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Nestled among the majestic pines of the San Jacinto Mountains, Idyllwild is one of the premier art towns of Southern California. The Art Alliance of Idyllwild strives to promote the artistic nature of this mountain hamlet as well as its artisans. The Art Alliance of Idyllwild is an organization that is dedicated to the Arts and Art Education. We bring art alive in our community with our annual events we put on throughout the year. We hope that you take a minute to explore what we do and look forward to having you up for our events.

Upcoming events

    • Sun, August 11, 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Mon, September 30, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • 54240 Ridgeview Drive, Idyllwild 92549

    Visit the Courtyard Gallery to appreciate the award-winning art of many of our Artists.

    The gallery is open from 11am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

    • Tue, September 17, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Tue, December 17, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • AAI Visitors Center at the Courtyard Gallery, 54240 Ridgeview Drive, Idyllwild

    Members and the General Public are invited to 

    attend the AAI's Board Meetings

    • Thu, September 26, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Town Gallery, 54425 N Circle Drive, Idyllwild, 92549

    • Sat, September 28, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 26409 Saundrers Meadow Road, Idyllwild, 92549

    Join an active group of Painters, Photographers and Sketch Artists who hone their life figure drawing and photographic skills each month.  Capture the best each life figure model has to offer.  

    We employ male and female models, nude or clothed, sometimes in costume.  If you would like to model, contact artinidyllwild@gmail.com

    Please register for planning purposes, though walk-ins are welcome.  Students under 18 welcome with written consent from their parents or legal guardians.


    The venue is Elanie Moore's studio, 26409 Saunders Meadow Road, Idyllwild, CA 92549.  To access the studio, walk down the dirt road between 26409 B and the Idyllwild School's Ball Field.  Call Elanie on 626-347-3616 for directions or information.

    • Sat, October 12, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Ticket Booth @ The Courtyard Gallery, 54240 Ridgeview Drive, Idyllwild, 92549
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    Art Walk 11am-5pm - Wine Walk 2-5pm

    Start your great art hunt by visiting our galleries, art hot spots, and artist booths.  You do not need a ticket to visit the art locations and free maps will be available at AAI Central located at the Courtyard Gallery, 54240 Ridgeview Drive.   

    Continue your Idyllwild experience with wine tasting from 2pm-5pm.  A ticket is required for the tastings, which includes a keepsake wine glass, entertainment by local musicians, and a variety of cheese, crackers and grapes.  Best of all, ticket holders will get the opportunity to sip great wine while mingling with other wine and art enthusiasts.  Non-drinking friends may join you in the wine pouring areas without a ticket.  We discourage bringing children and pets.  

    We want you to enjoy all that Idyllwild has to offer, so will have free shuttles running around the village starting at 11am, finishing at 6pm.
    Participating Wineries

         Group Discounts

        Group discounts apply for groups of 15 or more when tickets are purchased at the same time.   Groups that need assistance are asked to contact us at 562 822 5479 to coordinate logistics. 

        Ticket Booth

        The location for "AAI Central" is the Courtyard Gallery, 54240 Ridgeview Drive (behind the Shell Station). We will open at 10am.  Just follow the crowd and signs to pick up your glasses and wrist bands before visiting our galleries and art hot spots. Tickets may be purchased here, too.  Shuttles will start from this location.  

        AAI Membership 

        Why not become a member and receive discounted tickets and other benefits?  Memberships start as low as $40 for "Art Lovers."  Click for more information at Join or Renew Membership!


        We recommend that you have a designated driver or, better yet, stay the week-end at one of our Patron Inns.  Book early as accommodation is in high demand for the week-end.

        Road Conditions

        All roads to Idyllwild are now open with only one exception, the 243 at Banning to Idyllwild. However, just follow I-10 to the Monterey Road exit that turns into the 74 then the 243 into Idyllwild.  Or you can go via San Jacinto, using Hwy 79 off the I-10.  It's worth the drive!

        Due the February floods in Idyllwild, attending this event also helps support our local business community.  Your patronage will help them recover financially more quickly. Through this fundraiser, the AAI provides grants to local organizations in support of our community. Check out Donations & Community Spirit by the AAI to see how your support sponsors our good works in Idyllwild.  The AAI is a 501(c)(3) organization.  Our California Corporation Number is 2366191.  Charitable contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


        About a week before the event, you will receive an email giving weather conditions, road conditions and other useful information.  Please note that this is a "Rain or Shine" event so there are no refunds on tickets purchased.  However, we will issue a donation receipt for tax purposes.


        Call 951-692-6135 or email us direct at artinidyllwild@gmail.com.

        • Ticket holders must be 21 years of age or older. All ticket holders must be present when picking up glasses.  If not present, due to ABC regulations, only glasses and wrist bands for those present will be handed out.  Remaining glasses and wrist bands will be handed out as other members of your party check in. 
        • Larger groups that will not all be checking in at the same time, may email us a list of their individual guests, thus allowing guests to check in at their leisure.  All guests in a group are listed under the name of the person purchasing the tickets.
        • Money raised helps our mission to fund art scholarships  art education and art events by the AAI.  All sales final.  NO REFUNDS on tickets purchased.  Please read event waiver
        • Sat, October 12, 2019
        • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Wine Pouring Locations

        The AAI invites its Artist Members to participate in our 21st Art Walk & Wine Tasting Event on Saturday, October 12, 2019.   You may set up a 10' x 10' art booth at our wine tasting stations, our AAI Galleries, our Art Hot Spots or other locations we offer on this day.  Other locations may be added from time to time.

        The Art Walk will take place from 11am to 5pm.  A map will direct visitors to our galleries, art hot spots, and artist booths.   Shuttles will start at 11am and focus on art.  The shuttles will run until 6pm.

        The Wine Tasting will take place from 2pm to 5pm.   We have 20 of Southern California's favorite wineries.  

        AAI Central will be at the Courtyard Gallery, 54240 Ridgeview Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549.  Shuttles will start from this location.  

        Because this is a fundraiser, we are asking participating artists to contribute $10 to offset the cost of the earlier shuttles.  

        Other than the $10 contribution, 100% of the individual art sales stay with the artist.  

        If you wish to put marketing material in our 1,000 gift bags, please complete the Sponsorship Package 2019 Art Walk and Wine Tasting and mail in your preference.  All material must be with us by September 15, 2019.

        If you need accommodation, our Patron Inns will be happy to provide it.  Book early as they fill up quickly.

        This year's artist booth pouring locations are:

        • Fern Valley Emporium (by invitation)
        • Cafe Aroma
        • Mountain Pottery
        • La Casita Mexican Restaurant (using the vacant lot next to La Casita)
        • Oakwood Village
        • Idyllwild Area Historical Society
        • Middle Ridge Winery (by invitation)
        • Village Center (on the grass or concrete)
        • The Fort (by invitation)
          • Sacred Soul Creations
          • Spruce Moose
          • Earth n Fire
        • Town Crier (non-pouring)


        • Must be an AAI Artist Member.  To become one click here.
        • May share booth, if both artists are AAI Artist Members.
        • Booth spaces are 10' x 10'.  
        • Please provide your sellers permit number when registering.  
        • Please acknowledge our  Artist Guidelines for 2019 Art Walk when registering.
        • Please acknowledge Limited Liability Waiver when registering.
        • During registration you will be asked to select a location. Some locations have selected their own artists, but they should still register.  Some locations do not have a wine pouring sites.  We will attempt to assign each artist to their first choice of location, but this may not be possible.
        • Once assigned to a site, we will pre-assign artist booth spaces within the site.  A map will be sent to you with each artist's location.  The map will also be posted on the site on the day of the event.
        • We need volunteers to make the event run smoothly, please ask your family and friends if they would like to help with security (ensuring drinking within the site only) or hospitality (serving cheese & crackers)
        •  If you have questions about the registration process or to provide contact details for volunteers, please email us at artinidyllwild@gmail.com
        • Wed, October 23, 2019
        • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • Mile High Cafe, 26600 Why 243, Idyllwild, 92549

        Member Mingle & Meeting

        We encourage members to attend to discuss:

        • who will become the new President from 2020
        • who will take over some of the tasks that make a successful organization
        • what events to hold during 2020
        • whether to continue the Courtyard Gallery

        Enjoy delicious food, wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks for only $10.00 per person.

        Come and mingle with old friends and make new ones!

      Past events

      Mon, September 02, 2019 Call of the Wyld 2019 Concert
      Sat, August 24, 2019 AAI Life Figure Open Studio
      Sat, July 27, 2019 AAI Life Figure Open Studio
      Sat, July 20, 2019 Carol Mills re-tre-'spek-tiv
      Thu, June 20, 2019 2019 Board Meeting Schedule
      Sat, May 11, 2019 Artist Studio Tour
      Fri, April 26, 2019 Eye of the Artist - Awakening
      Sat, March 30, 2019 Fused Glass Workshop with Scott Finnell
      Sat, March 16, 2019 The Imagery of Words - a collaboration between visual and written word artists
      Tue, March 05, 2019 Annual Member Meeting & Mingle
      Thu, December 06, 2018 "Call of the Wyld 2018" CD Release Party & Member Mingle
      Thu, November 29, 2018 2018 Board Meeting Schedule
      Sat, November 24, 2018 AAI Booth at the Christmas Tree Lighting
      Wed, October 31, 2018 Halloween Face Painting
      Thu, October 18, 2018 Idyllwild Town Monument
      Sat, October 13, 2018 Ticket Purchase for the 21st Annual Art Walk and Wine Tasting (2018)
      Sat, August 11, 2018 Jazz in the Pines 2018 - AAI Art Booth
      Sat, July 07, 2018 Capturing Great Photos With Your Smartphone
      Sat, June 16, 2018 Herd Gathering
      Fri, June 08, 2018 Panel of Experts: Judging Art
      Sat, May 26, 2018 Plein Air Artist Workshop with Jessica Schiffman
      Sat, May 26, 2018 Plein Air Outdoor Painting Competition
      Mon, May 14, 2018 Focus on Photography: People/Places
      Sun, May 06, 2018 Mother & Daughter Afternoon Tea and Textile Art Creation
      Sat, April 07, 2018 Eye of the Artist - Visions of Unity
      Mon, February 19, 2018 February Life Figure Drawing (Female)
      Sat, February 17, 2018 Annual Member Meeting & Mingle
      Sat, January 20, 2018 The Imagery of Words - a collaboration between visual and written word artists
      Mon, January 15, 2018 January Life Figure Drawing (Female)
      Sat, December 16, 2017 Winter Solstice Art Show
      Mon, December 11, 2017 Film Festival 2018 Program Cover Design Competition
      Sat, November 25, 2017 AAI Booth at the Idyllwild Tree Lighting Event
      Sat, November 18, 2017 November Life Figure Drawing (Female)
      Sat, November 18, 2017 Fused Glass Class
      Wed, November 15, 2017 Beyond the Broken - Tips for Photographing the Salton Sea
      Sat, October 28, 2017 Life Figure Drawing - Male Nude Model
      Thu, October 26, 2017 Cafe Aroma - Members Mingle
      Tue, October 17, 2017 Painting with Watercolor on Yupo Paper
      Sat, October 14, 2017 Artist Booth Registration for Art Walk & Wine Tasting, October 14, 2017
      Fri, October 13, 2017 Winery Reception on October 13, 2017
      Sat, September 30, 2017 AAI Booth at the Howl & Yowl Musical Event
      Sat, September 16, 2017 La Femme dans le Jardin Model Session
      Wed, July 19, 2017 3rd Annual - La Casita Members Mingle
      Sat, July 15, 2017 Eye of the Artist - Landscapes of the Mind
      Sat, June 10, 2017 Plein Air Outdoor Painting Competition
      Fri, June 09, 2017 Live Painting Demonstration by Rich Stergulz (Free/Limited Seating)
      Sat, June 03, 2017 Art Booth - ARF Paws for Rhythm and Brews
      Fri, June 02, 2017 Appreciation Event - Invitation Only
      Thu, May 11, 2017 "Kaleidoscope" - 4 DAY Judged Art Show
      Sat, April 29, 2017 Lilac Tea and Art Show - FILLED
      Fri, March 24, 2017 Community Mural Coloring and Social - FREE
      Sat, March 11, 2017 Facebook 101 - Learn to use FaceBook to Promote Art
      Fri, March 03, 2017 Annual Membership Meeting
      Sun, February 12, 2017 Secrets to Framing, Matting, Wiring and Hanging
      Sat, February 04, 2017 Musical Spoons Making Youth Workshop with Sandii Castleberry
      Sat, February 04, 2017 Under $100 Art Fair - A Sweetheart of a Deal
      Sat, January 28, 2017 Members Only - Special Bylaw Amendment Meeting
      Sat, January 28, 2017 Learn to Create an AAI Online Art Gallery
      Sat, November 26, 2016 Idyllwild Tree Lighting
      Fri, November 18, 2016 NEW: Mini Show at Higher Grounds Gallery
      Fri, November 04, 2016 Beginner Fused Glass Class
      Tue, November 01, 2016 Election of 2017/2018 Board of Directors
      Mon, October 31, 2016 Halloween Carnival - Face Painting
      Thu, October 20, 2016 Cafe Aroma - Members Mingle
      Sat, October 08, 2016 19th Annual Art Walk and Wine Tasting (2016)
      Sat, September 17, 2016 Watercolor Workshop: The Illusion of Depth
      Sat, September 10, 2016 Community Potluck - FREE
      Wed, September 07, 2016 Nominations for 2017/2018 Board of Directors
      Wed, August 24, 2016 La Casita Members Mingle
      Fri, August 19, 2016 NEW: Jazz in the Pines - AAI Art Booth
      Tue, July 26, 2016 Members Mingle @ Higher Grounds Gallery
      Sat, July 16, 2016 Judged Art Show - Rescheduled
      Sat, June 25, 2016 The Science of Art - Youth Art Workshop
      Thu, June 23, 2016 Member Mingle at Bake Shop and Brew
      Sat, June 11, 2016 Artist Studio Tour - CANCELLED
      Fri, May 20, 2016 "Front and Center" Three Day Judged Art Show and Gallery/Art Hot Spot Tour
      Sat, May 14, 2016 Prepare Your Art for Sale and Show!
      Sat, May 07, 2016 Interactive Stretching Workshop for Hands and Upper Body - Educational Series
      Sat, April 30, 2016 Assemblage Artist Workshop "Creating Your Own Femme Fatale Art Piece"
      Sat, April 23, 2016 Lilac Tea and Art Show - EVENT FILLED
      Sat, April 23, 2016 FREE Educational Series - Keys to a Successful Art Business
      Tue, April 19, 2016 Members Mingle at Creekstone Inn - ONLY $5
      Mon, April 04, 2016 Gallery & Art Hot Spot - May Event Planning Meeting
      Fri, February 26, 2016 Annual Membership Meeting
      Sat, February 13, 2016 Under $100 Art Fair - A Sweetheart of a Deal
      Sat, February 06, 2016 Community Potluck - FREE
      Sat, January 30, 2016 Appreciation Event - Invitation Only
      Tue, January 19, 2016 Idyll Awhile Members Mingle - Tacos and Wine Margaritas!
      Sat, January 16, 2016 RESCHEDULED: How to Create an AAI Online Gallery - Educational Series
      Sat, December 12, 2015 NEW! Winter Lane Pop-Up Gallery
      Sat, November 28, 2015 Idyllwild Tree Lighting
      Sat, October 31, 2015 Halloween Carnival - Community Event
      Thu, October 22, 2015 Cafe Aroma - October Member Mingle
      Sat, October 10, 2015 "Art Hot Spot"
      Sat, October 10, 2015 2015: 18th Annual Art Walk and Wine Tasting - OCT 10TH
      Wed, September 16, 2015 Member Mingle at Bake Shop and Brew
      Wed, August 19, 2015 AAI Members Mingle at La Casita
      Sat, July 18, 2015 NEW - ART UNCORKED - Judged Art Show & Gallery Tour
      Sat, June 13, 2015 Sizzling Summer Plein Air & Working Artist Gallery Tour
      Sat, May 16, 2015 CANCELLED - Judged Artist Members Show and Gallery Working Artist Tour
      Sun, May 03, 2015 CANCELLED - Young Adult & Youth Art Show
      Sat, April 25, 2015 CANCELLED - AAI Artist Series "The Art of DOTilism" with Jerry Baccaire
      Thu, April 23, 2015 Lilac Tea and Art Show
      Sat, April 11, 2015 CANCELLED - Community Social Potluck
      Sat, March 28, 2015 AAI Artist Series - How to Photograph your Art with just your Cell Phone
      Sat, March 07, 2015 Eye of the Artist Judged Art Show and Fundraiser!!
      Sat, February 21, 2015 AAI Artist Series - Nuno Felted Silk Scarves
      Sat, February 07, 2015 Under $100 Art Fair - A SWEETHEART OF A DEAL
      Fri, January 23, 2015 General Membership Meeting and Social
      Sat, December 20, 2014 Winter Solstice Art Sale and Musical Fusion
      Sat, December 13, 2014 Invitation Only - Appreciation Dinner
      Sat, November 29, 2014 Idyllwild Tree Lighting
      Sun, November 16, 2014 Community Social Potluck - FREE
      Sat, October 11, 2014 Art Walk and Wine Tasting
      Sat, September 27, 2014 Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
      Sat, August 30, 2014 Idyllwild's Art and Treasures Weekend
      Sat, August 30, 2014 AAI Yard Sale - CANCELLED
      Sat, July 19, 2014 Judged Artist Members' Show and Gallery Working Artist Tour
      Sat, June 21, 2014 Idyllwild Deer Sightings MIDDLE RIDGE Wine Release
      Fri, June 06, 2014 Plein Air Festival
      Sat, May 24, 2014 Judged Artist Members' Show and Gallery Working Artist Tour
      Sat, April 26, 2014 Art Workshop with Local Artist ~ Rachel Welch!
      Sat, April 19, 2014 Lilac Walk and Art Show
      Sat, April 12, 2014 Community Social Potluck - FREE
      Sat, March 29, 2014 Art Workshop with Gerry High!
      Sat, March 22, 2014 Enhancing Your Online Presence Workshop - SPACE LIMITED
      Sat, March 08, 2014 Eye of the Artist Judged Art Show and Fundraiser!!
      Sat, February 22, 2014 "More Than Words" Mixed-Media Workshop w/Joann Tomsche
      Sat, February 08, 2014 Under $100 Art Fair - A SWEETHEART OF A DEAL
      Fri, January 24, 2014 AAI 2014 Unveiling & Social Gathering
      Sat, December 21, 2013 Winter Solstice, Jazz Fusion and Art Sale
      Sat, November 30, 2013 Banner Bidding 11/30/13 - 1/14/14
      Sat, October 12, 2013 2013 Art Walk and Wine Tasting Oct 12
      Sun, September 15, 2013 "Deer Sighting" Herd Gathering
      Sat, August 31, 2013 Idyllwild's Art and Treasures Weekend Aug 31 - Sept 1
      Sat, July 13, 2013 Judged Artist Member's Show & Gallery Working Artist Tour July 13-14
      Fri, June 07, 2013 Plein Air Festival June 7 -9
      Sat, May 25, 2013 Judged Artist Member's Show & Gallery Working Artist Tour May 25 - 26
      Sat, May 11, 2013 Lilac Walk & Art Show May 11-12
      Sat, March 09, 2013 Eye of the Artist Judged Art Show & Fundraiser: Theme is "Sensuality" March 9
      Sat, December 01, 2012 Appreciation Dinner - By Invitation Only December 1
      Sat, May 26, 2012 Idyllwild's Art and Treasures Weekend May 25 - 27

      Telephone: 951-692-6135 , Address: PO Box 472, Idyllwild, CA 92549                     © Copyright Art Alliance of Idyllwild

      Email: artinidyllwild@gmail.com

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