After having to cancel last year’s event because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Everhart Museum, Scranton, will is bringing back its Art in Bloom program.

The program, which has taken place at museums across the country since 1976, features fresh floral arrangements crafted by local designers that interpret items in the museums’ collections. This year’s Everhart program will display several pieces of art and other objects alongside the floral arrangements to create “a visual juxtaposition that speaks to art and nature lovers alike,” according to an announcement.

Set for Friday, March 26, and Saturday, March 27, Art in Bloom will kick off with a virtual VIP preview on Friday at 6 p.m. That will include a preview of the arrangements plus entertainment put together by the Scranton Fringe Festival.

On Saturday, the public can view¬† the exhibit from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with pay-as-you-wish admission. The community can vote for their favorite arrangements, and the museum will announce the winner of the people’s choice award that afternoon.

The public also can take mobile tours of the Everhart’s galleries, pick up take-home crafts and activities, and shop at a nature-inspired marketplace.

On the weekend prior to the program, the Everhart will offer free floral-inspired online classes in categories such as pressed flowers, watercolor painting and cookie making. The live and pre-recorded courses will take place Saturday, March 20, between 10 a.m. and 4 pm. Advance registration is required.

The Everhart will remains closed for maintenance and will reopen Saturday, March 6.

For details, call 570-346-7186 or email