The Brunnier Art Museum celebrates its seventh annual Brunnier in Bloom this weekend, March 27-29. The event -- a marriage of art and flowers -- kicks off with a Flowers After Hours reception on Friday (6-8 p.m.) to reveal this year's winners. Visitors can meet the floral artists and enjoy live music, cupcakes and a cash bar.
The weekend showcase of entries, which runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days in the Scheman Center's Brunnier Art Museum, includes daily youth crafts, a presentation on native Iowa plants (1 p.m. Saturday), a raffle and a silent auction. Visitors can cast their ballot for the People's Choice award. The event is free and open to the public.