Art in Bloom 2022



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

Hosted by Hagerstown Garden Club to benefit the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Art in Bloom couples members of regional garden clubs, school groups, and individuals with a select work of art at the Museum. Each floral designer interprets their assigned work of art – be it a painting or sculpture by creating a one-of-a-kind floral arrangement.

2022 marks 18 years of the spring-themed celebration of art and flowers. The event takes place March 25-27, with special hours for the public to view the floral interpretations at their freshest and most vibrant.

The museum will be closed to the public Friday, March 25, while the designers install their arrangements, reopening that afternoon for special early access in-person event from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission is $10. (There is no charge for Art in Bloom sponsors or participating floral designers). Saturday, March 26, Art in Bloom will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, March 27, from noon to 4 p.m. There is no admission charge for Saturday and Sunday, but donations to support the museum are gratefully accepted.

On Saturday at 1 p.m. Denny Warrenfeltz of Roostervane Gardens in Funkstown will lead a floral presentation in the museum’s atrium. Proof of vaccination is required to attend the demonstration but is not necessary for general admission to the museum

Garden clubs scheduled to participate are Hagerstown Garden Club; Biglerville Garden Club; Green Walled Garden Club; Carroll Garden Club; Silver Fancy Garden Club in Frederick; Crossroads Garden Club; Howard County Garden Club; Town and Country Garden Club;  Mt. Airy Garden Club; Kelly White Flowers; Designers Guild; Art Hagerstown Garden Club; Clear Spring Garden Club, as well as individual designers.

To register for Friday’s event, contact Donna Rastelli at 301-739-5727 or email her at

Black-Eyed Susan sponsors for this event are James and Mary Schurz Foundation, Inc.; In Memory of Margaret S. Waltersdorf, and Younger Toyota.

Rose sponsors are Eva and Craig Edmonds.

Tulip sponsors are: Tina and Lawrence Angle; Hagerstown Garden Club; Robert and Marjorie Hobbs; Constance M. Lenhart; Jane McKee Rozes; and Dr. Kristen P. Schupp, DDS.

Lily sponsors are Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation; Beth Beckner-Mills and Douglas Mills; Alfred & Laura Bendell; Regis & Anita Binder; Kennedy and Debby Boone; Crossroads Garden Club; Tracie Felker and Oliver Tessier; Michael and Pamela Gouker; Stephen and Linda Hood; Jim McConnell; Mrs. Theron Rinehart; Mr. and Mrs. David Siwarski; and Tom and Brenda Tarpley.

Friends of Art in Bloom sponsors are:   Billie Sue Boyer; Joe and Wanda Gerstner; Diane and Charles Hoffman; Dessie M. Moxley; James C. Manuel; Karen Spessard; Taskers Chance Garden Club; and Town & Country Garden Club of Hagerstown; Suzanne Beckwin and Mount Airy Garden Club.