Smith-Gilbert Gardens Presents Art Blooms

KENNESAW, GA (April 04, 2024) – Smith-Gilbert Gardens invites the community to experience selected pieces from the permanent sculpture collection as they’ve never been seen before surrounded by thousands of blooms!

“The annual Art Blooms exhibit at Smith-Gilbert Gardens allows the community to enjoy spring and local art in a beautiful and unique setting,” says Dave Simpson, Executive Director of the Gardens. “Alongside a variety of spring blooms, you can find 12 specially painted wooden eggs, by Cobb County high school seniors, that make up this year’s exhibit. We are thankful to our sponsors and artists who bring extra individuality and beauty to the Gardens during this time of year.”

Art Blooms is an exhibit that spans over two months and includes a series of weekend artist demonstrations and workshops. There will be live demonstrations, performances and behind-the-scenes stories of the artist and sculptures.

  • April 6: Creative Photography Workshop
  • April 13: KSU Theatre for Young Audiences: “Opossum and the Season Stone”
  • April 20: Adult Acrylic Workshop and KSU’s Fabric and Textile Department presents “Bloom,” a garden-inspired fashion event.
  • April 27: Annual Plant Sale
  • May 4: “Perspectives”: KSU Master Craftsman Sculpture Exhibit
  • May 11: Bonsai Study Group with Curator, Rodney Clemons
  • May 18: Artist Demonstration- Plein Air Painting with Sheena Dickerson and Lorraine Kimsey
  • May 25: Creative Photography Workshop

Smith-Gilbert Gardens’ permanent sculpture collection features 29 outdoor pieces representing international, national and regional artists. For the duration of the exhibit, the permanent collection will be joined by a temporary outdoor exhibit featuring 12 specially painted wooden eggs, painted by seniors from four Cobb County High Schools. An additional 12 eggs are available to view in the Town Center Community along Noonday Creek Trail.

Art Blooms is supported in part by Town Center Community, Cobb County School Visual Arts Department and Cobb EMC Community Foundation. Additional support is provided by the City of Kennesaw, Smith-Gilbert Gardens Foundation, North Cobb Library, City of Kennesaw Art and Culture Commission and Kennesaw State University.

Art Blooms is included with regular Garden admission. Weekly Timed Tickets for Art Blooms are now available at Select workshops and classes include an additional fee.