Winter Blooms

Winter Blooms is a site-specific public art project supported by the Town of Brookline, Brookline Arts Center and the Brookline Commission for the Arts. The installation will debut in Coolidge Corner on November 15 2017, transforming the area into an enchanted village using illuminated LED flowers. Inspired by the Witch Hazel flower that blooms in the cold winter months, Winter Blooms will inspire a sense of energy and wonder as we enter holiday season.

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Recent Press:

Metro Boston, "'Winter Blooms' art installation brings brightness to Brookline"

Wicked Local Brookline, "How First Light Brookline got its start"

Wicked Local Brookline, "‘Winter Blooms,’ new public art project, lights up Coolidge Corner"

Brookline Patch, "New Public Art In Brookline To Light Up Coolidge Corner"

Brookline Patch, "New Public Art In Brookline's Coolidge Corner"

Community Involvement

Leading up to the installation Hilary Zelson will host community workshops for participants to create their own flowers that will be used in the display.

Workshops were held at Coolidge Corner Library on October 14 from 1-4:30pm, at Brookline Art Center on October 15 from 12-3pm, and at the Brookline Senior Center October 20 and October 27 from 1-3pm, and are open free to the public.

Zelson’s installation of the temporary public artwork coincides with First Light Brookline from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 30, 2017, the annual town cultural festival and night of holiday shopping that encourages people to buy locally.

Zelson’s installation of the temporary public artwork coincides with First Light Brookline from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 30, 2017, the annual town cultural festival and night of holiday shopping that encourages people to buy locally.