Festival of Trees and Art


Photo(l): Washington Federal newspaper tree, Colfax Thrifty Grandma’s tree,
Whitman Hospital Foundation tree

Photo(r): Whitman County Library technology tree, Bryan Johnson’s 100% natural tree,
Jacqueline Daisley artwork and Palouse Knot Barn tree

Lighting up downtown Colfax during December is the colorful “Festival of Trees and Art” at The Center at Colfax Library. Two rooms full of festive trees provide a scenic and fun backdrop for the stunning artwork and photography that is on display.

The themed trees run the gamut from traditional to technological; the Grinch to Mickey Mouse. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorites including one category especially for kids’ voting. Tickets are also available for just $1 to win over $200 in STEM toys donated by Pioneer Title Company of Pullman. All proceeds will fund special programs and projects funded by The Friends of the Library countywide.

Artists and photographers exhibiting at the festival include Carrie Vielle, Rob Smith, Nancy Rothwell, Tom Mohr, Bob Krikac, Nona Hengen, Jacqueline Daisley and Ken Carper.

While the “Festival of Trees and Art” runs through the entire month of December, announcement of the winners of the Tree decorating contest and the STEM toys drawing along with the dedication of The Libey Gallery are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19. Called “Art among the Trees,” this community reception runs from 5-8 p.m. with complimentary refreshments and music by John and Sally.

“Festival of Trees and Art” hours are Mondays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Thursdays-Fridays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturdays – Sundays, 1 – 5 p.m. For more information about the Festival of Trees and Art, contact Kristie Kirkpatrick at Whitman County Library, 509-397-4366, 102 S. Main Street, Colfax, WA.

For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches, visit the Whitman County Library website or our Blog at http://whitmancountylibrary.blogspot.com, the library's events calendar, Facebook, Twitter,  or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.