Sunday, May 22, 2016

Garden Art: Mitchell Park Domes' Art in the Green

Unfortunately, one of Milwaukee's greatest treasures, the Mitchell Park Domes, has been closed since earlier this year due to structural concerns that need to be addressed - to the tune of thousands of dollars.  The good news is, the "Show Dome" where the revolving displays occur throughout the year, re-opened earlier this month.  This weekend, to celebrate, the Domes had a free art show in the Show Dome as well as the atrium and the main greenhouse, where artists sold paintings, photographs, drawings and jewelry to the public.

Many of the paintings for sale coincided with the flowers and plants featured in the Show Dome.

In addition to the art work for sale, I got to see a lot of the region's natural flowers including beautiful Easter lilies.

And hydrangeas.

The coolest part of the art show was the outdoor art installation where 50 artists painted posies throughout our four seasons on 50 different canvases.

I'm so glad that the Mitchell Park Domes is, once again, open for business, even in its limited capacity.  It is a treasure for Milwaukee and often voted as one of its best tourist attractions.  We're so lucky to have such an amazing indoor garden right outside our doorsteps!

1 comment:

  1. I definitely dream about going to this party place again. The live music at venues in Houston was an added bonus, providing a backdrop for the fun hours spent imbibing, tasting, and chatting up with the breweries and beer distributors.