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International Festival of Cinema -

Eye of the Artist Fundraiser


The Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema comes alive every January and offers awards to exceptional films and artists. It was first organized in 2009, under the working name the Idyllwild Film Festival. Film screenings are held in the Rustic Theatre and Caine Theatres.

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An Idyllwild tradition, the Eye of the Artist is the our second largest fundraiser and considered one of the largest art parties in town. A night filled with opportunities galore for attendees to win fantastic AAI Artist Member created artwork. A fun twist for art enthusiasts to their show support in keeping art alive in Idyllwild.

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Under $100 Art Fair -

For a complete list of all upcoming events sponsored by the Art Alliance of Idyllwild, Please go to their website.


This popular AAI art fair aims to get art into the homes of Idyllwild residents and visitors to the hill. This fun-filled art fair, as in the past two years, allows attendees to purchase art (jewelry, paintings, photography, etc.) for under $100! Perfect timing for Valentine's Day shopping with FREE admission to the public. Fair open 10am-4pm at Idyllwild Town Hall in center of town. Just follow the signs or call 951-692-6135.

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Summer Music Festival - Every


Every summer, aspiring young musicians come from all over the world to participate in the Idyllwild Festival. Students selected for the Festival have the opportunity to work in close proximity with some of the worldÕs finest artist/educators, individuals who carry a deep personal commitment to the education and training of everyone they teach.

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Eye Candy - April


How sweet it is!  It’s spring and our “Eye Candy” artists are ready to woo you with striking works that catch the eye with color, light, shape and movement.  The world of art has never been more tempting or enticing!  Come meet the artists and discover a dazzling world of art at an Afternoon with the Artists.

Presented by: Middle Ridge Winery

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Jazz In The Pines -


Hosted by the Idyllwild Arts Foundation. performers and fans of jazz, blues, and R&B have a breathtaking mountain campus to themselves after the departure of the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program's thousands of arts-lovers and before the first semester of the Foundation's residential high school, Idyllwild Arts Academy.

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Lilac Tea and Art Show


The Idyllwild Garden Club, hosts of the annual Lilac Tea and Garden Tour, are once again partnering with the Art Alliance of Idyllwild. An opportunity for AAI artists to set-up booths tucked among the lovely lilac garden, the sweet scent of lilacs is reflected in the sweet visual beauty of each artist booth.

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Annual Idyllwild Home Tour -


Hosted by the Idyllwild Area Historical Society this event is coming into its 17th season.

Every September, on the second Saturday after Labor Day, IAHS stages a driving tour of five distinctive early and modern homes never before open to the public. Enjoy refreshments at the museum during the tour.

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"Kaleidoscope" - Every May


Thu, May 11, 2017 12:00 PM

Four Day Judged Event

Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery (54301 N. Circle, Idyllwild).

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Art Walk and Wine Tasting


Hosted by the Idyllwild Art Alliance, it is their most popular fundraiser of the year and hosts 18 of Southern California's favorite wineries at art locations around Idyllwild.

They sold out last year and anticipate another stellar year. They have not increased the number of available tickets, so we recommend that wine enthusiasts purchase tickets by mid September to take advantage of discounted prices.

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Sip, Rattle & Roll -


May 26 Thru May 28, 2017

Sip, rattle & roll this weekend with a great lineup of toe tapping music and a little rhythm & blues. Come early and relax with a glass of wine while you browse our current art exhibit featuring the work of 24 artists from the Art Alliance of Idyllwild.  

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Halloween Carnival - Face Painting

Paws for Rhythm and Brews


The annual Halloween Carnival is bigger than ever and the Art Alliance of Idyllwild has been invited to participate. For those of you that are not artists, this is your chance to paint without any judging! You do NOT need to be an artist and you do NOT need to be a member to participate. In other words, it is all about having some good ole' hometown fun!

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Enjoy fine craft beers from 15 breweries (wine available, too), great food, and a rockin' blues band all while raising funds for Idyllwild Animal Rescue Friends. This festival takes place at the beautiful Idyllwild Nature Center in the San Jacinto mountains. Pre-sale $25, at gate $30, non-drinkers $5. Well mannered dogs and children are welcome!

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Lemon Lily Festival - Every

Annual Tree Lighting in Idyllwild


An annual two-day celebration of the Lemon Lily with Music, Art, Guided Hikes, Speakers, an Open-Air Market and much more.

The mission of the Lemon Lily Festival is to foster an appreciation for the threatened native Lily, Lilium parryi, educate the public of its plight and relevance to Idyllwild, restore it to its historical range and benefit Idyllwild economically by promoting it as a visitor destination.

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Visit the Art Alliance of Idyllwild and other non-profits that will be set up in the middle of town celebrating the holiday season. The AAI booth will be selling our deer sighting mugs filled with hot homemade cider.

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Idyllwild Harvest Festival - Every


At the Harvest Festival you'll find an amazing assortment of gift items and ideas for the holidays. You can stock up on your favorite homemade jams or organic lotions, or discover unique, one-of-a-kind works of art! Browse the colorful displays in the gymnasium of the Idyllwild School.

Enjoy the Festival, then stay for Santa's Parade and lighting of the Town & Christmas Tree - after the Festival.

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Week of Music - June


Happy independence Week!

More than a week of Music beginning Friday June 30 thru Saturday July 8. From Jazz to Folk to Rock to Swing, the Middle Ridge Winery offers a great way to enjoy your independence from the Brits.

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