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Stop and Smell The Bay's Spring Blooms

Flower shows and festivals in San Francisco and the Bay Area

The days may be longer, but spring is not officially sprung until March 20. The San Francisco Bay Area never minds that and kicks off celebratory nature events early. From high art floral installations to educational eco-gardening to Brazil, this spring will surely be another beautiful one.

Photos: Artpoint's Masked Ball for the Masters of Venice at the de Young Museum

On February 11, ArtPoint, the young professionals group for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (de Young and the Legion of Honor) celebrated the closing of the exquisite Masters of Venice: Renaissance Paintings of Passion and Power exhibition at the de Young with an over the top Masquerade Ball.

With over 1,000 masked guests and entertainers in attendance, the evening was truly one of a kind. Guests were transported to 16th-century Venice with amazing works of art, spirited dancing, Italian-inspired cocktails by Solerno Blood Orange, wines from Stags' Leap, wonderful food by Union Street catering and danced the evening way listing to DJ David Carvalho.

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