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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

    • Tue, June 01, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • Wed, September 01, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Idyllwild

    The AAI invites its Artist Members to participate in our 23rd Art Walk & Wine Tasting Event on Saturday, October 9, 2021.   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 a selection of Southern California's favorite wineries.  

    AAI Central will be at Idy Park in the middle of town.  Shuttles will start from this location (next to the Town Monument).  

    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 2021 Art Walk and Wine Tasting and let us know your preference.  All material must be with us by September 15, 2021.

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

    We are still working out this year's site hosts.


    • You must be an AAI Artist Member.  To become one click here.
    • You may share booth, if both artists are AAI Artist Members.
    • Booth spaces are 10' x 10' and it is essential that you weight down the legs of the booth.
    • Please provide your sellers permit number when registering.  
    • Please acknowledge our Artist Guidelines when registering.
    • Please acknowledge Limited Liability Waiver when registering.
    • At this stage, we only need to know that you want to take part.  We will contact you to find out your preferred location.  We will attempt to assign each artist to their first choice of location, but this may not be possible and some sites do not have pouring stations.
    • 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
    • Fri, August 20, 2021
    • 5:00 AM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • AAI Gallery, 26364 Saunders Meadow Road

    The AAI invites our artist members to register for the "Explore" Judged Art Show opening on Friday, August 20, 2021 with an Artist Reception from 5-7pm.  Enjoy wine, music, nibbles, friends and celebrate with the ribbon winners.

    Have fun with this expansive, optional theme "Explore" - explore life, explore nature, explore relationships, explore self and whatever and wherever your imagination takes you.  

    As well as being judged for the show, your work will be exhibited until November 21, 2021 and will be for sale at the AAI Gallery & Visitors Center.

    The Judge will award first, second and third place ribbons for the following categories:



    Wearable Art


    Ribbons will also be awarded for "Best of Show," "People's Choice," and "Best Theme" categories.

    The exhibition will be on display until Monday, Saturday, November 21, 2021.  We offer our members a longer opportunity to sell their art.

    We encourage members to submit a new piece of art, recently created and never exhibited before.  When registering, please put the title, medium and price of your piece.  If not known when registering, put TBD.  

    You will be asked to pick up your existing art at the time you drop off your artwork for the new show.

    Here's the deal:

    • Register online with details of your art by August 15, 2021.  All mediums welcome.
    • If you do not yet know the details of your piece, simply put TBD and email the details to artinidyllwild@gmail.com when known.
    • Bring one piece of art for the Explore show to the Gallery for judging by Sunday,  August 15, 2021 from 10am-3pm.  The gallery is open Saturdays, 11am-4pm and Sundays 10am-3pm.  We will not accept art after the deadline.
    • Judging will take place during the morning of August 20, 2021.
    • We will charge 30% commission to cover expenses.  There is no hanging fee if you have donated to the Eye of the Artist event during 2020.  Otherwise, the hanging fee is $15.00.
    • The maximum size of framed artwork is 16" x 20"" and must be properly wired for hanging.
    • When you register, you acknowledge the AAI GALLERY GUIDELINES. 2021 and the Limited Liability Waiver
    • This is your gallery.  Please help make it successful.  We hope you will volunteer to do a shift at the gallery.  Call Cyn Grady at 774-277-1071 to arrange a convenient date and time.
    • For those artists who also exhibit at Middle Ridge Tasting Gallery, you may remove your art as necessary to comply with their contract.  
    • We will be happy to promote any other place where visitors may see your art.  Be sure to provide details for your label.

     If have questions email artinidyllwild@gmail.com

    or call 951.692.6135

    • Sat, August 28, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)

    The AAI invites AAI Artist Members to set up a popup booth on the grounds of the Town Hall.

    Listen to great music, enjoy refreshments and food, all the while selling your art at this 3rd annual event.  

    The charge is only $10 for a 10x10 booth.  This helps pay the cost of renting the Town Hall.  You keep 100% of your sales.

    Please be fully set up by 11:30am.

    Register now for these limited spaces!

    • Sat, August 28, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • Town Hall, 25925 Cedar Street, Idyllwild 92549

    This event features live music by local musicians, artist booths, refreshments food and family fun.  Bring a picnic, enjoy the entire day!

    Details of the lineup to follow.

    This event is contingent upon the pandemic being under control and the ability to hold large events in the county.

    • Sat, October 09, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • AAI Central in Idy Park in the middle of town to pick up your wine glass and gift bag - will call opens at 10am
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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 in Idy Park (in the middle of town).  

    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 - more will be added as they confirm

      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 in Idy Park (in the middle of Town). 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, if any are still available.  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.


      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 unless the event is cancelled because of pandemic-related restrictions.  If so, then a full refund will be given.  Please read the Participation Waiver

    Past events

    Sat, June 12, 2021 POPUP ART FAIR IN FRONT OF THE AAI GALLERY - Weekend of June 12-13, 2021
    Sat, May 15, 2021 2021 Herd Gathering
    Sun, April 04, 2021 Easter Art Fair
    Wed, January 13, 2021 AAI Board Meetings
    Fri, December 04, 2020 Christmas Art Kit Giveway for local children
    Sat, November 28, 2020 AAI Holiday Gift Faire
    Sat, October 17, 2020 Eye of the Artist Judged Art Show - 20/20 Vision
    Sat, September 05, 2020 AAI Booth at Art in the Park
    Fri, June 05, 2020 "I made this for you" Community Art Project
    Sat, May 23, 2020 March-May 2020 Life Figure Open Studio
    Sat, May 09, 2020 Artist Studio Tour
    Tue, April 14, 2020 2020 Quarterly Board Meeting Dates
    Wed, March 11, 2020 Annual Member Meeting & Mingle
    Sat, February 22, 2020 "Something to Hold Onto"
    Sat, February 08, 2020 March Life Figure Open Studio
    Sun, January 26, 2020 Current Exhibition at the Courtyard Gallery
    Sat, January 11, 2020 Scholarship for Summer Program at Idyllwild Arts Academy
    Sat, December 14, 2019 AAI December Life Figure Open Studio
    Sat, December 07, 2019 Holiday Open House and Gift Show
    Sat, November 23, 2019 AAI November Life Figure Open Studio
    Thu, October 31, 2019 AAI Halloween Face Painting Booth
    Sat, October 26, 2019 AAI Life Figure Open Studio
    Wed, October 23, 2019 AAI Mingle & Meeting
    Sat, October 12, 2019 Art Walk & Wine Tasting
    Sat, September 28, 2019 AAI Life Figure Open Studio
    Thu, September 26, 2019 Rocking Your Business Workshop
    Mon, September 02, 2019 Call of the Wyld 2019 Concert
    Sat, August 24, 2019 AAI Life Figure Open Studio
    Sun, August 11, 2019 Current Exhibition at the Courtyard Gallery
    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

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