Festival of Trees

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Name: Festival of Trees
Date: November 25, 2022 - November 26, 2022
Event Description:

Once again, finding unique gifts for friends and family is easier than ever during Festival of Trees as local artisans bring their special arts and crafts to Gualala Arts.

  • Back again, Winter Wonderland Christmas Tree Decorating Competition and Silent Auction, find more information here
  • Mrs Claus Bake Shop– local homemade cookies, pies and holiday treats
  • Photos with Santa noon & 2pm – Santa will checking his mail box at noon & 2pm on Friday and Saturday.  He will also be available avail to receive wish lists and photos at these times.  Santa’s mail box will be available at the Gualala Arts center and Dolphin Gallery through December 24 to mail letters to the North Pole.
  • Gualala’s favorite “Forever Tree” lot.  Lots of sizes and types of faux trees all sold as a fundraiser for Gualala Arts.  From the 18 inch birch trees, maple, to the family of 3-4-5 foot redwoods all available to purchase and take home & decorate with ornament purchased from Uncles Sus Attic.
  • New this year, Gualala Arts is hosting an Ugly Sweater Competition, so grab your favorite ugly sweater and come down to Gualala Arts to have your picture taken between November 25  and Christmas.  Three Ugly Sweater categories are Best Overall Ugly Sweater, Best Group of Ugly Sweaters & Best Pet Ugly Sweater.  Winner gets free family membership to Gualala Arts, a box of See’s Candy & bragging rights.  Winners will be announced before New Years Day.
  • New also this year, Ornament Competition.  Bring in your homemade ornament on November 21-22, any media is welcome, must be made by you, your family and/or friends.  Winner gets free family membership to Gualala Arts, a box of See’s Candy & bragging rights.  Winner will be selected by People’s Choice and announced on Saturday, November 25th, ornaments available to be picked up on November 29th.
  • Gualala Arts Silver Bell Fundraiser.  A gift from our Chamber Music Committee, each Bell features an angel holding one of six different musical instruments, reminding us of the joy music brings to our lives.
  • Visitors will find a wide variety of Gualala Arts-branded gifts.  There are wearables, like caps, hats, tee-shirts and aprons, plus wine glasses, water glasses, champagne flutes, pens and notepads. Back this year is the Gualala Arts hoodie. There is also a large selection of beautiful gift cards and photographs by Scott Chieffo.

Entertainment

CoastSing Performing Friday at 3 pm

Don Krieger will perform Christmas Carols

Karl Young – Local Shakuhachi Player Performing Friday & Saturday 11 am – 2 pm


Vendors

Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Gualala Arts Collage & Book Arts Groups
Brushstrokes by Andrea Allen
Joan Rhine Designs
Eric Nordvold of Viking Pottery
 Jennie Henderson
Kathryn Weiss of Fogline Studios
Walt Rush Studio

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Location:
Gualala Arts Center
46501 Old State Hwy
Gualala CA, 95445
Date/Time Information:
Friday & Saturday, November 25 & 26 10 am - 4 pm
Contact Information:
707.884.1138
Fees/Admission:
Free
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