35th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE TREES
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34th Annual Festival of the Trees

Dear South Florida Design Community,

Keeping the health and safety of all our guests, sponsors and designers in mind, we decided to cancel the 34th Annual Festival of the Trees event this year due to COVID-19.

Thank you for your support in building 33 years of wonderful memories and relationships among the South Florida design community and for helping to raise over $400,000 in scholarship funds benefiting the FIU Interior Architecture students.

If you find yourself in the fortunate position of being able to lend your support during these challenging times, we are asking for your contribution through our fund-raising campaign ending on November 19th. All net proceeds benefit FIU Interior Architecture.

We thank you for your consideration in making a difference for our students, and we hope to see you with even more intensity, passion and care in 2021.

To make an immediate impact with an online gift, please take a moment to visit our Give Now page:

GIVE NOW

If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to FIU Foundation, Inc. and write “Interior Architecture Scholarships” on the memo line.

All checks should be mailed to:

FIU Foundation Attn: Foundation Finance CRM
11200 SW 8 Street, MARC Building (5th Floor)
Miami, Florida 33199

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 33 years, this annual holiday extravaganza has raised over $400,000 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 18th, 2021
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Location: TBD

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 FIU 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.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US

TESTIMONIALS

SPONSORS

“I have made many long lasting 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

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!! “

Isabel Collazos, FIU Alumna, CUBE 3

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 Green Associate, FIU Alumna, MODIS Architects

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