Introducing First Bloem – Tulip Time’s premier February Event!


Contact: Morgan DeVries
616.396.4221 x111

HOLLAND, Mich., January 6, 2020 -- Tulip Time Festival’s ( many art forms are now featured in one fabulous celebration.

Creativity abounds at First Bloem! Be among the first to see it all at this prestigious cultural event on Thursday, February 6, beginning at 6:00 pm at the Holland Civic Place.

A preview of Tulip Time’s new Visual Arts Series, the First Bloem reception features the unveiling of the winning 2020 poster from the 10thAnnual Festival Artwork, this year’s winning Klompen Garden pick, a sneak peek into the new Dutch Dance Exhibit, and the 2020 Raffle Quilt. Guests will also find opportunities to support Tulip Time, its Join the Dance Fund, and other local organizations.

Festival Artwork Poster Competition

Celebrating its 10th anniversary! Meet the Top 20 artists and share in the excitement of the big announcement of the winner during the event. Like what you see? Guests may purchase any of the original Top 20 pieces at this event.

Public Art Project: Klompen Garden

See the top Juror pick for the 2020 Klompen Garden Public Art Project and be among the first to know which pair takes the top prize. All 20 pairs will be available for purchase – perfect for decorating your home and garden!

Dutch Dance Costume Exhibit

Enjoy a preview of handmade costumes to be featured in the new Dutch Dance Costume Exhibit premiering in 2020 as we celebrate 50 years of Alumni Dutch Dance. Guests will have the opportunity to support the Join the Dance fund, removing barriers to participate in Dutch Dance by providing costumes for local high school students.

Quilt Show – Celebrating 20 Years

Celebrating its 20th anniversary! Take in the magnificent pieces from the 2019 Quilt Show and witness the unveiling of the 2020 Raffle Quilt, with raffle proceeds benefitting two very special organizations – Living Threads Ministry and Love Sews Ministry.

Join us for the fun, exciting, evening filled with creative splendor, special announcements, wine grabs, raffles, cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres. Tickets for First Bloem can be purchased online at, in person at the Tulip Time Festival Box Office located at 42 West 8th Street, Holland, Michigan, or by phone at 800-822-2270.

Holland Tulip Time Festival Inc operates as a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization. Your contribution and participation in this event will help further our mission of celebrating tulips, Dutch heritage, and our community today.

About the Visual Arts Series

The Visual Arts Series is a creative collection of various art forms presented in cooperation with the Holland Area Arts Council from May 2 through 10. The Series is comprised of the Festival Artwork Exhibit, the Public Art Project winning Klompen, the Quilt Show and the premier of the new Dutch Dance Exhibit.