Council of 101, founded in 1965, financially supports the Orlando Museum of Art and encourages the cultural development and education of the visual arts in Central Florida. This group of dedicated volunteers is committed to the museum through service and leadership demonstrated in volunteer hours, financial contributions, and the diverse skills shared to create and execute three annual fundraising events; the Festival of Trees, Art In Bloom and our Corporate Lease Program. The Council of 101, since its inception, has contributed over $12 million toward the acquisition of art, exhibitions, facility renovation and museum expansion programs.
(Photo above: Dale Chihuly, Citron and Cobalt Tower (detail), 2004, Blown glass, assembled on metal armature, 246 x 78 x 78 in. Shared with the community by the law firm of Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed in commemoration of its 35th anniversary. © 2004 Dale Chihuly.)Learn More
The Council of 101 invites you to join us in Celebrating a Season of Joy, benefitting the Orlando Museum of Art.
The Festival of Trees, now in its 34th year, celebrates the beginning of the holiday season, transforming the museum into a magical wonderland enjoyed by visitors of all ages.
Visitors from all over Central Florida make it a tradition each year to attend the festival. All proceeds directly support the museum, along with its exhibitions, lifelong learning and children's education programs.
This year we will be presenting a modified event, extending our dates to include Thanksgiving weekend. We will be managing attendance through reserved admissions and strictly adhering to social distancing guidelines. Please know that we are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of all attendees.
Celebrate the return of spring at the Orlando Museum of Art during Central Florida’s premier event, Art in Bloom: Festival of Fine Arts & Flowers!
The Council of 101 has presented an annual springtime fundraiser since 1983 showcasing highly respected dealers offering an array of fine quality antiques, paintings, jewelry, porcelain, vintage collectibles, and much more. In March, the Museum will welcome the season once again with its second annual Art in Bloom: Festival of Fine Arts & Flowers.
(Photo: Verisimilitude (background) with Rose Head Sculptures (foreground), Jamieson Thomas.)
The Council of 101 consists of approximately 300 provisional, active, associate and sustaining members. Financial commitments and committee obligations for members help to facilitate the mission of Council of 101 to provide financial resources for the museum.Become a Member
The Orlando Museum of Art’s Contemporary American Graphics Collection was begun in 1974 by the Council of 101 and was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Corporate Lease Program, administered by Council of 101 volunteers, leases a limited number of prints from this collection to businesses and organizations in Central Florida.
(Photo: Beatriz Milhazes, Dovetail, 2019, woodblock, screenprint, gold leaf, edition 7/40, 33 5/8 x 72 5/8 in. Purchased with funds provided by the Council of 101. © 2019 Beatriz Ferreira Milhazes.)