CommUNITY Holiday Tree Lit in Downtown Silver Spring

The year’s holiday CommUNITY Tree was lit Saturday night on the Fountain Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring.

The tree was once again designed by Karl Unnasch, who has created the Re-Imagining the Holidays art installation for the past six years, along with a partner, Michael Cimino, and three local artists—Michelle IzquierdoVanessa Smith and Erick Satchell II.

The 35-foot tall installation is topped by a mobile sculpture, and additional mobiles are installed in the breezeway from the Wayne Avenue garage. The tree will be on display until the end of the holiday season.

Top, Tommy McFly, formerly of FreshFM 94.7, once again served as emcee for the tree lighting. All photos by Mike Diegel.

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