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UW Art Museum Seeks Decorators for Annual Festival of Trees

November 22, 2011

The University of Wyoming Art Museum asks businesses, community organizations, campus groups and individuals to create their own unique trees for the 19th annual Festival of Trees and silent auction.

Each year, the Festival of Trees showcases more than 30 trees and wreathes created by the community, with themes ranging from traditional holiday decor to more unconventional ornamentation. Last year's trees included "Candy Warhol" by the UW Art Museum docents, "Angels of Fire" by the Laramie Firefighters and their families and "Java Jingle" by Whiting High School students. The trees are placed for silent auction, with proceeds benefiting Art Museum programs, including scholarships and art activities for children.

The silent auction begins during the Tree Lighting Ceremony from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, and continues through the "Happy Holidays, Laramie!" celebration from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Tree decorators will be acknowledged during the tree lighting ceremony and snacks and beverages will be served.

Tree decorating takes place at the UW Art Museum from 1-5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29; Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. The museum provides the artificial trees and tree stands. A confirmation packet with complete details will be mailed to participants upon receipt of registration.

For more information or to register call the Art Museum at (307) 766-3477. For additional information about the UW Art Museum call (307) 766-6622 or visit the museum's webpage at or blog at

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