The 19th Annual Art Walk and Wine Tasting will be Saturday, Oct. 8 — only three weeks away!  It is the largest event held in the center of town, with net proceeds supporting the missions of both the Art Alliance of Idyllwild and Associates of Idyllwild Arts Foundation.

Member galleries and art hot spots, along with 36 artist booths, will be opening their doors at 10 a.m.  New gallery guides and event maps, both available in the middle of town on the day of the event, will highlight the growing art scene in Idyllwild.

Art enthusiasts are encouraged to start their great art hunt in the morning. A wide variety of art media will be available for purchase and visiting the art locations is free.  Idyllwild Arts Academy shuttles sponsored by Palm Springs Subaru will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The “Art of Wine” Tasting is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature 18 Southern California wineries. Patron Wineries will be coming from Temecula, Warner Springs, Julian, Fallbrook and Idyllwild. Four wineries are new this year, including two boutique wineries.  Venues will also feature a variety of cheese and crackers hosted by Ferro.

In addition to being treated to live music, ticket holders will receive a keepsake wine glass and a gift bag with discount tickets and information from over 20 local event sponsors. New to this year’s event, event sponsors include both businesses and individuals who want to connect with the 1,200 ticket holders.

Current ticket prices are $35 each or $30 for AAI Members and Groups of 15 or more. Ticket prices for the event will go up to $35 and $40 at 5 p.m., Sept. 24. If any tickets are available on Oct. 8, they will be $50 each regardless of quantity.

With 54 percent of all tickets sold as this past Sunday, wine lovers are encouraged to purchase tickets online at  A limited number of tickets are also available at the Idyllwild Town Crier and The Spruce Moose. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, contact the Art Alliance of Idyllwild at [email protected] or 951-692-6135.


  1. Where is the parking lot served by the shuttles? How often will the shuttles run from the lot to the venue? As a former Hill resident, there is not enough parking in town to accommodate all the visitor.
    Thank you,
    TLC formerly from Pine Cove