It’s that time of year! Time to prepare for the Museum of Arts and Sciences’ Holiday Exhibition - The Festival of Trees! The 35th Annual Festival of Trees will include a fabulous Champagne Preview, Wednesday, November 10th, at the Museum; an elegant Gala, Thursday, November 11th, taking place at the Museum of Arts and Sciences; and, of course, the exquisite exhibition of Designer Trees that will remain at the Museum throughout the entire Holiday Season.
As work is beginning to put together the 35th annual Festival of Trees exhibit, we would love to extend an invitation to you to decorate a tree this year! Without talent and time contribution from community members like you, the continuation of the exhibition would not be possible.

Tree decorating will begin on Tuesday, November 2nd, and will conclude on Saturday, November 6th. The Exhibit will commence on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 and end on Saturday, January 15th, 2022. Designers wishing to reclaim their decorations can remove their ornaments starting Tuesday, January 18th until Saturday, January 22nd, 2022. Please mark your calendars! As a token of our appreciation, we would like to give you four (4) Museum passes so that you may visit at your leisure and enjoy the Festival of Trees Exhibit. In addition, designers of a seven-foot tree or larger will receive four (4) complimentary Champagne Preview tickets. Designers of a three to six-foot tree will receive two (2) complimentary Champagne Preview tickets.

Please submit the required information below and submit your Designer Contract and Proposal by Tuesday, October 5th, 2021. You will have the option of using your own tree or a Museum tree. If you choose to use a Museum tree, we will assign tree size on a first-received-contract basis. If you would prefer to receive a PDF or a paper copy of this information, please contact Kyrie Hugdahl.

If you need any assistance you may contact Kyrie Hugdahl at the Museum (478) 477-3232, ext. 318.

Warmest Personal Regards,

Kyrie Hugdahl

Festival of Trees Coordinator

Tree Designer Guidelines

1. Designer Contract

Designers who choose to use a Museum tree will be assigned a tree on a first-contract-received basis. Designers may request a Museum tree ranging from 3 feet to 9 feet. Please be sure to list names/designers/business as they should be put on gallery signage, and indicate whether you would like to donate or reclaim your decorations after the Festival of Trees exhibition is over.

2. Tree Design Proposal

Tree design proposals should be as specific as possible when describing your plan for your tree. Trees must have a skirt or something covering the base unless it is one of the Museum’s potted trees.

3. Decorating

Decorating will take place at the Museum from November 2nd-6th (Tuesday-Saturday) from 10am-5pm. If access is needed after hours, please notify Kyrie Hugdahl and she will do her best to accommodate you.

Contact Us

  • Tree Designer Contact Information

    Please fill out all of the fields below. If you have any questions, please contact Kyrie Hugdahl at the Museum by email at or (478) 477-3232 ext. 318.
  • This is for any correspondence between the Museum and tree designers.
  • If you are using a Museum tree, please select your preferred tree size. If you are using your own tree, please select "I will use my own tree." Museum trees are assigned on a first-contract-received basis, so if your first choice tree size is not available, Kyrie Hugdahl will contact you.
  • By selecting this box, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the Tree Designer guidelines.
  • Tree Design Proposal

    Please fill out all of the fields below. If you have any questions, please contact Kyrie Hugdahl at or (478) 477-3232.
  • Please list all designers and organizations as it should be listed on tree signage. If you need any changes to be made after submission, please contact Kyrie Hugdahl via email at
  • Please list a tentative title of your tree.
  • Please be as specific as possible and include description of tree skirt and/or objects underneath the tree.
  • If you would like to include a short paragraph (3-5 sentences) about your tree, please submit it here!