Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Holiday Tradition of Festival of Trees Continues at Center for the Arts

Photos by Maria Lamb | Hyla Crane, Executive Director of The Center for the Arts with “Coronavirus” by April Ripley.


It’s the 7th Annual Festival of Trees Tradition at Marco Island’s Center for the Arts and the gallery Lighted Up for the festive occasion. This is also a community eventa chance for the community to participate and display their unique and one-of-a-kind Christmas trees. 

A few rules for the displaythe trees had to be 3-foot or smaller and can be decorated with any theme or style. Some displays stayed true to the traditional theme and others went outside the box.  

Though it was not quite in the magnitude of the 75-foot Norway spruce at the Rockefeller Centerthe spirit at the Center for the Arts was the sameFestive Holiday Tradition! 

Photos by Maria Lamb | Myriam Kriel of The Center for the Arts with the People’s Choice Award – “Angels in a Pink Cloud,” a display by Marco Island Shell Club in Honor of our 2020 Fallen Angels and Celebrating our 2020 Heroic Angels.

According to Executive Director Hyla Crane, the response had been overwhelming for the 2020 Festival of Trees. Visitors voted for the “People’s Choice Award,” and had a chance to bid for the trees they’d like to take home. 

Congratulations to the Marco Island Shell Club for receiving the People’s Choice Award – Angels in a Pink Cloud in Honor of our 2020 Fallen Angels and Celebrating our 2020 Heroic Angels.  

Runnerup was the Coronavirus by April Rileya pyramid of toilet papera tribute to the early “hoarding of paper towels” during the early phase of COVID-19 

The Festival of Trees was a fundraiser for the Center for the Arts with funds to benefit the classes for children and adults, art exhibits and monthly events.  

Art Supply Tag Sale: Looking for discounted supplies? From December 1st to December 15th, the Center for the Arts is offering a large selection of discounted art supplies. The tag sale will help continue to bring artful programming to the Marco Island community. This is a great way to restock your studio supply. 

Center for the Arts Gift Shop is well stocked with the perfect gift item for that special person on your holiday list. Wow them with one of a kind handmade face mask, handcrafted jewelry sets, awardwinning pottery, artists designed note cards and calendars. Come on and browse to support your local artists!



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