The Festival of the Trees (FOT) is a fundraising event coordinated by FIU Interior Architecture and its advisory board. Each year, South Florida’s architecture and design community demonstrates its support for quality interior architecture education through their annual participation in the Festival of the Trees event and auction. This holiday extravaganza has raised over $100,000 in funds that benefit Florida International University’s Interior Architecture Department and its talented students.
The Festival of the Trees Kickoff event held on Wednesday, August 20th drew a large crowd of students, alumni, faculty, and friends of FIU Interior Architecture. The event room of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar was filled with more than 100 guests, who enjoyed conversations with colleagues as well as images of trees submitted to FOT in the past.
This year, the 28th Annual Festival of the Trees will occur on Thursday, November 20th at the Coral Gables Country Club. Festival of the Trees Sponsors have underwritten designers who design and build their unique holiday creations and donate them to the event. These “trees” will be displayed and auctioned at the gala opening on November 20th. The lucky winning bidders will take these extraordinary creations and use them for holiday decorations in either their homes or offices.
The 28th Annual Festival of the Trees will take place on Thursday, November 20th at 6:30PM at the Coral Gables Country Club: 997 North Greenway Drive, Miami, FL 33134. Tickets will go on sale in mid-September.