The “Center of Idyllwild” mural on the side of The Fort facing Highway 243 has been restored to its original beauty under the direction of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild (AAI). According to AAI representatives, the mural had not had any restoration work since it was built in 1992. AAI member and artist Darcy Gerdes, left, presents a check for the completion of work, ahead of schedule, to artist J.R Darwin, second from left. Others present for the occasion are, from left, Gary Kuscher, AAI vice president, Reba Coulter, AAI treasurer, and Jan Bruner, AAI member and artist. Photo by Cid Castillo