It’s back, and in its 29th year. Courtesy of the production and organization of the volunteer members of the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, the DeYoung Museum is hosting their annual Bouquets to Art event. It is of course the coordination between art and flowers, complete with a gala, lunches, and a chance to win prizes.
From March 19th to the 23rd, the museum will feature over 100 of the most innovative floral designers from the Bay Area, who will create spectacular floral arrangements, thus paying tribute and drawing inspiration from the art of DeYoung’s permanent collection. Kicking off the event is an Opening Night Gala and Preview on March 18th, which will feature a dinner buffet, cocktails and entertainment. Plus DeYoung’s special exhibitions Girl with a Pearl Earring and Rembrandt’s Century, will be on view for the evening. However, it is going to be a bit pricey, as advance tickets start at $150, but the exhibition will start at general admission. Throughout the week of Bouquets to Art, there will also be a range of special events, including floral demonstrations, catered lunches, and a raffle drawing for deluxe prizes. Also at the event will be a BTA Boutique, featuring artisan jeweler trunk shows, courtesy of the museum stores.
Bouquets to Art is a annual event where money is raised by volunteer members of the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, supporting conservation projects, education programs, and special exhibitions at not only the DeYoung Museum, but the Legion of Honor. So far, $5 million have been raised, since it first began. Log on to deyoung.famsf.org for more information.