Bouquets to Art 2018

March 13, 2018March 18, 2018

For one week only, the de Young hosts its annual floral takeover, now in its 34th year. Florists from San Francisco to Tokyo breathe new life into our collections, creating their own masterpieces inspired by the works of art. It’s not just fun and flowers—proceeds from Bouquets to Art help to underwrite exhibitions, conservation projects, and education programs at the Fine Arts Museums. Bouquets to Art is organized by the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums.

Ticket Information

Seniors (65+):$25
Students (w/ valid ID):$19
Youth (6-17):$13
Children (5 and Under):Free


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Photo-free Period
Friday, March 16 | 9:30 am–noon

Members-only Viewing Hours
Wednesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 15 | 6–8 pm

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Program Admission

This year’s programs offer demonstrations and conversations about flowers, decor, and lifestyle. The ticket price for each program is $50 and includes general admission to Bouquets to Art. All events take place at the de Young museum in Golden Gate Park.

Note: To keep flowers as fresh as possible, the temperature of the Koret Auditorium may be cooler than usual. Please dress accordingly.

Opening Night Gala

Monday, March 12 | 7–10 pm
VIP Entry at 5:30 pm

Bouquets to Art Opening Night Gala

Be the first to see the exhibits and enjoy a festive evening filled with optical and culinary delights. Join us in celebrating the thirty-fourth presentation of this annual event.

Individual tickets range from $200 to $425. Advance purchase required. Patron-level tickets offer early admission and some levels offer gala seating.

See the full list of Patron benefits. RSVP early, as tables sell out quickly! Call 415-750-3593 or download the order form.

Luxury-Prize Benefit Raffle

Seven-Night U.K. Garden Tour

Tuesday, March 13–Sunday, March 18 | Wilsey Court
$20 per ticket | $100 for 6

Purchasing tickets for the benefit raffle is another way to support the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Tickets can be purchased on site during BTA week at the raffle desk in Wilsey Court. The raffle drawing will be held Sunday, March 18, at the de Young; winners need not be present.

A. Seven-Night U.K. Garden Tour                                 

Enjoy a seven-night horticultural break for two adults at one of HF Holidays’ country houses around the United Kingdom. Includes full-board accommodations, garden visits with area experts, and all transportation and admissions to gardens. Airfare not included.

B. Nouveau San Francisco                                              

Be part of the newest happenings in San Francisco. Enjoy two nights at San Francisco Proper Hotel, the city’s first luxury lifestyle lodging to open in over a decade. The package also includes hotel restaurant credit, tickets to the Smuin Ballet, and gift certificates to local restaurants.

C. Classic San Francisco Staycation                          

Be a tourist in your own backyard. This prize includes two nights at the stunning Palace Hotel, admission passes to Pier 39, a collection of restaurant gift certificates, and tickets to the San Francisco Symphony and Smuin Ballet.

D. Manhattan Behind the Scenes                                 

There’s nothing quite like Sunday in New York. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour and tea at Christie’s auction house and a night at the unique Library Hotel, next to the main branch of the New York Public Library. Airfare not included.

E. Sonoma Extravaganza                                               

Enjoy a tour of the Sunset Test Gardens at Cornerstone, a floral workshop with Tesoro Flowers, a cooking class at Ramekins, bubbles and bites at Gloria Ferrer, and two nights at the Cottage Inn and Spa.

F. Catered Party                                                                 

Host a party at your home for up to fifty guests! Foxtail Catering & Events will provide a full-service event in your home with appetizers and beverages. Save this event for a birthday, anniversary, or simply a night to gather your friends and family together. Sit back and relax and let Foxtail do the rest!

Ticket entries are not tax deductible. All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

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