Winter Blooms

Winter Blooms is a site-specific public art project created by Hilary Zelson and supported by the Brookline Arts Center, Brookline Commission for the Arts and Town of Brookline. The installation debuted in Coolidge Corner in November 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 inspires a sense of energy and wonder as we enter holiday season.



Community Involvement

Leading up to the installation in Coolidge Corner, Hilary Zelson hosted community workshops for participants to create their own flowers that are used in the display.


Workshops dates included:


Sunday, September 24 from 11:00am-3:00pm at Brookline Day - Stop by the BAC's booth!

Saturday, October 14 from 1:00-4:30pm at the Coolidge Corner Branch Library (31 Pleasant St.)

Sunday, October 15 from 12:00-3:00pm at the Brookline Arts Center


These workshops were free and open to all ages.


First Light Brookline - Thursday, November 30

Brookline Arts Center and Hilary Zelson at Brookline Bank in Coolidge Corner for an activity and an artist talk about the creation of Winter Blooms.