‘Hidden Gems’ Festival of Trees

‘Hidden Gems’ Festival of Trees

‘Hidden Gems’ Festival of Trees

Pictured is one of the vignettes on display from the 2012 Festival of Trees.

Pictured is one of the vignettes on display from the 2012 Festival of Trees.

Decorating at the Bennington Museum is underway for the museum’s most anticipated fundraiser of the year, the 17th annual Festival of Trees.  This community-created exhibit of uniquely designed and decorated holiday trees, each in its own vignette, runs from November 29 through December 30. This year local businesses, non-profits and service organizations in Bennington and surrounding communities were invited to select an item from the museum’s collection rarely on exhibit; these ‘hidden gems’ will become the inspiration for each of over 20 vignettes. Some of the galleries will also be adorned with trees.  Added to these are the tabletop trees, decorated by elementary school classes from Bennington and surrounding communities.

The Festival of Trees Gala will take place on Saturday, December 14, from 7 to 10 p.m. Come share the excitement of finding the hidden gems in the vignettes, and stay to enjoy a fabulous evening with delectable foods, fine wine and signature drinks created for the occasion. The Mount Anthony Union High School Chamber Chorus and Catbird Trio will be providing live music, and the galleries will be open. There will also be live and silent auctions, two great ways to get those special gifts for the holidays and support the museum. Tickets for the Gala are $65 per person, but if you reserve and pay for your tickets by December 2, the ticket price is $50. The museum is located at 75 Main Street, Route 9, in Bennington, Vt. Visit benningtonmuseum.org or call 802-447-1571 for information.

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