Council of 101
The Council of 101 was founded in 1965 to further the cultural development and appreciation of the visual arts in Florida.
This outstanding group of women comprises an organization of nearly 300 dynamic women leaders in the Central Florida Community. These volunteers donate countless hours, boundless energy and strong personal resources to fund-raising projects that provide vital financial support to the Orlando Museum of Art. Since its inception, the Council of 101, through major fund-raising projects, has contributed in excess of $11,000,000+ toward exhibits, museum expansion and children’s programs.
ANTIQUES VINTAGE & GARDEN SHOW
An annual project presented by the Council since 1983. Highly respected dealers offering an array of fine quality antique furniture, paintings, jewelry, oriental rugs, porcelain and vintage collectibles as well as floral and garden designers highlight each year’s show. Special events enhance this elegant three-day show held in February.
CORPORATE LEASE PROGRAM
In addition to these efforts, the Council has provided an outstanding program leasing fine art prints from the Contemporary American Graphics Collection to Central Florida businesses on a biennial basis since 1974. Not only is the showcasing of these prints an excellent community outreach program, but it also enables the purchase of new prints each year, helping to build the Museum’s collection.
FESTIVAL OF TREES
The annual event transforms the Museum into a glittering wonderland replete with sparkling trees, vignettes and stunning décor for visitors of all ages. Special activities include an opening night party, musical performances, festive evening events and delightful programs for seniors and children. Trees, wreaths, gingerbread houses and decorative accessories for home or office are available for purchase. First presented in 1986, this nine-day holiday event is now enjoyed by more than 20,000 visitors every year in mid-November. With the support of business partners, sponsors and volunteers, the Council has offered the Central Florida community an opportunity to experience the joy of the season as well as support the Orlando Museum of Art.