TheÂ Festival of the TreesÂ (FOT) is a fundraising event coordinated by FIU Interior Architecture and its advisory board. Each year, South Floridaâ€™s architecture and design community demonstrates its support for quality interior architecture education through their annual participation in the Festival of the Trees event and auction. This holiday extravaganza has raised over $100,000 in funds that benefit Florida International Universityâ€™s Interior Architecture Department and its talented students.Â Festival of the Trees Sponsors have underwritten designers who design and build their unique holiday creations and donate them to the event. These â€œtreesâ€ will be displayed and auctioned at the gala opening on November 20th. The lucky winning bidders will take these extraordinary creations and use them for holiday decorations in either their homes or offices. Individual tickets are $72.