Art With An Expiration Date In Flat Rock

Some artwork exists for centuries. Yet some pieces are temporary. The Gallery at Flat Rock pairs lasting creations with fleeting ones for its fifth annual “Art in Bloom” exhibit, Sept. 26-27. Located just south of downtown Hendersonville, the gallery is known for its finely curated art and craft.

The exhibit features 20 pieces of artwork, such as paintings, sculptures and jewelry. Each piece is paired with a floral display. The flowers’ colors, style and arrangement tie directly to the art.

“We are regularly blown away with the creative vision and whimsy of the floral designers for this event, which is fast becoming a tradition here,” says Suzanne Camarata, owner of The Gallery at Flat Rock.

Area artists submitted works throughout the summer,  and judges selected 20 for the exhibit. Twenty professional floral designers then studied the pieces and created fresh floral interpretations based on what they saw. For visitors, the exhibit is a vibrant, multisensory experience. The first exhibit of this kind took place at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in 1976.

Camarata typically holds “Art in Bloom” Memorial Day weekend to coincide with Hendersonville’s Garden Jubilee, but the exhibit was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The gallery is now open with safety protocols in place.

“Art in Bloom” begins with a ticketed preview party on Friday, Sept. 25, from 5 – 8pm. Tickets are $25. A limited number of people will be allowed into the gallery at one time, and refreshments will be served outside.  Regular hours for the exhibit are 10am – 6pm.  Saturday and Sunday. All artwork is available for purchase.  For additional details, go to 

For visitors who wish to stay for the weekend, Flat Rock and Hendersonville offer a variety of lodging options, including cabins and vacation rentals. 

To learn more about summer activities in Hendersonville, go to or call (800) 828-4244.