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Published November 16, 2018
The University of Wyoming Art Museum will launch the holiday season with the 26th annual Happy Holidays Laramie Festival of Trees Nov. 29-Dec. 1.
Happy Holidays Laramie Festival of Trees includes a silent auction for trees and holiday items donated and decorated by student groups, civic organizations, local businesses and members of the community, as well as performances by Laramie student groups.
The silent auction opens with the “Lighting of the Trees” Thursday, Nov. 29, and continues through Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2:30 p.m. Bidders need not be present to win, and all proceeds benefit UW Art Museum educational programs and community outreach.
During the “Lighting of the Trees” reception Thursday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m., visitors can enjoy dance and musical performances, and vote for the People’s Choice Award, which will be announced at the end of the evening.
Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., the UW Art Museum will host dance and musical performances by local choral groups, student musicians and dance companies. Families are invited to have their pictures taken with Santa Claus and to create ornaments, cards and other holiday decorations.
Happy Holidays Laramie Festival of Trees also celebrates the opening for the holiday exhibition of artwork by Albany County schoolchildren, which will be on view through Saturday, Dec. 15.
All events are free and open to the public, and will take place at the UW Art Museum, located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 E. Willett Drive.
Happy Holidays Laramie Festival of Trees is sponsored by Laramie Spinal Care Center, Laramie Hilton Garden Inn, Toyota of Laramie, John McPherson DDS and Aspen Family Chiropractic.
For more information about these events, call Janine Reinhardt, administrative assistant, at (307) 766-3477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through its “Museum as Classroom” approach, the UW Art Museum places art at the center of learning for all ages. Located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 E. Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday hours are extended to 7 p.m. Admission is free.