Organizers of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens’ sixth annual Festival of Trees are gearing up for the event, which is set for Friday, Nov. 30 at the gardens in downtown West Palm Beach.
The theme is “Masterpiece of Music.” Immersed in the holiday spirit, the gala reception features artfully designed evergreen trees, musical performances, costumed characters, and a synchronized light and music show throughout the gardens.
The festival will open with an enchanting holiday gala reception. Enjoy the holiday season and stroll through the magical Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens to a plethora of evergreen trees decorated as a salute to music. Adults and children will be captivated by the wonder of the decorated trees, characters in costume, and delightful entertainment.
This extraordinary evening is the major fundraising event for the gardens and its community enrichment programs. The Festival of Trees provides an opportunity to preserve and support the historical and cultural treasure, as well as provide funding for visits and cultural education to thousands of students annually.
The honorary chairs are Karyn Lamb, Joseph Pubillones and Mieke van Waveren. Millie Dayton, Helenè Lorentzen and K.C. Pickett will serve as co-chairs, and Jennifer Garrigues will be the design chair.
The mission of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is to preserve the historic beauty of the gardens. Since 1977, the nationally designated property and sculpture gardens have been home to over 300 unique species of palms and native plants. Established by artist Ann Norton to be home to her outdoor sculptures, the sculpture gardens have grown to be an important cultural institution giving the community and visitors the opportunity to explore nature and art in environmentally conscience and urban setting.
The historic Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens Inc. is a recognized nonprofit operating foundation established in 1977 by the prominent sculptor Ann Weaver Norton. The gardens are located at 253 Barcelona Road, at the corner of Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. The rare palm and sculpture gardens, exhibition galleries and artist studio are currently open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (561) 832-5328 or visit the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens web site at www.ansg.org.
(Above) Festival of Trees Honorary co-chairs Karyn Lamb and Mieke van Waveren.