The Leanin’ Tree Museum and Sculpture Garden will close August 31, 2017. The museum displays the private art collection of Ed Trumble, founder of Leanin’ Tree Greeting Cards. Beloved by locals and visitors alike, this free museum has been serving the public for over forty years. At age 92, Mr. Trumble feels that his work with the collection is complete and he wants to see his art find new homes with the next generation of families, collectors and museums. Selling the art and closing the museum will have no effect on the ongoing greeting card business, which is a completely separate entity.
Visitors are encouraged to visit the museum through the end of August, when the museum will close. Scottsdale Art Auction will be handling the sale of the collection in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 19 and 20, 2018.
Leanin’ Tree products are offered at factory discounts at its gift shop located in the company’s Gunbarrel headquarters. In addition, Leanin’ Tree offers free factory tours of the greeting card production process. Both the gift shop and factory tours will remain open.