Friday, April 29 7:00 p.m.–midnight
Save the date! Bloom Bash returns March 31, 2023. Learn more.
The Museum blooms, the garden glows, and the Plaza pops!
Phenomenal, full-tilt fun awaits at Bloom Bash, the high-voltage celebration that kicks off Art Alive weekend.
Trendsetters and late-night revelers, Bloom Bash attendees enjoy craft food and cocktails, art installations, and performances, plus can dance the night away. The Museum galleries are open for special after-hours viewing of the beautiful Art Alive floral exhibition as well as the featured exhibitions TERRA: Fernando Casasempere and Monet to Matisse: Impressionist Masterpieces from the Bemberg Foundation.
BLOOM BASH features
- Divine delicacies from San Diego’s top fine dining eateries and dessertiers
- An extravagant selection of custom mixed libations by Cutwater Spirits, as well as a copious assortment of their famous canned cocktails
- Craft beer by Rincon Reservation Road Brewery, upscale wines, and other delicious thirst-quenchers
- Stunning contemporary art installations that will dazzle the eye
- After-hours access to the Art Alive Floral Exhibition
- Return of the Ferris wheel on the plaza sponsored by Harrah’s Resort Southern California
- Live music, unique performances, and dancing all night
- Plus more to be announced…
Tickets now on sale!
$250 members | $300 nonmembers
This is a 21+ event. ID required.
Masks are strongly recommended inside the Museum. See full details here.
Please bring your ID and 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. Tickets are non-refundable. In the event of Bloom Bash cancellation due to inclement weather or changing COVID-19 restrictions, all tickets are considered fully deductible charitable donations.
Bloom Bash Featured Artist
Ian Brill’s work focuses on the accumulation of form through process. Through the creation of interactive, performative and multi-sensory environments, he considers boundaries of becoming (versus being) and our immersive relationship with technology.
“Figure-Ground” is an immersive light installation consisting of two structures that will iterate between evolving states of ambiguity and expression. This is a continuation of artist Ian Brill’s exploration of programmatic and performative gestures within custom, architectural systems. Ian Brill was born in 1978, grew up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York and has mostly resided in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania since 2001.
Bloom Bash Sustainability
The Museum is moving Bloom Bash and Art Alive further forward in practices that support sustainability and a green environment. Read how the event is becoming more eco-friendly here.
Bloom Bash Chairs
Robin Wilson Carrier
Bloom Bash Featured Sponsor
Art Alive Title Sponsor
Bloom Bash Sponsors
ARTIFACT at Mingei by Urban Kitchen Group
Barrel & Board
Bobboi Natural Gelato
Dang Brother Pizza
Del Frisco’s Steakhouse
French Gourmet Catering, Bakery & Restaurant
Hell’s Kitchen Harrah’s Resort Southern California
Homestead Solana Beach
Kairoa Brewing Co.
Karen Krasne’s Extraordinary Desserts
Kula Ice Cream
Le Parfait Paris
Maya Moon Collective
Pretzels and Pints
Provisional at Pendry San Diego
Swagyu Chop Shop
Sweet Petite Confections
The Wild Thyme Company