The Art Alliance of Idyllwild, one of the busiest and most visible of local nonprofits, presents a weekend of outdoor art. The Art and Treasures Weekend, envisioned as a mini Sawdust Festival (with a nod to Laguna Beach), gives AAI member artists an outdoor venue for two full days, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31, under the pines at the Idyllwild Community Park.
Designed to attract Labor Day yard sale treasure seekers, locals and tourists, and showcase the wide diversity of local artists’ creations, the two-day event features entertainment by Tim Hornsey. Hornsey, whose art is featured at the show, will entertain with keyboard and guitar from 1 to 4 p.m. both days.
AAI President Gary Kuscher notes the growth in numbers of participating AAI artists as well as the quality of their work. “The work of member artists gets better every year,” he said.
There is no charge to attend the event now in its fourth year, and Kuscher said the vivid palette of colors and images, shapes and forms featured over the weekend will ensure there will be treasures for each attendee’s tastes.
“It’s great to be able to feature art at the Community Center site and continue to enhance Idyllwild’s reputation as a town of artists and a destination for finding quality art,” said Kuscher.