Next weekend offers a chance to celebrate spring at the Brunnier Art Museum’s annual pairing of art and flowers. The ninth-annual Brunnier in Bloom event will be on display in the museum, located on the second floor of the Scheman Building, from Friday to Sunday, March 24 to 26.

The display is known for combining creations from Iowa florists, garden clubs and individuals with art from the museum’s current exhibitions. Florists are asked to select an individual work of art on display and create a floral arrangement inspired by their selection.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Brunnier in Bloom kicks off from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 24, with Flowers After Hours.

The opening night of University Museums’ annual Brunnier in Bloom showcases the talents of floral designers. Museumgoers on Friday night will be the first to hear the judges’ choices as this year’s winners, while enjoying music, light refreshments and mingling with the floral designers.

This year’s judges are Kate Gregory, ISU senior vice president for university services; Rob Wallace, artist and associate professor of botany; Frankie Parrott; and Vicki Lage from Perry.

Music will be provided by Dang Felton and Michaela Thompson.

On Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26, Brunnier in Bloom will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitors will be able to cast their votes for the People’s Choice award and participate in a silent auction and raffle for prizes donated by local businesses, the proceeds of which will support University Museums educational programming. Children’s crafts will also be offered both days.

On Saturday, March 25, at 2 p.m., “Designing Your Home Landscape” will be presented by ISU landscape architect Chris Strawhacker.

All Brunnier in Bloom visitors will receive a half-off admission pass to Reiman Gardens for the same weekend.