Art Alive comes early this spring!

Thursday, March 30–Sunday, April 2, 2023

Celebrate the return of Art Alive with an impressive display of colorful floral arrangements interpreting works of art from the Museum’s collection and four days of sensational events. Art Alive is The San Diego Museum of Art’s signature fundraiser, providing essential support for the Museum’s exhibitions, education, and outreach programs. Join us this spring to enjoy expressionistic explosions of color and the elegant beauty of nature during this extraordinary annual event. Show your support for the arts in your community!

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Modern Women

Woman looking at large painting by Helen Frankenthaler

Inspired by the Modern Women exhibition, Art Alive 2023 celebrates women with all-female cast of lead artists, designers, and musicians.

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Art Alive 2023 floral design by Suzy Peterson

Prepare for a weekend of immersive floral fun inspired by art in the Museum collection and special, limited-engagement art installations.

Premiere Dinner

Art Alive Premiere Dinner in San Diego Art Museum gallery

An elegant black-tie affair, the Art Alive Premiere Dinner celebrates art with a spectacular multi-course dinner inside a Museum gallery and is the first opportunity to see the Art Alive floral exhibition on view throughout the Museum.

Bloom Bash

Art Alive Bloom Bash at The San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park

Full-tilt fun awaits at Bloom Bash, the high-voltage, late-night celebration that kicks off Art Alive weekend. Revel in craft food and cocktails from more than 30 local food purveyors, art installations, a Ferris wheel, live performances, and music, plus be among the first to see the beautiful Art Alive floral exhibition.

Rotunda Design

Art Alive 2022 botanical rotunda design

Sneak a peek at the Art Alive 2023 rotunda floral installation design by Natalie Gill. This two-story floral showstopper created by the founder of Native Poppy is the Museum centerpiece greeting all who enter the Museum during Art Alive.

Support Art Alive

San Diego Museum of Art Sculpture Garden during Art Alive Bloom Bash

Partner with The San Diego Museum of Art by becoming an Art Alive sponsor. As San Diego’s quintessential fundraiser for the visual arts, Art Alive provides critical financial support for public programs, education, community outreach, and exhibitions throughout the year.