Friday December 2nd, 5:30 - 9:00 pm, 2016
The 2016 "Festival of Trees" will be on view from Tuesday, November 29th through Saturday, December 3rd at the BACC. Festival of Trees is our biggest annual fundraiser and helps fund the many exhibitions and programs we provide throughout the year.
The ExTREEvaganza--the Annual Silent/Live Auction--will take place on Friday, December 2, 2016.
The FOT is a week long event open to the public 11/29 - 12/3 where people can view and be inspired by the Gallery's transformation into a festive winter wonderland created by our many artists, students and talented community members through their creative décor & gift ideas. The public is encouraged to vote on their favorites during the week and to attend the ExTREEvaganza on Friday night where they can bid on their favorite holiday items and gifts as well as win door prizes & our "Eat", "Drink" and "Be Merry" Raffle prizes! There will be plenty of music, refreshments and merriment to go around!
The Auction is free and open to the public beginning at 6:30 p.m., preceded by a VIP Reception with Wine, Hors d’oeuvres & Truffles at 5:30 p.m. for $25 per person. Tickets are available for sale at the BACC Galleria.
"The 6th Annual Festival of Trees" promises to be our best holiday celebration ever! Why decorate yourself when you can buy artist-designed trees, wreaths, ornaments, centerpieces, and more? You will be the envy of your friends and family--who will marvel at your exquisite taste and sophistication. Take something off your to do list and leave the decorating to us.
This year's event will feature traditional trees but will also have a new twist: artist-designed trees--sculptures and mixed media--artworks you can display throughout the year. Watch for updates as we announce our featured artists.
The auction and sale will also include holiday-themed artwork and other wintery fare.
Festival of Trees 2016 Committee
Co-Chairs: Tara Hoveland, Susan Kuhlman, Donna Lawson
Members: Mary Byers, Joyce Billmayer, Beverley Ferguson, Gretchen Gates, Cheryl Hanes, Karin Henion, Debbie McCormick, Nancy O'Kelly, Carol Rockwell, Jill Scott, Sharon Tillet, and Valerie Vadala Homer.
Schedule for the Festival of Trees:
Tues. 11/29 is Opening Day of the Festival of Trees! Visit anytime between 11am-5pm to get the first peek at this year's festival & to vote on your favorite FOT Holiday item!
Weds. 11/30 is "Senior Day" sponsored by Kalispell Regional Healthcare: All seniors are encouraged to visit anytime between 11am-5pm, for free refreshments & vote on their favorite FOT Holiday items!
Thurs. 12/1 is "Student Day" sponsored by the Bigfork Schools PTA: All students are encouraged to visit anytime between 11am-5pm for free refreshments & vote on their favorite FOT Holiday items!
Fri. 12/2 is the ExTREEvaganza open to the public at 6:30 pm, preceded by a VIP reception at 5:30 pm. Refreshments will be served at both events. Come enjoy & bid on your favorite FOT Holiday items & gifts!
Sat. 12/3 is "Family Day" sponsored by Glacier Bank: All families are encouraged to come by for kids crafts, activities & games!