Festival of Fine Arts and Flowers

Presented by Council of 101 in Partnership with Neiman Marcus

The Council of 101 is excited to announce its new springtime fundraiser: the Festival of Fine Arts and Flowers

A spectacular showcase combining Art in Bloom, Antiques Dealers, Tables in Bloom, and lifestyle expert James Farmer - all under one roof, offering a kaleidoscope of beauty and inspiration!

March 29-31, 2019

Friday/Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-4pm

GENERAL: $15 per person

The Council of 101 is excited to announce its new springtime fundraiser, the Festival of Fine Arts and Flowers, a museum-wide showcase combining spectacular fresh floral designs inspired by works from the Orlando Museums of Art’s permanent collection and current exhibitions. James Farmer, renowned author, gardener, floral and interior designer, cook and lifestyle expert joins a treasure trove of Antiques Dealers for this year’s show.

Art in Bloom, an allure of floral designs inspired by art and Tables in Bloom, a “place setting” of talents at the table created by local designers and tastemakers – all under one roof, offer a kaleidoscope of beauty and inspiration. Special events kick off on March 28 with a 60’s inspired Flower Power Party, a colorful evening for all to enjoy! Other events, including a speaking presentation and book signing by James Farmer, Mystery Home Tour, Appraisal Days, Sunday Jazz & More, Blossoms & Blooms, guided tours, workshops, family activities and tea room give added dimension to this fun-filled three-day Festival of Fine Arts and Flowers.




Thursday, March 28
Flower Power Opening Night Party
6:30 - 9:30pm

Be the first to experience the Festival of Fine Arts and Flowers at this exclusive Opening Night Party where guests will have a first look at the power of flowers to interpret art and design. Enjoy an open bar, specialty cocktails and sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, amid the sounds of mid-century music.  Shop among the Antiques Dealers, and in the Petals Boutique and Blossoms & Blooms flower sale or engage in a live fashion sketch experience!


Friday, March 29
Sip & Savor James Farmer VIP Event with Lecture & Book Signing

Be one of the lucky guests to meet and mingle with James Farmer a professional garden, floral and interior designer; cook, author and lifestyle expert.  Enjoy lite bites and libations before the lecture and book signing.


Guest Speaker: James Farmer Lecture & Book Signing

James Farmer’s natural Southern grace and warm personality light up any room! A skilled and entertaining speaker, Farmer is truly a fresh voice for his generation and will delight you with A Place to Call Home his most recent publication and first interior design book featuring eleven homes from Sea Island to Atlanta to St. Louis.


Saturday, March 30
Mystery Home Tour
11:00am / 12:00pm / 1:00pm / 2:00pm

Hop on board for this popular tour allows guests to be inspired by a stylish lakefront home filled with flawless design and exceptional taste at every turn.  The location will remain a mystery until your arrival.


Floral Design Workshop with Ian Tafoya

Ian Tafoya Designs will help you with a hands-on experience how to design an impressive Easter floral table centerpiece. All levels welcome! Please bring floral scissors to the workshop. All other materials provided.


Sunday, March 31
Create & Paint Garden Style Bouquet Workshop

Join FarmGal Flowers and Kara McKean Designs for an afternoon of beautiful floral design and watercolor painting! Create a garden style bouquet with fresh cut flowers and learn how to paint watercolor florals so you can create your watercolor artwork. All levels welcome! Please bring floral scissors to class. All other materials provided.


Friday, Saturday + Sunday, March 29-31
What’s It Worth? Appraisals
$10 Per Item/ Limit 2 Items / Verbal Appraisal Only
General Admission ticket required / Reservations begin at 12:00pm

Do you have a family heirloom or interesting “find?” Antiques expert and Show Manager Charlie Miller will give you a professional appraisal of your treasure.




Art in Bloom
Be inspired by spectacular floral designs interpreting individual works of art from the Orlando Museum of Art’s permanent and current exhibitions.

Petals Boutique
Shop in our pop-up boutique where you will find a little something special for all your springtime gatherings, holidays and events.

Blossoms & Blooms
Join us daily in our garden shop to pick up a special flowering gift for yourself or a friend!

Council of 101 Tea Room
Enjoy tasty cuisine served with a smile and warm hospitality. Relax with friends over a glass of iced tea or wine and try some delectable menu items and homemade desserts!



The Festival of Fine Arts and Flowers is an exciting new spring-time event for the Council of 101. Many ideas and features must come together before a successful conclusion can occur. In the past, ‘Art in Bloom’ has been offered in a smaller capacity. Renowned Central Florida florists have supported the event and participated. They again have joined us this year to inspire visitors with their floral interpretations of the OMA’s art collection.

This year we have a new partner, the Orlando Garden Club, which has been instrumental in engaging other garden clubs and their members in our effort to expand ‘Art in Bloom.’ Their members’ engagement and enthusiasm has been rewarding.   

‘Art in Bloom’ is the culmination of two special partnerships. Thank you to all our floral designers who have come together to make the Council of 101’s Festival of Fine Arts and Flowers a springtime success!

Art in Bloom Floral Designers, 2019

Coffee Garden Floral Boutique        
Joyce Adams                    

Farm Gal Flowers
Eileen Tongson

Flourish Productions
Brian Joyce, Richard Streitler

Ian Tafoya Designs
Ian Tafoya

In Bloom Florist
Sally Kobylinski, Dani Gill, Erin Stoltz, Rochelle Koontz

Kelly Shannon Floral

Lee Forrest Designs

Little Wild Blooms
Stephanie Forshee

Shaun O ’Dwyer

Soho Interior Design
Carmen Dick
carmen @sohointeriordesign.com

The Tiny Orchid Company 
Joannie Stoddard and Cathy Cascio

Art in Bloom Garden Club Designers

Orlando Garden Club
Debra Booth 
Charlotte Denmark
Octive Healey
Jan Holliday
Caroline Thomas and Bobbie Lang 
Allison McClelland
Billie Wiggins

Sweetwater Oaks Garden Club 
Margaret Kirkpatrick 
Arlene Polacheck 
Karen Forrest 

Winter Park Garden Club 
Emily Bader
Carol Cavannaugh
Ann Newhouse, 
Cynthia Pesch
Jan Reker 

Windermere Garden Club/Lady Lake Garden Club
Ceme Curley
Joan Prasky 
Maureen Tuber

Irene Gomulka, Ikebana International #132



Barbara Fellman
McIntosh, FL

The Button Box
Cedarburg, WI

Evans & Son Fine Jewelers
Daytona Beach, FL

Frank Larned Antiques
Port Orange, FL

Linda Ketterling Fine Majolica
Toledo, OH

MacBain Fine Art
Lebanon, TN

McDonough Fine Art
Atlanta, GA 

P & S Antiques
Lake Worth, FL

RMS Enterprises
Hartsville, TN

Sue Robinette
Monticello, KY

The Victorian Rose
Melbourne, FL

For further information, please call the Council of 101's office at 407.896.4231 ext. 254 or email councilof101@omart.org