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32nd FESTIVAL OF THE TREES
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FIU INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

FESTIVAL OF THE TREES

The Festival of the Trees is a fundraising event coordinated by Florida International University’s Interior Architecture Department 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. In its 32 years, this annual holiday extravaganza has raised over $350,000 in funds that benefit Florida International University’s Interior Architecture Department and its talented students.

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. The lucky winning bidders take these extraordinary creations and use them for holiday decorations in either their homes or offices.

ArtBCo has partnered with FIU Festival of the Trees to provide guests an easy bidding experience before and during the event. Guests can bid or buy now on their favorite trees online! Download the app today, here. All auction proceeds go to FIU Interior Architecture student scholarships.

Trees that are not sold at the auction will be donated to the Cortxia Foundation. The Cortxia Foundation is a non-profit organization with the mission of revolutionizing the education sector by understanding genomic coding to identify its roles in cognitive barriers and learning disabilities.

EVENT DETAILS

WHEN & WHERE

Date: November 15, 2018
Time: 6:30-9:30
Location: The Moore Building
191 NE 40th Street, Miami, FL 33137

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BENEFITING DESIGN EDUCATION

Festival of the Trees strives to encourage the advancement and reach of interior design education by providing student scholarships and travel funds for students in the Interior Architecture program.

WHO’S INVOLVED?

We collaborate with event sponsors, design firms, local distributors and members of the design industry.

WHO BENEFITS?

All net proceeds benefit the FIU Department of Interior Architecture and its students.

WHO SUPPORTS US?

Local design firms, architecture firms, interior designers, FIU Alumni, and members of the design community.

KEY DATES

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THIS YEAR!

JUN 15         Online pre-sale tickets available

AUG 15        Kick-Off Event at House Kitchen & Bar, Coral Gables, FL

SEPT 28      Deadline for purchasing tickets at early bird price

OCT 26        Design credits due: designer or firm name, sponsor name, concept statement
                     ‘sketch or photograph of the piece, and starting bid price

NOV 2          Deadline to have your name included in the program

NOV 14        Tree set-up at Moore Building 6:00pm – 8:00pm | 191 NE 40th St, Miami, FL

NOV 15        Gala Opening Event: Party / Silent Auction 6:30pm – 9:30pm

OUR SPONSORS

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US

TESTIMONIALS

SPONSORS + DESIGNERS

“Festival of the Trees is one of our design community’s most celebrated events of the year.  It’s a wonderful occasion to bring together creative minds and industry members for a great cause, which is to provide scholarships for the FIU Interior Architecture Program. I look forward to this event every year and the team building opportunity it provides our Stantec office. All of the unique designs on display are a true testament to all the talented designers here in South Florida.”

Kristyna Borden IIDA, LEED, Stantec Architecture

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

“ When I look back on my time at FIU, winning the Festival of the Trees scholarship was a crucial step in my journey. It opened the door to many opportunities in the design community. Having my “big ideas” recognized in this well-known event among designers gives the chance for students to shine! Thank you!! “

SPONSORS + DESIGNERS

"I have made many long last friends at the Festival of Trees, and it has helped my business grow.  The Festival of Trees is a great place to meet new potential clients, and to enjoy the company of existing clients in a relaxed, professional, and enjoyable atmosphere.  Having an event with so much creative talent in the same room is incredible! "

Gustavo Macias, LC, LEED AP, Lighting Dynamics

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