The Muskegon Museum of Art’s annual holiday event, the Festival of Trees is making some adjustments. This year, in consideration of community health, the MMA staff and FOT volunteer committee decided to spread the holiday spirit into downtown. The MMA, collaborating with downtown businesses and organizations, is organizing a new version of the annual holiday event – Festival of Wreaths – a wreath walk event that people can enjoy from the sidewalk or street from November 24 through December 6, 2020.
About Festival of Wreaths
According to MMA Assistant Director Catherine Mott, “The Festival of Wreaths will work two-fold, inspiring the holiday spirit and encouraging people to walk and explore downtown Muskegon.” Each participating downtown business or organization will host a designer wreath provided by the MMA in a window facing the street or sidewalk from November 24-December 6. The MMA will also have a small gallery display of decor during the run of the Festival.
A Walking Guide with the location of all the wreaths will be available at the Muskegon Museum of Art Store and at participating businesses starting November 24.
Festival of Wreaths Auction
See designer wreaths in over 40 downtown businesses and decor items at the Muskegon Museum of Art (limited gallery occupancy and social distancing in place). You can also see all the wreaths and decor and bid on your favorites. To bid, choose ANY of these three options:
1) Text ‘MMA’ to phone number 56651
2) Click ONLINE AUCTION.
3) Scan QR code below
Hot Cocoa Hop & Food Drive
Stop by the Muskegon Museum of Art parking for free hot cocoa on Small Business Saturday, November 28. The MMA will host a socially distanced Hot Cocoa Hop, serving free hot cocoa in the MMA parking lot from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The event will encourage participants to check out all the downtown Muskegon Wreath Walk displays and to shop at and visit local downtown Muskegon businesses and attractions. Wreath Walk maps will be available at the event. The MMA galleries and store will also be open 11:00 am. to 4:00 pm. on November 28.
The event is also a one-day food drive to support our neighbors. Enjoy a free hot cocoa at the Hop and share the warmth with a donation of canned and packaged groceries to help stock the shelves of the Harbor of Grace food pantry. You will receive a ticket for free museum admission to use on any day you like with your donation.
Photo by Ekaterina Iatcenko, Shutterstock
Wreath art by Gruzelia, Shutterstock
Thank you to the sponsors and volunteers that make this success of this event possible.
2020 Festival of Trees/Wreath Walk Presenting Underwriter
Hot Cocoa Hop Sponsor
Auction Gallery Sponsors
FRANK & SUSAN BEDNAREK
Candy Cane Sponsors
SHERRY & PETE BROWN
PETER & REGINA SJOBERG
TED & JUDY STOJAK
Walking Guide Sponsors
RONI K. DEVLIN
TED & JUDY STOJAK
Waddell & Reed, Financial Advisors
Jackie Engel, CFP®
Yard Sign Sponsors
Hot Cocoa photo by Ekaterina Iatcenko, Shutterstock
Wreath graphic by Gruzelia, Shutterstock