Main Street Takoma has received an Art in Bloom Sculpture from the National Cherry Blossom Festival to celebrate visual arts and the spirit of spring. The sculpture, shaped like a giant cherry blossom seat, is called CELEBRATION and was created by artist Sandra Perez-Ramos as part of the 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Art in Bloom project. Join us for an official unveiling and meet the artist on Saturday, March 20th, 2021 at 12:30pm in Takoma at 6902 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20012 (in front of The SpiceSuite).
Art in Bloom is a community-wide public art exhibition showcasing the visual arts and revealing the creative and whimsical sides of the Festival and the nation’s capital. Twenty-six Art in Bloom sculptures that feature unique designs painted by local artists will be installed by March 20, the 2021 Festival’s opening day, in all eight wards of Washington, D.C., plus Maryland’s National Harbor and the Aurora Hills and National Landing neighborhoods in Northern Virginia.
The Art in Bloom sculptures are sure to inspire fun and memorable moments. Residents and visitors to the D.C. area can follow the Art in Bloom Map to go on a Blossom Hunt for a chance to win Festival prize packages:
- Finding the 3D sculptures;
- Taking photos and posting them to social media using the #ArtInBloom hashtag; and
- Tagging the Festival’s Facebook (@cherryblossomfestival), Instagram (@cherryblossfest), and Twitter (@cherryblossfest) handles (as well as @mainstreettakoma when you post photos of ours!)
For more information about the Art in Bloom project, sponsors and prizes, visit nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/art-in-bloom
Also, happening – the National Cherry Blossom Festival is inviting neighbors across the District to celebrate this year’s cherry blossom season by decorating their porches, yards, and windows as part of their Petal Porch Parade. The Petal Porch Parade will take place from March 20 – April 11. Register and your address will be included in a virtual map with the locations of all registered locations so neighbors can plan a walk around the neighborhood to see and share the celebration. The National Cherry Blossom Festival will select neighborhoods with high participation for a Petal Procession on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11 consisting of vehicles painted by local artists cruising the neighborhood.