Visit Idyllwild, one of the 100 best art towns in America*, during Labor Day weekend and discover one of the most unique community-wide events in Southern California! Watch artists create original art at artist-direct pricing with the sounds of live music filling the air, find treasures at community-wide yard sales featuring art collectibles and other goods, visit local businesses offering special "treasures" for sale, and reserve your room at Patron Inns.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am to 3 pm: Art & Treasures Art Festival, including working artists and art sales at artist-direct pricing and live music at the Idyllwild Community Center property by the playground. (across from Shell Station in Idyllwild, CA on Highway 243). You will see signs. Free and plentiful parking.
Friday - Sunday: Special treasures are being offered throughout the community.
Friday - Sunday: Find treasures at yard sales throughout town. Pick up your copy of the Town Crier publication for a map to yard sale sites. Make it a weekend event and book your stay at one of our Patron Inns today!
Sponsored by Chris Trout
*From the book by the same name by John Villani, published by the Countryman Press, April 2005.
ONLY ARTISTS WISHING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ART FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 8/31/13 & 9/1/13, NEED TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT ON THIS SITE. THERE IS NO COST FOR ARTISTS WHO ARE AAI MEMBERS WHO WISH TO PAINT AND SHOW THEIR WORK, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED. NON- MEMBERS WILL BE CHARGED A $40 BOOTH FEE FOR THE TWO DAY EVENT. THIS FEE MAY BE USED TOWARD A MEMBERSHIP (CONTACT AAI FOR MORE INFORMATION). PLEASE YOU MUST REGISTER ON THIS SITE TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE.
THE PUBLIC CAN ATTEND CAN PARTICIPATE AT THEIR PLEASURE WITHOUT REGISTERING.
For Businesses: Download the PDF poster linked to the main page (available at least two weeks before the event) then print (in color) your store flier onto 8.5" x 14" paper, or pick one up at the Town Crier. Then write in the "special treasure" you are offering. Place in the window of your store from Friday through Sunday. (You may post it earlier if you'd like.)
For Artists: Saturday/Sunday, Aug 31/Sept 1st are your days to show and sell your work at the ICRC property. Set up time is at 9 and tear down is at 4 pm. Art festival is open to the public from 10 am to 3 pm. Artists please set up on the concrete padding only. Rules for artists: art must be original work, or signed/numbered. Artists are encouraged to be working on art at their booth. Artists must sell their work directly (bring your own cash box, credit card machine if desired, etc.) Artists are responsible for any required permits or resale licenses. Artists must commit to staying for the entire event, from 10 am to 3 pm. AAI will heavily publicize the event for you--you just need to attend. Bring artists who may be interested in becoming a member of AAI and invite them participate at your booth location! Register online at our web site (click "register" button to the left) to participate.