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Tree Decorators Wanted for the UW Art Museum’s Annual Festival of Trees Dec. 2

November 15, 2010
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The 18th annual Festival of Trees and Happy Holidays, Laramie! will begin Dec. 2 to start off the holiday season.

Businesses, community organizations, campus groups and individuals are invited to create decorative trees for the University of Wyoming Art Museum's 18th annual Festival of Trees and silent auction, Thursday, Dec. 2.

Decorating is Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 1-5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Thursday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The silent auction begins at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, during the tree lighting ceremony and ends at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, during Happy Holidays, Laramie!

"This fun and creative community event is a great way for families and community organizations to start the holiday season," says Shantana Judkins, UW Art Museum publicist. "Each tree uniquely represents the group that decorates it. Each year, more than 30 trees, wreathes and other decorative items are beautifully displayed and placed for silent auction. All proceeds from this holiday auction benefit Art Museum programs, including scholarships and art activities for all ages."

A confirmation packet with complete details will be mailed to participants who sign up to decorate a tree upon receipt of registration.

For additional information on exhibitions and programs, call the UW Art Museum at (307) 766-6622 or visit the museum's Web page at or blog at

"Imagine learning from the masters" is a guiding principle of the UW Art Museum's programs. Located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays. Admission is free.

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