Call For Artists

Art in Bloom


Call For Artists!

IT’S BLOOM TIME… and we need your creativity to help get giant cherry blossoms ready to hit the streets! The National Cherry Blossom Festival is seeking local and national artists to make these giant icons flourish across the Washington, DC area this Spring.

Be a part of Art in Bloom – a unique and exciting project designed to reveal the whimsical and imaginative sides of the Festival and our Nation’s Capital. Twenty-five cherry blossom sculptures will be installed throughout metro-DC from March 20th, and remain on display through the end of April 2021. The exhibition will culminate with a Blossom Auction with proceeds from the sale of sculptures supporting Festival programs and community initiatives.

Download the Call for Artists packet, which provides artist and participation guidelines, key dates, design rendering templates, and the link to the online submission application. Selected artists will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

Deadline for submission(s) is Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time).

Art in Bloom presented by Amazon is a premier event of the 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival, and is committed to making public art accessible and available for city-wide engagement, and to promote positive and fun artist and viewer experiences.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the beauty of nature and international friendship through programs, events, and educational initiatives that enhance our environment, showcase arts and culture, and build community spirit.



Get artist and participation guidelines, key dates, design rendering templates, link to online submission form and more by downloading the PDF below.