Nov. 28, 2013 Deck the halls with boughs of everything because it’s that time of year again. Quad City Arts has kicked off the holiday season with its annual fundraiser, the Festival of Trees.
Since 1986 Quad City Arts has invited businesses, individuals, and charitable organizations to create all kinds of holiday décor available for purchase for eleven days at the start of the season. These gift baskets, holiday trees and decorations raise thousands of dollars to support local arts every year.
The creativity and whimsy of the decorations is new every year. But along with that, the 11 day event features performances from various schools, clubs, and other performing artists.
Officials say 99 percent of donations are purchased by the end of the festival. Those rare items that are not sold are donated to local non-profits.
Dec. 1 was the last day of the festival but here is a video to remember it by.