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Bloom Bash




Bloom Bash

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Friday, April 26, 2024
7:00 p.m.–midnight


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

Marvelous amusement awaits at Bloom Bash, the vibrant, late-night celebration that kicks off Art Alive weekend.

Delectable craft food and cocktails combine with unique art experiences including installations, live performances, and music that fill the plaza and the Museum’s sculpture court, while the galleries are festooned with fragrant flowers. Be among the first to see the beautiful Art Alive floral exhibition. This year’s Bloom Bash event will dazzle you with the delights of South Asia as we celebrate the art of India!


Bloom Bash features


The San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park at night during Bloom Bash party with Ferris wheel

Tickets on sale now!

$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. 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.

Bloom Bash Featured Artists

Nisha K. Sethi

Mural and sign by Nisha K Sethi and artist at work


Nisha Kaur Sethi is an artist and activist currently working as a professional sign painter. Early on, Nisha developed a passion for typography and was deeply influenced by childhood trips to India, where she was exposed to the fascinating world of hand-painted film posters. Back home in the Bay Area, Nisha was brought up in the graffiti scene, gravitating towards street art with powerful messages. She continues to create work that speaks to her hybrid identity and is currently creating alongside her Oakland-based artist crew Trust Your Struggle Collective. She is also a printmaker and clothing designer, which allows her work to be manifested as wearable art. Nisha’s bold, neon beveled letters pay homage to Indian sign painters while spelling out messages for a better, brighter future.




DOTURMINDS (Dot Your Minds) is a local art and mindfulness group that aims to help people gain clarity, confidence, and purpose by tapping into their core strength to gain balance and contentment in their daily lives through Indian dot art called rangoli. Rangoli is an ancient Indian art form of multi-colored sand used to create floor decorations symbolizing wealth, joy, and prosperity, as well as thanksgiving to deities. A rangoli pattern is made of unbroken lines to prevent evil spirits from penetrating through gaps. Popular designs include geometric shapes, peacock motifs, floral designs, and faces of Hindu gods. The patterns are passed down from one generation to the next with families placing these hand-created designs at the threshold of the home or near the altar area. DOTURMINDS will be onsite at Bloom Bash performing live rangoli art for attendees to experience and discuss this traditional South Asian art form.


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

Event Partners

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Clear Channel Outdoor
Coldwell Banker West Foundation
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PNC Bank
Rincon Reservation Road Brewery
Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Bloom Bash Sponsors

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Sweet & Savory Station Sponsors

Compilation of plated food bites


A+M Catering
Adelaide at L’Auberge Del Mar
Annapurna Indian Cuisine
ARLO San Diego
ARTIFACT at Mingei
Barrel & Board
Belmont Park
Bethlehem Baking Co.
Bivouac Ciderworks
Books and Records
Cravory Cookies
Cute Cakes
Dang Brother Pizza
Del Frisco’s Steakhouse
The Desmond
Eclipse Chocolate
Harvest Kitchen
India Palace
Jolie Coronado
Kairoa Brewing Co
Margaritaville Hotel San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
The Mini Donut Company
Naturally Desi
Panama 66
Pretzels & Pints
Sweet Petite Confections
Swoonful Cotton Candy
Terra Catering & Events
Tidal Restaurant at Paradise Point Resort
Tom Ham’s Lighthouse
Turmeric Hut
Vistal Bar + Restaurant
The Wild Thyme Company

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April 26
7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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