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Art Museum leaves annual Christmas Tree Forest on 'read'

Posted at 7:35 AM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 09:02:38-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — With the holidays just around the corner, the Art Museum of South Texas is preparing for its annual holiday festivities.

As part of its 10th annual holiday tradition, the museum has transformed one of its galleries into a Christmas Tree Forest, which opened Nov. 23 and will remain on display through Dec. 16

Art Museum leaves annual Christmas Tree Forest on 'read'

This year's theme is “A Reading Wonderland," and will feature 30 trees that have been decorated by students from area schools.

School groups were selected on a first-come, first-served basis, with each group selecting an award-winning book to inspire its decorations. Groups were provided with a 7 ft. artificial, pre-lit tree and a $100 H-E-B gift card for decorating supplies.

On Dec. 14, there will be a “Family Fun Day,” and families and children of all ages are invited. This free event will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Art Museum of South Texas.

Museum visitors will be able to cast their votes for their top three favorite trees. The school groups with the most votes will receive generous H-E-B gift cards.

After the exhibit ends, all 30 decorated Christmas trees will be taken to the Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center to be distributed to local families in need to enjoy for the remainder of the holiday season. The Center has an application process for families wanting to request a tree. Each tree that is featured in the exhibition will be awarded to thirty different families in the community.

The Art Museum of South Texas has partnered with the Junior League of Corpus Christi and H-E-B to make this annual exhibit and Free Family Fun Day possible.