Needham’s Art in Bloom: A bit of our history
Needham’s Art in Bloom, now in its 15th year, was modeled after the annual spring Art in Bloom presented by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Beth Shalom Garden Club’s goal, inspired by Sue Kaplan and Allison Shapiro, was to organize a community event that would engage people of all ages, interests, and life experiences.
Garden club members are paired with artwork by talented Needham High School art students for floral interpretation.
Needham’s Art in Bloom continues to grow with the dedication of garden club members, Needham High School Fine Arts Department staff with faculty coordinator Maria Sartori, and the support from the participants of Needham and Kalmia garden clubs.
This event has earned several awards. Nationally, The Goldin Foundation for Excellence has recognized the annual exhibit with an Exemplary Project Award. In addition, it has been presented with Special Achievement and civic Public Relations awards from The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts.
Thank you to our committed sponsor Roche Bros. and to our Needham Public Library Coordinator Gay Ellen Dennett who has been with us since the early years.