Gallery: Open house is Sunday for Art Center’s annual Festival of Trees
After about 1,800 people attended the Festival of Trees at the Northbridge Mall last year, the Albert Lea Art Center has moved the event to the Historic Petran House at 222 W. Fountain St. in Albert Lea.
“We’ve outgrown that spot,” said Marty Shepard, art director for the Albert Lea Art Center.
The Festival of Trees has been going on for more than 20 years and is a display of holiday trees and vignettes decorated by individuals, businesses, organizations and groups. This year’s display has 45 different trees and six vignettes.
The festival starts Sunday with an open house from noon to 5 p.m. and runs until Dec. 29. The normal hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $5 for adults and children are free.
During the open house there will be refreshments and musical entertainment. Later in the month, there will be a children’s day.
Santa will be visiting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 14. Visitors are encouraged to bring their cameras.
For more information call the Art Center at 373-5665 or visit thealbertleaartcenter.org.
The Art Center, 224 S. Broadway, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
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