Saturday, December 23, 2017

Five Thousand Dollar Christmas Tree

I've written several times about AZ88, the very eclectic restaurant located at the Scottsdale Civic Center.  They always have changing contemporary art exhibits that decorate the restaurant and they always have some very creative Christmas decorations.

This year's tree is no exception.  It is literally a $5,000.00 tree because it's composed of about 5,000 one dollar bills.




















Here's a close-up view.  They are real dollars, I asked just to make sure.


The star on the top of tree is made up of shiny new pennies.


From the table where we were seated, I liked looking at the view of the tree in the big mirror that is on the back wall of the restaurant.

I go to AZ88 because I love the atmosphere and the food but, the creative art keeps me coming back time and again.


12 comments:

Thérèse said...

I wonder about what they will do with the tree when the season comes to an end? Do they give it to charity?

Kate said...

Good question about what occurs with the tree at the end. Who sponsors this unusual tree. . . the restaurant or the merchants in the area?

Lowell said...

Very interesting but because I'm something of a drag, I couldn't help wonder if the Spirit of Christmas might not be better served by giving those dollars to the homeless or other such cause? :) Have a wonderful celebration, Sharon!

Steve Reed said...

That's clever! I'm sure they take it down carefully and put it all back in the bank -- or give it to charity, as a commenter suggested above.

William Kendall said...

That's very different!

Merry Christmas!

RedPat said...

I'm hoping the money goes to a charity! We haven't had 1 dollar bills in years!

bill burke said...

That is an unusual tree and I do hope that the restaurant is going to donate the money to a worthy cause. That would be wonderful if they did that. I do like the star made with shiny new pennies.

Catalyst said...

They should divide that tree among the staff.

Amy Franks said...

yes, same question from me as the first commentor. do they give the money to charity?

Judy Ryer said...

I'm not sure what to think about that. I think I agree with Lowell.

Bob Crowe said...

I wonder if there was any pilferage.

Jack said...

Uhhhh . . . . why?