Festival of the Trees Kickoff on Wednesday, August 20th!


The Festival of the Trees Kickoff event will take place next Wednesday, August 20th! Join us at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and meet-up with FIU Interior Architecture’s extended family of designers, students, alumni, and industry representatives. This event will be hosted in preparation for the bigger event to come in November 2014, the Festival of the Trees.

The Festival of the Trees is a fundraising event coordinated by FIU Interior Architecture and its advisory board. Each year, Festival of the Trees Sponsors underwrite designers who design and build their unique holiday creations and donate them to the event. The ‘trees’ are then displayed and auctioned at the gala opening held at Coral Gables Museum. The lucky winning bidders take these extraordinary creations and use them for holiday decorations in either their homes or offices. South Florida’s architecture and design community demonstrates its support for quality interior architecture education by both their participation in the creation of the trees and their attendance at the event. This holiday extravaganza has raised over $100,000 in funds that benefit FIU’s Interior Architecture Department and its talented students.

The Festival of the Trees Kickoff event will take place on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 at 6:30PM at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: 2525 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33134. RSVP to Zinaida Hirlemann at zhirlema@fiu.edu. A $10 donation at the door is suggested.

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