The Trees of Christmas

Dear Friends:

It always seems like the Petersburg Area Art League is busy planning fun fall events, and I am already thinking about Christmas! Indeed, the holiday season will soon be upon us, and PAAL is very excited to present the 35th Annual Trees of Christmas in December.

First, I’d like to thank those of you who participated in last year’s event. We had more trees than ever before (!!) and they were beautiful. We also welcomed record numbers of people to our gallery to enjoy the display. Without your creativity, enthusiasm and time, the exhibition would not have been the success it was.

I would like to invite all of PAAL’s friends to participate again in this year’s Trees of Christmas. Displaying a tree from your organization is not only a fun way to showcase your company with the public, but it is also a wonderful way to support PAAL in our mission to showcase the visual arts in Petersburg, to provide educational programming, and to engage everyone in the arts. This is our most popular event of the entire year, and we would be delighted to include you in it.

For those who have not displayed a tree in previous years, we require that the decorated trees be artificial, as fire codes do not allow living trees. The decorations can be any theme you desire. Locations in the downstairs and upstairs galleries will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Since we have high ceilings, trees can be up to 12 feet in height. We do have a limited number of pedestals available for smaller trees, so call ahead to reserve one. Please provide your own extension cords and power strips marked with your name.

Trees can be loaded into PAAL’s gallery on the following dates:

  • November 24 – 26, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • November 28 – 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

  • December 1 – 4, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We look forward to welcoming you to this year’s Trees of Christmas exhibit. Please call us by Friday, November 14 at 804-861-4611 or email to confirm your participation. If you have any questions about the Trees of Christmas, please contact us.

Thank you,
Garry Curtis