Festival of Trees 2013
A fundraising event for Gualala Arts
Friday, November 29, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 30, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Gualala Arts' Tenth Annual Festival of Trees will be held Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, November 29, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 30, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., kicking off the Holiday Season on the Mendonoma Coast. Admission is free.
The entire Arts Center will be transformed into mid-19th Century Gualala. Highlights include festively decorated booths displaying handcrafted wares and demonstrations in both the Coleman Auditorium and the Burnett Gallery.
The Gualala Arts Interest Groups will again fill the Burnett Gallery with a wonderful display of crafts handmade by our own Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild, Fiber Arts Group, Woodcarvers and Woodworkers groups, Basket Makers and Beads n' Beyond.
Upstairs, the Magical Gingerbread House will again offer activities and crafts for the children. For the delight of children of all ages there will be daily visits from Santa Claus.
Holiday cookies, breads, puddings, fruitcake and an assortment of confections will be available for sale at Mrs. Claus' Bake Shoppe & Confectionery. Local bakers and candy makers donate goods from their favorite holiday recipes (many handed down through the generations) to this appetizing shop.
Festival-goers will be greeted in the foyer by the Old Gualala Mill Cookhouse serving fresh baked goods in the morning, and hearty homemade vittles for lunch, as well as fresh coffee, hot chocolate, chilled apple juice, and hot-spiced apple cider. For the adults, there will be the yummy winter beverage available, called "Scrumpy." Relax and enjoy the piano entertainment provided by Renata Yardumian and Don Krieger.
Refreshed, you may continue shopping for that perfect gift and take a closer look at the beautifully decorated Fantasy Trees decorated with exquisite ornaments, the sale of which benefits Gualala Arts.
Come enjoy the Festival of Trees!
Festival of Trees
Gualala Arts Center
Festival of Trees 2012
Festival of Trees 2011
Festival of Trees 2010
Festival of Trees 2009
Festival of Trees 2008
Festival of Trees 2007
The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email
Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.