The Idyllwild Arts Academy, in a drive to build more connections with the town, is opening its first in-town store and information facility.
On North Circle Drive, directly next to Jack Farley’s Art Supplies, the new center will serve as an introduction to campus life. It will screen, in high definition, IAA Film and Digital Media student films, performances by student artists, and other campus information that will acquaint residents and Hill visitors with campus activity and the high levels of artistic accomplishment of IAA students and faculty.
The store will merchandise campus tees and sweats, mugs and water bottles and other “get to know” IAA items. The opposite side of the well-
designed store (design by Jeremy Teeguarden) will feature Jazz in the Pines memorabilia.
Prior to the August jazz festival on the grounds of the IAA campus, patrons can buy advance tickets at the new location.
Teeguarden said the IAA North Circle location would be open seven days a week during the summer, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with opening anticipated for this weekend. Future plans could include expanding the in-town presence to include a gallery, but that is not yet decided.