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Festival of Trees underway at Cameron Art Museum


Wilmington, NC (WWAY) – The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time to head over to the Cameron Art Museum for the Festival of Trees.

The Festival of Trees exhibit features 27 trees decorated by volunteers and sponsors from all over the Cape Fear region.

The highlight of the exhibit is a 15-foot-tall remembrance tree where exhibit goers can leave messages to loved ones.

"The tree's are beautiful, they're humorous, they're quite thoughtfully put together, they're very personal to the organizations missions and the festival is peppered and supported with throughout with performances by local musicians and we have a theatre performance on Thursday night,” says Anne Brennan, executive director of the Cameron Art Museum.

Tickets to the Festival of Trees range from $12 dollars for adults down to $6 dollars for children and are available at the door.

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What festival is that?

I see no mention of Christmas anywhere so I'm guessing that maybe this is some other kind of tree festival?

The news piece did say that "The highlight of the exhibit is a 15-foot-tall remembrance tree" so maybe this is a "Rememberence Festival"?

With Christmas just around the corner, I sure hope someone doesn't accidentally waste 12 dollars hoping to see Christmas trees when this is apparently some other kind of tree festival.

Live Christmas trees (In-doors) in places of public assembly

Not a good idea. Some cities disallow it even with sprinkler systems. It's been said that these trees are almost impossible to fire retard. Keep in mind one live tree is dangerous, numerous are insanity. But if it's going to stay as is, the following precautions should be taken:

A journal should be kept by a person of competence, i.e., fire marshall, fireman, or person with a certificate of fitness with regard to fire safety and also such person should be on the scene when the building is open and occupied. He should also take a daily mark in the journal that all fire exits are unlocked and clear of obstruction(s). The sprinkler system is kept on and in good working order and whatever other precautions are necessary for said premises.

Don't worry, there are never

Don't worry, there are never more than a handful of people in the museum at any given time, including staff and volunteers. Every time I've been there, I practically have the place to myself.

re:Don't worry, there are never

Which is why they moved it get people in the door to hopefully come back again. Last year, it was held at the Minnie Evans Center at Murray Middle School. Quite a turnout.

This year, the trees cost $750.00

While your comments are true...

might I add bah humbug...


The trees are artificial, Captain Safety.

Fire Retardant Trees

Is there a tag stating such trees are fire retardant? This also applies to the draperies in the building.

Respectfully yours,

Captain Safety


LOL!!! Your "Captain Safety" comment literally made me laugh out loud!!