On Saturday, Acorn Gallery owner Kirsten Ingbretson attended the Art Alliance of Idyllwild-sponsored art workshop taught by Gerry High, Artspresso gallery owner, held at Idyllwild School. Each participant went home with a finished masterpiece and learned how to apply some new materials and techniques.            Photo by John Pacheco
On Saturday, Acorn Gallery owner Kirsten Ingbretson attended the Art Alliance of Idyllwild-sponsored art workshop taught by Gerry High, Artspresso gallery owner, held at Idyllwild School. Each participant went home with a finished masterpiece and learned how to apply some new materials and techniques. Photo by John Pacheco

Saturday evening, April 12, the Art Alliance of Idyllwild is inviting the community to an old-fashioned, community event, “To greet, meet and eat,” according to Gary Kuscher, AAI president.

He stressed that this is not an AAI art event or meeting, rather it is to get individuals and members of the various community groups to sit down, share food and commune together as was done in days gone by.

“We’re trying to step out of the box,” Kuscher said. “We’re encouraging families to bring the kids.”

As the AAI website states, “… you do not need to be a member of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild. This is simply a social gathering for the community to perhaps meet other locals and share a good meal. Good food, good company, and good music … what a great combination!”

Because of the limited capacity at Town Hall and because the Community Social is a potluck, those wishing to attend are asked to register at the AAI website: artinidyllwild.org. This will help avoid the possibility that everyone brings dessert.

The event starts at 5 p.m. at Town Hall, where alcoholic beverages are prohibited. AAI will provide sodas and bottled water for a small donation.

Entertainment also will be provided. “Local musician Juls Phillips will be sharing her musical talent from approximately 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.,” wrote AAI member Shanna Robb.

Anticipating the success of this social, AAI has already scheduled a second for Nov. 8.

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