Bouquets to Art 2018

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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.

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.

Benefit Raffle

Tuesday, March 13 to 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.


Grand Patron

Diane B. Wilsey

Honorary Gala Chair

Lorna Meyer Calas

Exhibit and Floral Fashions Partner

Lonna Wais Family

Executive Sponsor

Kilroy Realty Corporation

Bouquets to Art is presented by the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums.  Additional Support is provided by Baccarat; B|O|S; Dodge & Cox; Gump’s; Eileen Holl; Barbara Johnson; Merrill Lynch Investment & Private Banking; Cristina and Robert Morris; Northern Trust; RSM US LLP; Sloat Garden Center; Kate and John Sullivan; the Belvedere-Tiburon Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums; the East Bay Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums; and the Ross Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums.

In-Kind Support

Boyd Family Vineyard, Bryan’s Market, California Academy of Sciences, Cal-Mart, Sonya and Paul Cesari, Christie’s Auction House, Cottage Inn & Spa, Della Santina’s, Dom Perignon, Foxtail Catering, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, Hafner Vineyard, HF Holidays Walking and Activity Holidays, Hog Island Oyster Company Traveling Oyster Bar, Allison Huegel and James Sergi, JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset, K & L Wine Merchants, La Belle Gourmande, Library Hotel, Noah’s Bagels, Darice  and Jeffrey O’Neill, Palace Hotel, Peet’s Coffee, Susan Pelligrini, Pier 39, Bill and Eva Price, Tom and Gwen Price, Ramekins, Ram’s Gate Winery, San Francisco Flower Mart, San Francisco Proper Hotel, San Francisco Symphony, See’s Candies, SF Bay Aventures, Skyline Flowers, Smuin Contemporary American Ballet, Sonoma Cornerstone, Sosie Wines, Starbucks Coffee Company, State Bird Provisions, Tablas Creek, Trefethen Family Vineyards, David Vallarino Personal Chef, and VMG Partners.

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