Tickets will go on sale for non-members next Wed. Apr. 14. The exhibit will run for two extended weekends June 3–6 + June 10–13.
This year, the exhibit will feature more than 30 floral arrangements, many of which will change during the week between the two weekend events.
Also making a comeback this year will be the trash can bouquets and installations around Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. They’ll be popping up in new locations and iterations in the weeks leading up to Art in Bloom. Follow NCMA’s social media platforms @ncartmuseum to see where they’re at — bonus points if you snap a pic of them in the wild and tag us #RALtoday.
2020 trash can installation in Chapel Hill | Photo courtesy of NCMA
Tickets start at $18 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Children 6 and under are free. Proceeds from Art in Bloom support museum programming and exhibitions + benefit the NCMA Foundation.
Note: The museum will be operating at a reduced capacity, and cloth face coverings and social distancing are required. Find more about the NCMA’s visitor updates here.
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ComingSoon ○ Durham is getting a new lunch + dinner restaurant this summer — Queeny’s. From the creators of cocktail bar Kingfisher comes a new space featuring a drip coffee bar, a bookshop, a podcast studio. Queeny’s will be located directly above Kingfisher, at 319 E Chapel Hill St. ○ Heights House Hotel, the newly renovated boutique hotel located in Raleigh’s historic Boylan Heights neighborhood, is now accepting reservations for stays beginning May 6. Book your stayin one of the luxurious suites. Bonus: Breakfast is included with your visit. 🛎️ Ⓟ
Coronavirus ○ All adults in NC ages 16 and older are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination. Click here to see where + how to get your shot in the Triangle area. (WRAL) ○ NC is set to receive ~$95 million in additional funding from the federal government to expand programs aimed at vaccinating and testingminority and underserved communities. (The News & Observer)
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TheBuy ○ Raleigh-based startupVirtue Labs — backed by actressJennifer Garner — launched a new product that aims to help an estimated 30 million women who currently suffer from hair loss. The product, Flourish, can be found on their website. (Tech Wire)
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This Saturday, downtown Durham is bringing back The Streetery — a time when Central Park is open for pedestrian traffic, complete with festive lights, music, and performers. From 1–9 p.m., visitors can shop, dine-in, or carry out from any of the local vendors.
The event will be held on the 2nd + 4th Saturday of each month, with more information being posted on here.
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Learn ○ THRiVE 2021: Virtual Leadership Summit | Wed., Apr. 7–Thurs., Apr. 8 | 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. + 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. | Virtual | $109+ | The summit includes keynote speakers + workshops that teach participants about providing effective leadership and how to help the Triangle community address its most pressing issues.