I am Tracey Flanigan- mom to two amazing sons who were both raised in Brighton, MI, an artist/art educator, a floral designer and owner of Art In Bloom.
In the summer of 2010, I merged my passion for floral design and my absolute love of fine art into a business I aptly named, Art In Bloom. With over fifteen years of experience in the floral industry, a fine arts degree, and a background in art education with Brighton Area Schools, I wanted to formulate a floral business that would reflect my skills and talents, as well as give me a creative outlet. A location on Main St. in downtown Brighton has been the perfect fit.
Art In Bloom is a full service floral studio servicing the Livingston County area. As a resident of the county myself, I love that many of my customers are friends, neighbors, former teaching colleagues and particularly, former students. It’s so much fun to recognize the faces of the many, many students from my twelve years of teaching when they enter the studio. It is especially inspiring to be able to design wedding work for a bride who knew me as her elementary school art teacher!
The business is now off and running and I am extremely excited to see what the future holds. As I continue to learn more about the floral industry, I now feel compelled to solely source American grown flowers and use more local resources. My home garden will also serve as inspiration as I begin to create some cutting gardens in the spring of 2017. I love the control over the quality of the flowers and the fact that I am using products that have not been grown with pesticides. Additionally, I am pledging to go “foam free” in 2017 in an effort to be more environmentally friendly.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this page and I hope to talk with you soon- on the phone or in the studio.