50+ Years of Community Participation
We have been an integral member of the Twin Cities art experience for decades. Our members regularly exhibit and demonstrate throughout the metro area with partners such as Como Park Conservatory, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Normandale Community College, the University of Minnesota and other venues. Our work has been incorporated into fine art shows, and included as part of the environment at the Ordway Japanese Garden Teahouse, where some of our members also practice and demonstrate tea ceremony. The following portfolio of our art and activities will give you a greater sense of who we are and what we have to offer. We hope you will take this opportunity to get to know us better.
Workshops are designed to offer members hands-on experience with specific flowers and materials. Workshops also contain an educational component with information about plant cultivators, cultural significance, container materials, and growing tips. Workshops are led by teachers from our chapter and from abroad.
In addition to displaying flower arrangements, our members provide demonstrations to the community as a means of educating people about our art and simply to share the joy of Ikebana.
We exhibit on a regular basis, partnering with local institutions to participate in various cultural activities. The opportunity to create and display arrangements for the public enables us to increase our exposure and introduce thousands of people each year to the art of Ikebana.