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 demonstrate 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.