Announcing Needham Art In Bloom 2023

Celebrating 15 Years

Needham, MA — Beth Shalom Garden Club and the Needham High School Fine Arts Department proudly announces our award-winning Needham Art in Bloom 2023 on Saturday, March 11th from 9-5 and Sunday March 12 from  1-4, you can view this year's exhibit at the Needham Public Library. We are thrilled that Maria Sartori has continued to be our Needham High School Faculty Coordinator. Beth Shalom Garden Club co-chair Sue Kaplan expressed that Needham’s Art in Bloom “Really appeals to everyone – art lovers, flower lovers, seniors, students, couples, families with young children…everyone!” This free multi-generational exhibit, organized by Beth Shalom Garden Club, will feature mixed media high school student artwork with floral interpretations designed by its members and participants from Kalmia and Needham garden clubs. This year’s event has been generously sponsored by Roche Bros.

Needham’s Art in Bloom was modeled after the annual springtime exhibit Art in Bloom presented by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Beth Shalom Garden Club’s goal was to organize a community event that would engage people of all ages, interests, and life experiences. Needham’s Art in Bloom has earned three prestigious awards. Most recently, in June 2018, the Garden Club Federation of MA presented Beth Shalom Garden Club with a civic PUBLIC RELATIONS AWARD.

The GCFM also awarded Beth Shalom Garden Club with the SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in June 2010 for its successful creation and execution of Needham's Art in Bloom. In December 2016, Needham’s Art in Bloom was recognized and honored nationally by The Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education with an EXEMPLARY PROJECT AWARD.

The exhibit, now in its fifteenth year, has become a well-received annual event. Just before the national shut down in March 2020, over 3,700 people filled the Needham Public Library during the weekend long-exhibit to see the 70+ displays.  Two Virtual Art in Blooms were produced during the pandemic and can be seen on our Gallery Page!

Needham resident Jean H. was truly captivated after viewing the art and flowers. She described the sentiments of many visitors in the guest book: “What a wonderful demonstration of the talent in Needham. The student’s work is impressive and thought-provoking. The floral demonstrations are beautifully creative and inspiring. This is a lovely example of informal education combined with community spirit. Thank you!”

If further information is needed in regard to this press release, please contact the chair-woman:

Sue Kaplan
[email protected]
Phone: (781) 444-6085


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