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Registration is OPEN for the 2018 Highway 62 Open Studio Art Tours. Remember your membership must be active and be a resident (f/t or p/t) of the Morongo Basin. You'll need a photo of your artwork (read the guidelines), and be ready to select your primary medium.

Design a poster for the 16th Annual Joshua Tree Music Festival, capturing the ethos & vibe of the festivals via your own creative interpretation.
You must include the festival name and date (Joshua Tree Music Festival, May 17-20, 2018, in your design). The rest is up to you!
THE PRIZE - $500 plus 2 x JTMF passes for the May festival. A limited edition of the winning design will be printed and sold at the festival (proceeds to benefit Joshua Tree Living Arts (501c3), and will be used in social media festival promotions.

Library Innovation Lab 2018: Exploring New Ways of Engaging Immigrant Communities through Public Humanities Programming

Library Innovation Lab (LIL) aims to build the capacity of California public libraries to provide responsive and relevant public humanities programming through a practice-based professional development experience. Ten programming librarians from all parts of the state participated in the initial year of the program; each designed, implemented, and assessed an innovative project to engage immigrants in their community (see descriptions here).

There is a free information webinar this coming week on March 2, 2018.

The Women’s Center for Creative Work (WCCW) is excited to announce the third year of our Emergency Health Grant for Artists initiative!

Applications will be accepted between February 15th and March 15th, 2018. 

Applications are due by 11:59pm PST on March 15th. 



Artists of all disciplines who:

  • Live in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, or Orange Counties.
  • Identify as one or more of the following: female, transgender, non-binary, person of color, or low-income.
  • Have a medical, mental health, or dental emergency, OR have an illness-related financial need.
  • Are not enrolled in a full-time academic program.
  • Are at least 21 years old.

Artists in all disciplines and stages of their career are eligible to apply. Artists are not required to be US citizens. Applications may be submitted on behalf of an eligible artist unable to submit it on their own. Applications may be submitted online or by standard mail. 

Hi Desert Nature Museum

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

2018 Exhibition

In today’s era of heightened environmental awareness, artists are increasingly turning to junk stores, trash bins, and surplus outlets to satisfy their urge to create while still caring for the planet. This exhibit is designed to make people rethink our throw-away society by sharing the local community’s innovative and often surprising use of reused and recycled materials.


Redlands, CA–February 14, 2018–Artist applications are open for the 2018 Redlands Festival of Arts http://redlandsfestivalarts.com/>, which is a juried art show awarding over $5,000.00 in prizes to talented artists who will come from across the United States over this year’s Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27, from 10 am to 5 pm to exhibit their work in Smiley Park.

On Saturday, March 24, 2018, Youth Action Project will host an event to encourage the residents of San Bernardino to serve their community through art while positively representing San Bernardino high schools in honor of the legacy of Cesar Chavez. The event will feature a “YAP TALKS” followed by a community service project that promotes artistic expression and unity. The event is scheduled to take place on the campus of San Bernardino High School from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.


February 6, 2018

Painting on Painting

James O'Keefe and David Mackenzie "Painting on Painting"

JTAG presents new works by James O'Keefe and David Mackenzie opening Feb. 10  6-8PM

David Mackenzie is best known as an artist’s artist. Mackenzie considers his work to be part of the non-objective tradition of painting and touches on notions of deconstructive architecture, modernist history, geometry and perspective. His carefully considered and formulated surfaces are part of his process.

Mackenzie's paintings are pure line & spacial presences that draws the eye of the viewer into these master works of minimalism.

James O'Keefe

     "Painting is about keeping an open mind and letting things happen.  I try to suspend judgemental thoughts that inhibit outcomes.  Physically, I am balancing  desires for control with accidents and the unexpected.  Mentally, painting is a struggle between freedom and confinement.  I often try to explain things, but I must  also honor the unexplainable.   The freedom in painting is that it can truly leave what is known, redefine itself and constantly explore. This is what inspirational painting has always done.

  This series of new work at JTAG are paintings about making paintings. Some paintings have frames mounted within the picture plane creating a kind of a picture within picture scenario. The new questions raised are, what is a picture? and what are the boundaries of a picture? "

This show runs until March 4, 2018. 


6160729 Palms Hwy.Joshua Tree, Ca.

310 562 0511

Arts Connection, Mil-Tree and Diavolo Team up for Veterans’ Movement Workshop,
“Moving the Memories” 

Arts Connection and Mil-Tree present "Moving the Memories," a two-day movement workshop and presentation lead by Diavolo | Architecture in Motion© for veterans, active military and the community. This free workshop will take place at the Joshua Retreat Center in Joshua Tree, California, and is sponsored in part by grant funding from the California Arts Council’s Veterans Initiative in the Arts (VIA). VIA funded projects look to address the needs and improve the lives of California's veterans through the arts. The VIA program seeks to increase equity, access, and opportunities for veterans to participate in quality arts programming that is sensitive and responsive to their unique experiences.

San Bernardino, CA– Artists are integral to healthy communities, bringing people together, building community, and working toward social change. Arts Connection's Annual Conference creates opportunities for this to happen, and in 2016 Fallen Fruit presented the keynote at the University of Redlands and planted the seed for this project. There was an incredible response to their talk, and many who heard it expressed their desire to see Fallen Fruit do a project in San Bernardino County. Together, Arts Connection and Fallen Fruit submitted grant applications to the California Arts Council, the San Bernardino Fine Arts Commission, and SoCalGas. We were successful in our applications, and are excited to share the programs that we have planned.


The Garcia Center for the Arts
536 W. 11th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Tel: 909.381.1900

mailing address:

5500 University Parkway
Visual Arts Building, Rm. 308
San Bernardino, CA 92407

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