The 4th Annual Festival of Trees adorned the lobby of Burlington Performing Arts Centre during most of December. Ten artificial trees, generously donated by Canadian Tire, were sponsored and decorated by individual Burlington organizations such as Laurel Steel, PV&V Insurance,Royal Botanical Gardens and so on, which were bid on in a silent auction.
The trees were made more desirable by including gift cards, gift baskets, children’s toys, and other presents. One tree even offered a hot shave at The Barber Shop. They boasted ornaments, ribbons, crystals, sprays and giant feathers, but all were beautiful and decorated with love.
After lighting up BPAC’s Lobby for 4 weeks, these festive beauties were picked up by the Silent Auction winners just in time to grace their homes for the holidays.
All proceeds went to BPAC’s Local Artist Development Initiative, which provides performance opportunities and support for Burlington-based artists.
Written by Leslie Styles // Photos from BPAC website