About the Festival of the Trees
Every year, Florida International University’s Interior Architecture Department and its advisory board coordinate a fundraising event known as The Festival of the Trees. And this year, President of SmartArt, Atalya Alkala, has been selected to participate as a judge during the event. This holiday extravaganza sponsors underwrite designers who build and design unique holiday creations and donate them to the event. The “trees” are then auctioned and displayed at the gala opening. Lucky winning bidders get to take these extraordinary creations home and use them for holiday decorations.
Quality Interior Architecture
Festival of the Trees has raised over $350,000 that benefit both Florida International University’s Interior Architecture Department as well as its talented students. Every year, South Florida’s architecture and design community demonstrate their support for quality interior architecture education through their annual participation in the event and auction.