From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, visitors to Idyllwild will be treated to local art that is all priced under $100. Hosted by the Art Alliance of Idyllwild, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the fourth-annual Under $100 Art Fair will feature 18 individual artist booths. Galleries and Art Hot Spots throughout town will also feature under-$100 sections in their businesses.
The art fair aims to erase the stress and cost that often accompanies Valentine’s Day. In addition to meeting the artists behind the creations being showcased, no one has to break their budget. Art mediums will include jewelry, paintings, photography, wood, carved eggs and much more.
Martha Lumia, event chair of the art fair, shared that the event “offers buyers direct access to local art at an affordable cost.” Held at the Idyllwild Community Presbyterian Church, it is walking distance to art galleries, inns, restaurants and locally owned retail establishments. Admission to the art fair is free.
In addition to Idyllwild being an art destination, Idyllwild has been named one of the “17 Coziest American Mountain Towns” by Expedia. Nestled among the pine trees and a short drive from the desert floor, visitors will instantly feel the charm of Idyllwild. The Deer Sightings project, an AAI public art installation of painted deer throughout the village, also is a must see.
AAI is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization that features art events throughout the year.