Art Alliance plans 18 events this year

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The Art Alliance of Idyllwild held its annual membership meeting Friday evening, March 3, at the Idyllwild Community Presbyterian Church. Martha Lumia and Jacque Swerdfeger, membership co-chairs, spoke about benefits for members. Photos by Peter Szabadi

Art Alliance of Idyllwild President Zack Steinhuas presided over the annual membership meeting. Twenty-three members attended the Friday, March 3, meeting, at the Idyllwild Community Presbyterian Church.

Active volunteerism, as with many Idyllwild nonprofits, was the common thread throughout the evening. Highlighting the benefits of membership and where members can get involved was the message, which Martha Lumia and Jacque Swerdfeger, membership co-chairs, shared with the group.

Shanna Robb presented a full slate of 18 planned events that includes 10 events that will feature art. The June Plein Air Festival, which will be co-chaired by Judy Hoyt, and the May 11 to 14 Kaleidoscope were two such events. The 2017 event calendar is posted on the AAI website at www.artinidyllwild.

Rob Padilla, Gallery and Art Hot Spot co-chair, provided an overview of the nine current gallery and art hot spot members. With the art scene in Idyllwild gaining momentum, both in terms of art quality and art being purchased, the goal is to create a cohesive plan that will continue to bring visitors to the Hill.

Peter Szabadi introduced a breakout activity that focused on getting direct feedback from those present about volunteerism. Following the breakout, Treasurer Robb presented a detailed financial report with pie charts.

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