South Florida's architecture and design community demonstrates its support for quality interior architecture education through their annual participation in the Festival of the Trees event and auction. This holiday extravaganza has raised over $100,000 in funds that benefit Florida International University's Interior Architecture Department and its talented students.
Each year, Festival of the Trees Sponsors underwrite designers who design and build their unique holiday creations and donate them to the event. The 'trees' are then displayed and auctioned at the gala opening held at Coral Gables Museum. The lucky winning bidders take these extraordinary creations and use them for holiday decorations in either their homes or offices.