The Thomaston-Upson School System’s Fine Arts Department and the Thomaston Upson Arts Council (TUAC) are excited to present the 1st annual Thomaston-Upson Festival of Trees, which will be held November 15-17, 2018, at the Upson-Lee Fine Arts Center. This event will showcase Christmas trees and wreaths decorated and donated by local businesses, civic & social organizations, churches, schools, individuals, or other groups and sold by silent auction. The event dates/hours are: Thursday and Friday, November 15 and 16, 4 PM – 7:30 PM, and Saturday, November 17, 10 AM – 5 PM.
Trees and wreaths will be judged, and ribbons will be awarded for the following categories: Most Original Theme; Most Creative; Most Beautiful; People’s Choice; and Star of the Festival. Ribbon awards will be displayed on the trees and wreaths during the Festival’s open hours. Donors may pick up their ribbons at the end of the festival. Any ribbons not picked up will be delivered or mailed to the to the donors.
We hope you will join us by donating a tree or wreath, which can be decorated in a holiday theme, while reflecting your interests, your business, etc. Your donation costs will include an artificial tree, stand, lights, and decorations or an artificial wreath and decorations. Or do both! Decorate a tree and wreath to donate! All donors whose applications are received by the October 19 deadline will be featured in promotional ads and flyers for the festival. Space is limited, so get your application in quickly! Space will be allocated in the order in which applications are received.
Proceeds raised from this event will go to the T-U School System’s Fine Arts Department and to TUAC to help us in providing quality arts programs and opportunities in the schools and in the community.
Thank you for your generous support of the arts! Please contact us if you have any questions!
Karen Truesdale Carmen Ellerbee
Thomaston-Upson Schools Thomaston-Upson Arts Council
Director of Fine Arts President