One of the trees includes a beach-themed arrangement by local artist Tom Preston sponsored by InSite Consulting Architects.
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19 stunning Christmas trees on display at Kemper Center’s annual Gallery of Trees

Sponsored by local businesses and individuals, trees are up for bidding or will be raffled off Sunday, Dec. 4

By Jeffrey ZampantiKENOSHA.COM

With a passion for writing and love for his hometown, Zampanti has nearly three decades experience working directly in the Kenosha community. The Kenosha native is Director of Content for Kenosha.com.

Imagine a professionally decorated Christmas tree glowing with lights, ornaments and creativity delivered right to your living room this holiday season.

Nineteen spectacular trees — including a beach-themed arrangement by local artist Tom Preston — are on display and up for bidding or raffled off at Kemper Center’s annual Gallery of Trees through Sunday (Dec. 4).

The auction serves as a fundraiser to support operations and ongoing restoration of Kemper Center and Anderson Arts Center.

The multi-level display is free to open to the public. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The trees are sponsored by numerous local businesses and individuals. Those involved include: 

Underwriters:  Snap-on Corporation, Lee Mechanical, Camosy Construction

Gold Tree: InSite Consulting Architects, Dickow/Cyzak Tile Company, Visit Kenosha, LiftPro, Bear Real Estate Group, Kemper Center Board of Directors

Green Tree: Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman, Fahey and O’Connell Family Dentistry

Red Tree:  Dr. Clifton and Mrs. Gladys Peterson, Kenosha Community Foundation, Festival Foods, Chuck Walle, Uline Corporation; Garland Alliance, Inc., and Palmen Auto Group

Along with the arrangement by Preston pictured above, here is a look at this year’s stunning collection:

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