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November 7, 2017

Get inspired starting this weekend at Festival of Trees

WHAT: Deck the halls with boughs of holly! It’s happening right now at the Orlando Museum of Art.

For the past 31 years, the museum has transformed into a winter wonderland by the Council of 101, during the Festival of Trees event, which opens to the general public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 11.
Tickets are on sale; the cost of general admission is $15 for adults; $5 for children (3-11); $10 for senior citizens, first responders and military personnel with proper ID. 

The annual event jumpstarts the holiday season in Central Florida. Visitors can find inspiration for their personal holiday d├ęcor, and/or purchase what they see. Many of the exquisite trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses on display are available for purchase. The proceeds return to the Museum.

The event runs through Sunday, November 19.

WHO: Council of 101

WHEN: Saturday, November 11 to Sunday, November 19, 2017
             General admission daily: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: Orlando Museum of Art
                2416 North Mills Ave., Orlando, FL 32803

VISUAL OPPORTUNITIES: This event will feature designer decorated trees, wreaths, tabletop displays, fireplace displays, gingerbread houses, Santa’s workshop
About the Council of 101
The Council of 101 was founded in 1965 to further the cultural development and appreciation of the visual arts in Central Florida. Today, this outstanding group of volunteers comprises an organization of nearly 300 women. These dedicated members devote countless volunteer hours, boundless energy and strong personal skills to annual fund-raising projects that provide significant financial support to the Orlando Museum of Art. This level of support is achieved through the Festival of Trees and the Antiques Vintage & Garden Show projects. The Council of 101 purchases, through the Corporate Lease Program, Museum-quality prints created by contemporary American artists and gifts them to the Orlando Museum of Art. Prints from this collection may be leased by local businesses through the program administered by the Council of 101. The Council of 101, since its inception, has contributed over $7 million towards art, exhibits, facility renovation and Orlando Museum of Art’s operating expenses.

About The Orlando Museum of Art 
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Orlando Museum of Art is a Blue Star Museum supported by the Museum's Board of Trustees, the Ambassadors, Council of 101, Friends of American Art, Acquisition Trust, earned income, contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, and is sponsored in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on the Arts and Culture. The National Endowment provides additional support for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.