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Friday, April 12, 2019
7:00 p.m.–midnight

Online ticket sales closed at 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 12.

There will be a limited number of tickets available on-site at the event.


Phenomenal, full-tilt fun, BLOOM BASH is the high voltage celebration to kick off Art Alive. Trendsetters & late-night revelers, food & cocktails, art installations & performers, BLOOM BASH attendees love to dance the night away.

The Museum blooms, the garden glows, and the Plaza pops! 

BLOOM BASH features

– A selection of custom cocktails, craft beer and divine delicacies from San Diego’s top fine dining eateries
– Dazzling art installations and after-hours access to nearly 100 floral interpretations at the Art Alive 2019 Floral Exhibition
– Live music, unique performances, and dancing–all night
– This year we expand into the Plaza de Panama for a total of 45 sweet and savory food stations, double the cocktail bars, and a Ferris wheel
– New festival entry for quick access to the party
– 5 additional lounges and activity areas, including a Library Arcade full of 90s arcade games and a marketplace to shop for jewelry, scarves, and more



A not-to-miss event benefiting the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs.

The Museum celebrates BLOOM BASH 2019 in honor of dear friend and generous, longtime supporter Audrey S. Geisel.



Online ticket sales closed at 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 12.

There will be a limited number of tickets available on-site at the event.

$200 members | $250 nonmembers | $500 VIP (Includes access to VIP lounge & valet parking)

This is a 21+ event. IDs are required for entry.

Please bring your ID and your printed ticket to the event.

Learn about more exclusive VIP offerings available in our new BLOOM BASH packages. Click here.

Proceeds from BLOOM BASH and Art Alive, The San Diego Museum of Art’s signature fundraiser and annual floral exhibition, benefit education, outreach, and art-initiatives year-round.

No refunds available.  Bloom Bash tickets are tax deductible (less $75 per ticket).  If you are unable to attend, please return your tickets in advance of Bloom Bash so that your donation is fully deductible.  In the event of Bloom Bash cancellation due to inclement weather, all tickets are considered fully-deductible charitable donations.



VIP level ticket holders receive access to exclusive food and drinks inside a luxurious designated lounge.

Enjoy an elevated drink menu with wine selections from DAOU Vineyards & Winery and FruitCraft, specialty vintage themed cocktails by Kavalan Whisky, Nikka Vodka and Junipero Gin, and other premium spirits for a full hosted beverage experience. The brand new Bull & Bourbon Steakhouse at Sycuan Casino & Resort will cater food stations with offerings such as braised meatballs, cheese and charcuterie, New York style cheesecake, and more. Relax in a VIP only premiere lounge with plush vintage decor inspired by the exhibition Alfred Eisenstaedt: Life and Legacy.

Want to come but don’t want to drive?  is offering 20% off 2 rides (up to $5 each) during the entire Art Alive weekend!

Lyft codes come with a purchase of a BLOOM BASH ticket


Get the VIP Package


Purchase a BLOOM BASH package to access our exclusive offerings, such as a private garden cabana, a reserved table in the VIP lounge, extra VIP tickets, and more. Limited quantities available. Get yours today! Click here to see what each package offers.

BLOOM BASH Featured Artists:

Monty Montgomery


Monty Montgomery’s artistic vision can best be described as an emotional language created using his innate intuition about color and object relationships to connect with the viewer. This authentic viewpoint often humbly defies the norm giving his work both power and vulnerability.

Profoundly affected by his upbringing in the rural Blueridge Mountains of Virginia, Monty’s work has always been informed by his visceral and emotional reactions to daily experiences whether in exploration of nature or trekking city streets. The epiphany came in his teen years when he began expressing this unique perception of the external world by blending conflicting elements into seamless harmony.

Exposure to divergent settings and combining urban sensory input with his impressions of the natural landscape has inspired a collision into one expression where he attempts through color theory, mathematics and abstraction to share his journey and create a unique geometric style.




In conjunction with our Art Alive 2019 sponsor BMW of San Diego, the Museum has commissioned the artist Taped Metal Canvas by Dominic Fontana to apply custom artwork onto a BMW I8 that will be displayed as an exclusive interactive art car at BLOOM BASH 2019. This car will be an exclusive showpiece for Art Alive 2019 made possible by our friends at BMW of San Diego.

 Fascinated with the wide variety of textures, colors, patterns, and adhesives that tapes provide, Dominic uses all varieties of tapes in his projects but has focused a great deal on making his art interactive by adding reflective elements to every piece. In the right lighting or with a flash photo, Dominic’s art comes alive and can change just about anyone’s facial expression when they see the surprise within.








Jill Larson
Mitch Mitchell
Alexis Ranglas

Event Partners

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A.O. Reed
Bauman Photographers
Ranch & Coast
The Hotel Del Coronado


Sweet & Savory Station Sponsors

Blue Bridge Hospitality
Bobboi Natural Gelato
Bull & Bourbon
Café Coyote
California Tap Room
Charles + Dinorah at The Pearl Hotel
Coast Catering
Continental Catering
Del Friscos Double Eagle
Eclipse Chocolate
Eddie V’s
Feast On This
Get Fluffed Up Fairy Floss CO.
Golden Door
Great Maple
Kairoa Brewing
Kettner Exchange
MIHO Catering Co.
Nobu San Diego
Nolita Hall
Panama 66
Provisional Kitchen
Rustic Root
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza
Sprinkles Cupcakes
Sugar Kiln
Sweet Petite Confections
Terra Catering and Events
The Cravory
The French Gourmet
The Patio Restaurant Group
The Prado at Balboa Park
The Westgate Hotel
The Wild Thyme Company
TIDAL at Paradise Point
Truluck’s Seafood, Steak, and Crab House


April 12, 2019
7:00 pm
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