Art Alliance of Idyllwild Vice President Gary Kuscher said the 2012 Art Walk & Wine Tasting was the biggest yet, surpassing 2011 by several hundred visitors.

Artist Marcus Thorne paints out in front of Quiet Creek Gallery during the Art Alliance’s Annual Art Walk & Wine Tasting. Record crowds tasted wines from San Diego to as far away as Paso Robles. Photo by Barbara Reese


Monte de Oro Winery & Vineyards’ Penny Doverspike serves samplings of their wine in front of the Courtyard Gallery during the sold out event. Photo by Barbara Reese


Lynda Hart (right) and Linda Anderson take care in setting out hors d’oeuvres for the visitors in the parking lot of Florist in the Forest & Gallery. Photo by Barbara Reese


Neill Bell, representing La Serenissima Vineyards & Winery of San Diego, pours a sample of their wine to patrons outside of Honey Bunn’s and Joe Bakery. Photo by Barbara Reese


David Owthwaite, of Wiens Family Cellars of Temecula, was stationed outside the Spruce Moose at the Fort. Photo by Barbara Reese


Sandii Castleberry plays and sings her tunes to the art and wine crowd at the Gazebo in the Village Centre. Photo by Barbara Reese


Tamara Johnston from Middle Ridge Winery in Temecula pours a taste of their wine in front of Acorn Gallery. Photo by Barbara Reese