Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery is once again introducing a new art exhibit in its 4,000-square-foot gallery. Appropriately called “The Idyllwild Collection: Peace, Love and Whatever,” the exhibit aims to warm the heart and raise the spirit.

It features more than 200 works created by 33 artists from the Art Alliance of Idyllwild.

“Little did Chris and I know that when we started a winery we would end up in the art gallery business, too. And what a thrill it is to be surrounded by gorgeous art all day,” said Melody Johnston who, along with her husband and winemaker Chris, opened Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery to create a space where their love of wine and love of art could come together.

“With this new exhibit, we invite art lovers to let the art speak to them and to find a little ‘Peace, Love and Whatever’ brings them joy.”

Middle Ridge’s Afternoon with the Artists is open to the public from 2 to 5 p.m.  Saturday, Nov. 4. The exhibit will unveil the talents of local artists, some of whom are being featured in Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery for the first time. Visitors will have the opportunity to sip, talk and walk through the Tasting Gallery while getting to know the artists.

In addition, guests attending the reception will be treated to the blues, pop, R&B and jazz guitar sounds of Lenny Hansell and Gilbert Hansen, who will be performing from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Middle Ridge Winery encourages visitors to “spend the afternoon and with us … and the day in Idyllwild.”