Art in Bloom 1999
Victoria BC

Put together by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, it was a wonderful example of what can happen when art meets horticulture.

The Gallery was transformed into a floral wonderland - designers interpreted art works and created floral displays to go along with them. Speakers from as far away as Ireland spoke and there were demonstrations on everything from watercolour painting to Bonsai. Empress Tea was served each afternoon while guests got to preview the lastest in trends with a roving fashion show.

The highlights were the Silent Auction and the Bloomin' Gala on Saturday night. The Silent Auction had everything from aprons to works of art. The Gala was wonderful!! The food and entertainment was a fitting end to an elegant event.

A special Thank you to Jean Addison and all the wonderful people we met while there...they are a kind and generous group who worked very hard to put the whole event together!

I am including a few pictures of this event and hope you enjoy them! Oh...and I also threw in a picture of me leaving after the Gala with 'Art'...He was my guest that evening...(actually he was 'won' in the Silent Auction by my sister in law and Tom had to head off to Winnipeg that afternoon and missed the event) and the artwork on my lap is what I won in the auction!

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