Rebecca Hawkins, owner of Bird & Bumble, presented at the Milwaukee Art Museum as a first time contributor on April 12-15, 2018. We look forward to participating again next year!

Photography by  KC Love Photography

Photography by KC Love Photography


Spring comes alive at the Milwaukee Art Museum in April with the annual Art in Bloom event weekend. Stunning art-inspired floral installations will be set among three floors of Collection Galleries in the Saarinen and Kahler buildings, along with features in the Quadracci Pavilion.

Marketplaces filled with flowers, clothing, purses, jewelry, beauty products, garden accessories, and more feature local vendors and artisans.

Inspirational and informative presentations focus on fashion, flowers, and food. Over 10,000 guests visit the Milwaukee Art Museum throughout the four-day event to view the magnificent colors of spring and experience the art in the Museum’s Collection in fresh ways.


Photo by  Natalie Puls

Photo by Natalie Puls

Rebecca Hawkins

Rebecca is a recent transplant to the Milwaukee area after having spent the past decade across continents in various artist communities, she finds herself rooting her business in an extremely welcoming city. Her years spent teaching art in Southern Germany appreciating a more traditional apprentice approach to her primary craft, ceramics, and then subsequently four more years working in the arts in New York City give Rebecca a more global perspective. Rebecca has recently returned to her midwest roots and family trade to sculpt with flowers. Her love for flowers stems from childhood days past watching her mother custom design wedding arrangements at home, often using what was available straight from the garden. Rebecca aims to refocus Milwaukee residents back to pride in the finest local materials. This continental outlook on the relationship of local materials and local residents beckons back to a more provincial way of providing beauty to one’s neighbor.