A.L. Art Center presents Festival of Trees

Published 9:33 am Friday, December 2, 2011

Trees with all types of decorations are displayed at the Albert Lea Art Center. -- Submitted photo

Once again this year, the Albert Lea Art Center invites the community to bring their families to the Art Center to view the beautiful Festival of Trees display. For more than twenty years, the Festival of Trees has collaborated with local service groups and individuals who delight in decorating holiday trees to be showcased at the Art Center and enjoyed by the community through the holiday season. This year’s show features trees with varying themes including nature, books, animals, dolls, birds, snowmen, and paper craft, knitting and toys. While some trees have themes, others are the designer’s personal work of art.

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Decorators this year include: AAUW, Audubon, Scarlet Seniors, SEMCAC, Nitwits, Grapevine Twist, Knights of Columbus, Humane Society, Historical Society, Garage Sale Queens, Next Step, Wa-Tan-Ye & Adam’s Originals, Shades of Jade, Scarlet Seniors, Fountain Lake Book Store, Shelby Battleson, Diane Landaas, Karen Callahan, Jean Eaton, Grace Skaar, Lu Callstrom, Donna Widenhoefer, Bev Jackson Cotter and our talented artistic director, Marty Shepard.

The Festival of Trees runs through December 31. Hours for the exhibit are Tuesday through Saturday; 10 to 2 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.