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407 E. 19th Street
Bakersfield, CA

(661) 861-8600

Flourishing Art is your event and design team, who will imagine along with you, from concept to completion, and will turn special moments into living works of art. We specialize in luxury designer floral design and will do anything for our clients to make their dreams come true!

About Us

Since May of 2003

When we opened our doors, Flourishing Art has been devoted to creating comprehensive special events and floral design.  Our greatest strength is in partnering with our clients because we value the personal contact we have with each of them.  Everyone has a vision about their special days, whether in be a wonderful wedding, a corporate event, or a celebration of life, it all deserves special attention that Flourishing Art can provide. We will work with every budget, but still pay close attention to detail and offer quality and integrity as we imagine the spectacular ways in which we can weave together your special event and make it a truly unforgettable event of a lifetime.

The Flourishing Art team is willing to partner with you and will work tirelessly to make sure our clients are satisfied.  Our experienced floral designers, event coordinators, graphic artists, and all team members are dedicated to professionalism, class and drive.  We are literally willing to move mountains to get the job done, but we face every challenge with skilled effort and when the day of your event has arrived, your occasion will unfold flawlessly in every detail.

Our Services

Flourishing Art is here to take all the worry and stress out of the event planning process. We assist you every step of the way by listening to your ideas, dreams, and letting your imagination lead the way. Our goal is to make dreams come true by creating a flawless and memorable event. We are passionate about the events we coordinate and design; We look forward to putting our hearts into each detail that make it a truly unforgettable event of a lifetime.

We specialize in high caliber and exclusive floral and event design for every occasion imaginable. We can design a fresh and custom floral arrangement for weddings, birthdays, funerals, holidays, thank you's, prom, special events, or anything you would need! We are passionate about beautiful flowers and unique expressions.

Flower Shop


Fresh, custom, handmade arrangements are perfect for any special occasion. Especially..

  • Birthdays
  • Thank - You's
  • Anniversarys
  • Valentines Day
  • Mother's Day
  • Christmas
  • Get Well Soon
  • Sympathy Arrangements

We also specialize in Prom and Formal floral such as bouquets, bracelets, and boutonnieres.

We carry potted blooming plants, orchids, and green plants.

We have experience working with many local church's and mortuaries and will lovingly create memorial pieces such as standing sprays, wreaths, easel designs, baskets, and casket pieces.

Luxury Event Design


Let us help you plan, design, and execute the perfect event!

We have experience with...

Social Gatherings such as..

  • Bridal & Baby Showers
  • Engagement Parties
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Pre-Prom/Formal Parties
  • Graduation Parties
  • Birthday/Anniversary
  • Holiday Parties

Corporate Events

  • Holiday Parties
  • Socials, Mixers, Networking Gatherings
  • Conferences
  • Specialized Events
  • Fundraisers and Benefits

Wedding Services

Wedding Services

We can do it all, from lush beautiful wedding floral to a full wedding design and production. We begin with a consultation and begin designing an event that mirrors your tastes and personality. We pride ourselves on doing custom weddings for custom brides. We want your wedding to be special to you!

  • Personal Flowers such as bridal bouquets, flower girl baskets, pomanders, and boutonnieres.
  • Ceremony Flowers such as Altar pieces, asisle clusters, floral arches, canopies with draping material, and floral decor touches.
  • Full Vendor Coordination
  • Rehearsal Coordination & Day of Coordination

About The Owner:

Owner and creator, Oleta Collins, AIFD, started working in a family owned flower shop in Bakersfield, California at the age of 12. By the time she was 21, she not only owned and operated a well-known floral & gift shop, but she handled all floral and décor applications for Borton & Petrini's Bakersfield Business Conference, which she still handles today. 

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Oleta then became the manager of LA’s largest design studio and she operated and oversaw seven different floral companies. There she learned incredible detail in set design, event design, as well as event production. Oleta also has exclusive accreditation by the American Institute of Floral Design (AIFD) which confirms that she maintains the highest standard of professional floral design. Oleta is currently on the advisory board for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Ornamental Floriculture Department. Oleta brings the design capabilities to handle any project, the eye to cover every minor detail to perfection and experience from a broad range of occasions. She has worked for  and represented prestigious names such as Sony Music, Shaquille O’Neal, George Carlin, Gucci, Corum, Hugo Boss, Tommy Bahama, Ben and Jerry Stiller, Joe Pesci, Dominick Dunne, Gray Davis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger to name a few. 

The Flourishing Art team is never satisfied with the status quo. We are constantly seeking new ideas, techniques and trends that define and perfect event production. We are thankful to be in one of the best places in the world and are happy to provide excellent service and expectation to the Bakersfield community.

We are truly thankful to be accepted as Bakersfield's Best and only Premier Event Florist in Kern County.