Art in Bloom Festival | best of what to do | Southern Oregon



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Event Description

Art in Bloom is held every Mother’s Day weekend…Click their site link for full details…

On behalf of the entire city of Medford, I invite you to join us in this springtime celebration of fine arts and flowers. Downtown Medford will be filled with fascinating sights and sounds as it hosts thousands of people during this two-day visual arts, entertainment, and cultural event held every Mother’s Day weekend.   Enjoy fun activities for whole family including a children’s area, music & performances, and over 120 artists and horticulturists displaying their best works.

n Mother’s Day weekend Downtown Medford will host its 15th annual Art in Bloom Festival, presented by the City of Medford, The Mail Tribune, US Bank, RVTD, Horton Foundation, Lawrence’s Jewelers & Bricktowne Brew. The event expects to draw over 15,000 people.

Art in Bloom is a spectacular springtime festival showcasing fine artists from the West Coast. Approximately 90 artists and horticulturists have been selected to exhibit and sell their work. A fine selection of photographers, jewelers, garden décor’, painters, and much more all handmade. Artisans are located on Main, Central and Bartlett streets. Please visit our Information booth in Vogel Plaza to receive your map of the event and entertainment lineup for the weekend. Also enter our giveaway to win gifts from our Artisans. We will be having giveaways every hour!!

This event features live entertainment, great food, children’s art tent, chalk art creation & lemonade stands. Life Art/ Life Track will be at the event creating Graffiti art LIVE for you to watch! You can find this display on Central Avenue right outside of Central Art Supply.

This is an event that has something for the entire family!

Nature Joe will entertain the kids with his large selection of reptiles and animals. The kids will be able to hold lizards, snakes, a hedgehog and much more! Nature Joe’s ark will be located in the parking lot between the Rogue Gallery and the Craterian Theater.

Annie the clown presents Fun Town!!! Jump house, interactive puppet theater and will be brightening up kids faces with her amazing face paintings! Annie will be happy to see you on 7th & central.

Science Works is bringing several hands on exhibits for the curious minds of all. On Central Avenue outside of Middleford Yarn Co.

BMX Freestyle show !!! To celebrate our 15th year we are hosting an exhilarating BMX show. This show is fun for all ages. Saturday show times are noon, 2pm & 4pm. Sunday show times are 11am-1pm & 3pm. Enter at each show to win a BMX bike. Sponsored by Bricktowne Brew

Hope Ranch will be helping kids plant a flower for mom on her special day. Hosted by the Grange Co-op, Lithia and US Bank. They will also have a full petting zoo with baby ducks, goats and a pony the kids can brush. All Free!!!

Jamie Bryn will be creating a chalk art display for us throughout the event. You will need to check in often to see the progress and watch the picture come to life. Families can purchase a chalk square and leave their mark on downtown. Chalk squares are $5.00.

Art in Bloom will have one stage packed with local entertainment: Ann & Friends, The Syndicate, RV German Band, Dance Arts Academy, Miss Diana’s School of Ballet, and Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre just to name a few. Our demonstration area showcases America’s Best Kids, Spartan Boxing, Country Line Dancing and other local groups. The Bartlett stage is located in AmericanWest Bank parking lot.

Calligraphy, spinning, weaving and blown glass displays are ongoing all weekend in Vogel Plaza and Theater Alley.

Kid entrepreneurs will have lemonade stands that they have designed. And will be selling tastes of their special recipes created as their exclusive drink. They will be placed throughout the festival for $1.00 per taste. Help support these ambitious youngsters.

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