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Flowers to fill the cathedral



Flowers appear as cake during last year's Flower Festival at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. This year's festival, Jan. 29-30, will be co-sponsored by Cathedral Arts Project and Lauritzen Gardens.
Photo by Lisa Schulte

"Art and Flowers" is the new concept for the 19th annual Cathedral Flower Festival to be held Saturday, Jan. 29, and Sunday, Jan. 30, at St. Cecilia Cathedral, 701 N. 40th St., Omaha.

This is a first-time collaborative effort between Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha's Botanical Center, and Cathedral Arts Project as co-sponsors for the festival. It will be a fundraiser for both Lauritzen Gardens and Cathedral Arts Project.

The event will feature dozens of classic and contemporary artworks from regional artists and private collections, and select area floral designers' personal interpretations of the artwork via floral design. Joslyn Art Museum will also be lending a piece of artwork for display.

The weekend event also includes a candlelight viewing and patron party on Friday, Jan. 28 (reservations necessary), musical artists performing throughout the festival, and viewing times for special needs individuals (please call for further information).

The festival is free with free-will donations accepted.

On Jan. 29, the festival is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. On Jan. 30, it is open from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit www.cathedralartsproject.org or call 558-3100.

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