flowers at top equestrian events, including 2021-22 at the Maryland 5 Star as the official floral designer and plant provider, the Upperville Colt & Horse Show, the Capital Challenge, and the Washington International Horse Show. She also has had her designs featured at the Maryland Home &  Garden Show. She is a member of The National Garden Clubs and at St. James’ Episcopal Church on the Flower Guild.

Garden Clubs scheduled to participate are Biglerville (Pa.) Garden Club; Clear Spring Garden Club; Crossroads Garden Club, Designer’s Club, Hagerstown Garden Club, Town and Country Garden Club, all of Hagerstown; Foxglove Garden Club in Berkeley Spring, W.Va.; Green Walled Garden Club in Frederick; Mt. Airy Garden Club; and Potomac Garden Club of Williamsport.

Individuals participating are The Blooming Idiots (Timothy Black, Scott Bowen, Darryl Cooper, Al Martin, and Nick Mohar-Schurz); Naomi Byler of Greencastle, Pa.; Ashley Conlon and Penny Conlon, both of Mt. Airy; Georgieann Dettinbum of Biglerville, Pa.; Pam Gouker and Teresa Roberts, both of Hagerstown; Penny Hardinge and Carol Ingram, both of Hagerstown, Aileen Lisko of Frederick, Amy Marsh of Frederick, and Kelly White Flowers of Brunswick.

Art in Bloom is generously supported by


Art in Bloom is generously supported by :
Corporate Sponsor 



Event sponsors 
Bunny Waltersdorf
David & Louisa McCain
James & Mary Schurz Foundation

Tulip $500
Hagerstown Garden Club
Dr. Robert & Marjorie Hobbs
Brandon & Haven Younger

Tina & Lawrence Angle
Antietam Tree Service
Suzanne Beckwith
Alfred & Laura Bendell
Kennedy & Debby Boone
Billie Sue Boyer
Crossroads Garden Club
Eva & Craig Edmonds
Janet Flaherty Real Estate
Rosanna & David Gonzalas
Michael & Pamela Gouker
Stephen and Linda Hood
Constance Lenhart
Ken & Marjorie Long
McCollum Hearing Center
Jane McKee Rozes
Joyce & David Siwarski
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Tarpley
Tracie Felker & Oliver Tessier
Wantz Distributors