National Cherry Blossom Festival Partners With Amazon to Promote Visual Arts Project

Call for artists open through Jan. 22 to submit Art in Bloom sculptures

Photo: S.Stanton for Visit Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, VA-Recently, the National Cherry Blossom Festival announced a partnership with Amazon to present Art in Bloom.

Art in Bloom is described in a press release as “a project to celebrate the visual arts and showcase the whimsy and creativity of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the Nation’s Capital.”

For this special project, 25 oversized cherry blossom sculptures will be painted by local and national artists and installed at a variety of outdoor locations across the D.C. area, starting Mar. 20, That day is the first of this year’s National Cherry Blossom Festival.

The call for artists is open through Jan. 22 at 5 p.m.. Artists of all ages and styles, from across the D.C. region and beyond, are encouraged to apply. Find out how to enter a submission by visiting: nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/call-for-artists.

Art in Bloom is expected to be a positive and fun experience for the metro area. The exhibition will culminate with a Blossom Auction in late spring. during which the sculptures will be sold. Proceeds will benefit National Cherry Blossom Festival programs and community initiatives.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Amazon for Art in Bloom, an exciting new project that will ignite the spirit of spring with wonderful giant blossom sculptures for all to see,” said Diana Mayhew, President and CEO of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. “We’re on the hunt for 25 talented artists to help us ready these giant icons for their debut on March 20.”

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