UTICA — May flowers are here, and — with a little help from local florists — they've been turned into works of art.

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute's brief "Art in Bloom" exhibit opens today and continues through Sunday. The exhibit features 15 floral arrangements by florists, designers and garden club members interspersed with pieces from the museum's galleries.

Each arrangement presents "a creative interpretation of a work of art," according to the news release.

“This is the first time the institute has done an Art in Bloom event in decades,” said Anna Tobin D’Ambrosio, president and CEO of MWPAI. “We’re excited to bring it to our community.”

In addition to the floral displays, the event also includes floral demonstrations Saturday and Sunday, afternoon tea at the Terrace Café on Friday and Saturday, an "Art in Bloom" Pop-Up Shop and a closing reception Sunday, the release stated.

There also will be an award ceremony at the end, with both judged awards and a people's choice category.

“When the community comes in over the weekend, it will give them the opportunity to vote for their favorite," D'Ambrosio said.

Admission to the exhibit is $5 for the general public and free for MWPAI members.