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Friday, April 24
7:00 p.m.–midnight       

CANCELED: We are heartbroken that we must cancel Art Alive & Bloom Bash 2020. Read more here… Thank you for joining in our efforts to care for our community and we look forward to welcoming you back next year.

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–all included with admission
– Dazzling art installations and after-hours access to nearly 100 floral interpretations at the Art Alive 2020 Floral Exhibition
– Live music, unique performances, and dancing all night
– Expanding again into the Plaza de Panama to create more space for a total of 45 sweet and savory food stations, double the cocktail bars, and a Ferris wheel

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


Thank you for purchasing tickets for Art Alive. Your support means more than ever before. We encourage you to consider applying your ticket price to a fully tax-deductible donation to the Museum for this year’s programs, or, for the best value, apply your ticket price to a new or upgraded membership. Your gift supports education and outreach programs for children in underserved communities, conservation of works of art, and accessibility initiatives that allow the Museum to share its vibrant collection with all members of our community.


To request a refund, please complete the short form here.  If you choose not to request a refund by June 1, 2020, we will consider your ticket purchase to be a tax-deductible donation to the Museum.  If you prefer to apply your ticket purchase to a new or upgraded Museum membership, please contact

Learn about more exclusive VIP offerings available in our 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 admission holders receive access to exclusive food and drinks inside a luxurious designated lounge. Enjoy exclusive activations, plush seating, and an open bar with a cocktail menu and elevated drink offerings. More details to come.

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 the 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

Rachel Hayes


Rachel Hayes, an artist inspired by traditions of quilt making, sculpture, painting, Minimalism and Land Art, creates installations that embrace light to transform space. In this version of Not Fade Away, a project she designed for the San Diego Museum of Art, Hayes stitches together several types of pliant materials — colored plastic theatrical gels, translucent organza, and opaque reflective gold lamé — to create dynamic constructions that swoop through the Sculpture Court, activating their surroundings. Colorful dapples of light play across the ground, giving the viewer a new awareness of place, time, and space. The warm color palette of this work evokes the opulence of the Museum, the epic sunsets off the coast, and the golden Oklahoma sunshine, where the artist resides.

Rachel Hayes received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in Fiber, and her MFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Award in Painting and Sculpture, Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial Fellowship in Sculpture, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship in Sculpture, Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, and a Charlotte Street Fund Award.


Davis McCarty


Davis McCarty’s functionally-integrated architectural sculptures have been installed and exhibited at museums, iconic buildings, and art festivals around the globe including: the Wright Museum of Art, Sears Tower, Union Station, Zhou B Art Center, Burning Man, and Symbiosis. His work is held in the Illinois State Museum public collection. 


Robin Wilson Carrier
Gita Khadiri
Mitch Mitchell
Micki Olin

Event Sponsors


One Paseo




Event Partners:

Bright Event Rentals
Eleven Eleven Wines
Ranch & Coast

Sweet & Savory Station Sponsors:

Bali Hai Restaurant
Bobboi Natural Gelato
Bull & Bourbon
Café Coyote
California Tap Room
Charles & Dinorah @ The Pearl Hotel
Choice Superfood
Coast Catering
Continental Catering
Cravory Cookies
Creative Catering
Dang Brother Pizza
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
Eclipse Chocolate
Extraordinary Desserts
Golden Door
Hash House a Go Go
Herringbone La Jolla
Kairoa Brewing CO.
Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Lumi by Akira Black
Mayas Cookies
MIHO Catering Co.
Mister A’s
Nobu San Diego
Searsucker San Diego
Stake Chophouse
Sugar Kiln
Sweet Petite Confections
The Corner Draft House
The Cravory
The French Gourmet
The Oceanaire
The Prado at Balboa Park
The Smoking Goat
The Wild Thyme Company
Tom Ham’s Lighthouse
Truluck’s Seafood, Steak, and Crab House
Wolf in the Woods





April 24, 2020
7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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