The 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 as demonstrated by the number of hours, financial contributions and diverse skills shared through three annual fundraisers including the Festival of Trees, the Festival of Fine Arts and Flowers, and a Corporate Lease Program. The Council of 101, since its inception, has contributed over 12 million toward the acquisition of art, financial support of exhibitions, facility renovation and Museum expansion programs.Learn more
Since 1986, the Festival of Trees has been the signature event to kick off the holidays in Central Florida. It is enjoyed by more than 20,000 people each November when the Orlando Museum of Art is transformed into a wonderland of sparkling trees, festive holiday decorations, and gift boutiques. Part of the magic of the ten-day extravaganza is that each day is filled with unique daily entertainment and special events including the Opening Night Gala, the highly popular and family-friendly Reindeer Romp, choral and ballet presentations, musical interludes and visits by Santa Claus to name a few. The Festival of Trees is Council of 101’s gift to the community while raising funds to support the Museum.
This fundraiser directly benefits the museum’s programs including its Life Long Learning Initiative for the underprivileged. For questions related to Art In Bloom, to make a donation and to learn how you can help, please contact the Council of 101 Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (407).896.4231.
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 Council of 101 initiated the Corporate Lease Program in 1974 with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. American fine art prints by 20th century masters were purchased and gifted to the Museum forming the basis of the Contemporary American Graphics Collection. These prints are available for lease to businesses in Central Florida at a fraction of the cost of purchasing their own. Lease fees enable the Council of 101 to purchase new prints annually for the Museum.