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Bloom Bash

Location: The San Diego Museum of Art

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Friday, March 31, 2023
7:00 p.m.–midnight

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

Phenomenal, 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, art installations, live performances, and music, plus enjoy the Museum galleries to be among the first to see the beautiful Art Alive floral exhibition.  


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Bloom Bash aerial view


Tickets now on sale

$250 members | $300 nonmembers



This is a 21+ event. ID  required.

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, all tickets are considered fully deductible charitable donations. Masks are strongly recommended inside the Museum. See full details here.

Bloom Bash Featured Artists

Laurie Shapiro

Laurie Shapiro Immersive Art Installation


Laurie Shapiro is an installation artist and painter living and working in Los Angeles, California. Her work is featured in public and private collections worldwide; in addition to widely commissioned all-encompassing installations for clients including the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Otherworld, Walter Studios, and most recently, The San Diego Museum of Art. Shapiro holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Focusing on the intrinsic connection between all living species, Shapiro’s work both conceptually and physically brings people together.

“We Are All Connected To Each Other Through Nature” is an immersive, glowing tunnel installation made with repetitive screen-printed drawings of plant life, as well as layers of hand painting on clear vinyl. Hanging lanterns with the same patterns add colorful glows of light within and outside of the tunnel, creating an interactive and glowing environment on the plaza where visitors of all ages are encouraged to playfully interact with the artwork.

“Magic Lanterns” are a special edition of ten unique flower-shaped hanging light sculptures. Shapiro designed the metal frames, which she covered with mixed media painting and sewing. Equipped with smart bulbs, the Magic Lanterns flicker and change colors, creating glows that illuminate the Museum’s courtyard.


Amanda Witucki

Amanda Witucki new school origami art installations


Amanda Witucki is a self-taught paper sculpture artist working from her home studio in Austin, Texas. Her paper-folded creations rely heavily on repetition, creating a textural playscape for her vivid and unique color palettes. 

Using an origami module that resembles a geometric flower, she will create an expansive installation that evokes the rich vibrance of a lush tropical canopy. Witucki aims to connote the quiet magical beauty that is found in a rainforest, and has chosen a palette that celebrates the vivid colors of tropical flowers. 


Bloom Bash Chairs

Art Alive Bloom Bash Chairs Robin Wilson Carrier, Mitch Mitchell, Micki Olin, and Rhianna White inside museum gallery
Robin Wilson Carrier
Mitch Mitchell
Micki Olin
Rhianna White

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Rare Society
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The Wild Thyme Company


March 31, 2023
7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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The San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92102 United States
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