Art Alive 2019
The San Diego Museum of Art is pleased to announce the return of beloved Art Alive 2019 (April 12 - 14). As the Museum’s signature fundraiser and a highly anticipated spring tradition, the event features nearly 100 floral designers’ interpretations of famous works of art throughout the Museum, filling the galleries with a brilliant crescendo of color and scent. Art Alive has grown significantly since it launched in 1982. The four-day event welcomes more than 12,000 guests to the exhibition and 1,400 guests to Bloom Bash, the popular opening celebration. This year, Bloom Bash will expand into the Plaza de Panama to accommodate a growing guest list, new activities including a Ferris wheel, and 45 restaurant vendors.
This year, Jennifer McGarigle, the founder of Floral Art, has been selected as the Rotunda Designer. McGarigle will transform the Museum’s rotunda into a large-scale floral display themed after the Alfred Eisenstaedt: Life and Legacy photography exhibition, which opens Art Alive weekend. McGarigle’s rotunda design is inspired by the idea of flowers frozen in time, just as moments are captured in photographs.