Natick’s Art in Bloom Brightens Downtown in April
By Cynthia Whitty
Natick’s Art in Bloom, floral arrangements inspired by public art, will be held downtown for the public to enjoy from 12 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 17 (rain date: April 18). The event is sponsored by the Natick Center Cultural District (NCCD) and the Natick Garden Club.
“NCCD and the Natick Garden Club have been working together to beautify our town for two decades,” Elizabeth Carroll, garden club member and coordinator of Natick’s Art in Bloom, said.
For the event Natick Garden Club members will design floral arrangements inspired by downtown Natick’s public, like The Unconventional Garden, Wings of the Butterfly, various electrical boxes, the bus stop mural, and mosaics.
The event will take place on Adams and Court streets. Visitors will walk through and view the works of art with the corresponding floral arrangements. Other works of art that are not in the immediate area will be photographed and the photos will be set on tables next to arrangements.
“Working off of the existing public art was a perfect fit for us,” Carroll explained. “We [garden club members] spend a lot of time in Natick Center, planting and caring for about 50 planters in all four seasons. Having the opportunity to interpret the various murals, mosaics, and public art projects through floral design is exciting. Flowers and art are a great combination. We hope Natick Art in Bloom is the beginning of a new tradition.”
The Natick Garden Club will also have an information table and some sidewalk sale items available, such as wildflower seed packets, DIY sunflower seed pots, and notecards.
NCCD Executive Director Athena Pandolf said, “We are thrilled to be able to partner with the Natick Garden Club on this event and to shed light on this fantastic group that provides beauty each season to the Natick Center downtown businesses and town. Their work adds joy and brilliance during a time when we need it most!”
Natick’s Art in Bloom will coincide with the Natick Center Sidewalk Sale.