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12 Trees: The Joy of Creativity

Thu Nov 12 to Jan 03, All Day

This year, Canada’s leading designers and artists have been invited to re-imagine the Christmas trees both aesthetically and conceptually for a bold, new direction for the Gardiner Museum’s 27th annual 12 Trees exhibition.

The Designers
Michael Adamson
Bruno Billio
Justin Broadbent
Sophie DeFrancesca
Trevor Godinho
Hermès
Hunter Lewis Lake
Jenn E. Norton
The Stratford Festival
Susanne Shaw for Holt Renfrew
The Ukrainian Museum of Canada
Jane Waterous.

Exhibition Programs & Events

November 12 to January 3 
Give the Gift of Creativity
In partnership with Forests Ontario and Ontario Wood, the Gardiner Museum celebrates 12 Trees with a 40-foot tree designed by Dee Dee Eustace of Taylor Hannah Architect. Help decorate our tree with a $5 clay ornament, and your gift will allow us to offer a special holiday clay workshop for children in need.

November 12 to 27
Spreading the Joy of Creativity
Toronto retailers and businesses have joined us in celebrating The Joy of Creativity this holiday with window installations featuring stunning trees. Spot the logo in a store window and vote for your favourite tree via Twitter using the hashtag #SpreadtheJoyTO.

Tuesday December 1, 7 to 11 pm
G Party Gala
Celebrate The Joy of Creativity at the Gardiner Museum’s signature holiday gala. Guests will enjoy inventive cuisine, live performances, and other surprises embodying the spirit of creativity.

December 4   
12 Trees Market & Gardiner Friends Day
Celebrate 12 Trees: The Joy of Creativity on Gardiner Friends Day. Bring unlimited guests, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and a special Friends discount of 20% off regular merchandise in the shop and market.

December 5 & December 12
Holiday Clay Workshop
Join us for a two-session class this December as you prepare for the winter holidays. Work with our potter Lynn to make a candle holder, Menorah, Christmas tree or ornament out of clay.
$45 General; $38 Gardiner Friends

December 6, 11 am – 4 pm  
Family Day
Bring the kids for paper crafts, cookie decorating, hands-on clay activities and more! Free with admission.

The G Party

Join us at the G Party gala on December 1, a vibrant event to celebrate the Joy of Creativity. In addition to the exhibition, guests will enjoy inventive cuisine, live performances, and other surprises embodying the spirit of creativity.

Check out the Photo Gallery

12 Trees Sponsors and Supporters