It’s time for a ‘Bloom Hunt’

Art in Bloom at 14th & Crittenden Streets NW

As part of this year’s annual National Cherry Blossom Festival, organizers have launched Art in Bloom, a community-wide public art exhibition in partnership with dozens of talented local and national artists . Presented by Amazon, Art in Bloom showcases the visual arts and reveals the creative and whimsical sides of the Festival and the nation’s capital.

Twenty-six Art in Bloom sculptures are currently installed in all eight D.C. wards, plus Maryland’s National Harbor and the Aurora Hills and Crystal City neighborhoods in Northern Virginia. On display through the end of May,, the artists’ unique designs on the 26 sculptures are sure to inspire fun and memorable moments.

Residents and visitors to the area are invited to follow the Art in Bloom map and to go on a Blossom Hunt – finding the 3D sculptures, posting photos to social media, and tagging their posts with the #ArtInBloom hashtag for a chance to be randomly selected to receive Festival prize packages.

“We can’t wait for everyone to see the artists’ designs on these 26 larger-than-life blossoms,” said Diana Mayhew, president and CEO of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Art in Bloom will culminate with a Blossom Auction in late spring 2021. Proceeds from the sale of the sculptures will support National Cherry Blossom Festival programs and community initiatives.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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