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Some of 'Art In Bloom' exhibit flowers to be donated to homes on north side

Posted at 6:31 AM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 08:21:18-04

MILWAUKEE -- You may have been one of the record number of people who came out to see this year's "Art In Bloom" at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Now that all 14,000 visitors are gone, where do many of the flowers go? The answer: Habitat For Humanity homes.

The Art Museum's Amanda Peterson was touched to find out for us, a team of volunteers will soon use the plants sitting under the Calatrava and plant them in front yards on the north side.

Leaders inside one of the most beautiful buildings in our city hope to use some of those flowers to spruce up deserving Milwaukee families front yards for free.

The hope is for it to be an extension of their four-day exhibition, that allowed florists to interpret creations on display.

The floral designers have until 10 a.m. Tuesday to pick up their creations and take home.

Though you'll have to wait until next year to catch a glimpse, this year's has a chance to live on, once our weather calms down.