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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.

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.


Arts Connection is working with the San Bernardino County Museum to develop a popup exhibit for March 3 – 31st.  The theme is, “Life in the Cracks,” an idea that emerged from an event we are doing with artists collective Fallen Fruit at the museum on March 10th.  

SoCal Black Chamber/SB County Museum to Host Black Art Exhibit

The Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce, Inland Cities has teamed up with the San Bernardino County Museum to host a Black Art Exhibit in honor of Black History Month.

World renowned artists Charles Bibbs of the Inland Empire will be the featured artists during the Exhibit, which will be on display through the entire of February at the San Bernardino County Museum in the Schuiling Gallery. The Museum is located at 2024 Orange Tree Lane in Redlands, CA. The Black Art Exhibit will kick off with a reception on Tuesday, February 13 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. 

In addition to featuring the great works of Charles Bibbs the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce would to highlight up and coming artists as well. The Chamber will be accepting art work from aspiring local artists, high school artists and student artists from local colleges including California State University, San Bernardino and San Bernardino Valley College to give them an opportunity to show case their works to the Inland Empire residents, and give them a chance to mix and mingle with other artists that have achieved a level success. 

For additional information visit the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce website at www.blackchamberofcommerce.org.


“Summer Nights” Art Show

Artwork due June 30 at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center & Gallery

Open Call to Artist for the High Desert Arts and Literary Festival!

The High Desert Arts and Literary Festival invites artists to submit original entries of their paintings and prints, sculpture, clay art, textile art, photography, art glass, mixed media, and original fine art jewelry to display and sell. The Festival is in association with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), The San Bernardino County Museum, High Desert California Writers Club, and the San Bernardino County Library.

The Festival will be held Saturday, September 9th, at the Victor Valley Museum in Apple Valley. Proceeds benefit local STEM educational programs and local scholarships. For more information email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 760-646-6961.

Deadline August 1, 2017

“Winter Blues: Desert Moods and Shades”

Artwork due Jan. 6 at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center & Gallery

Art Night is a series of pop-up galleries showcasing the creative and artistic abilities of local artists in a collective effort to bring art, music and entertainment to downtown.

Art Night is intended to encourage creative thinking, stimulate conversation, inspire artists and enliven the community.  


  •   Artists must be 18 years and older, unless supervised by a responsible adult.

  •   Artists must be a resident of San Bernardino or Riverside County.

  •   Artwork must be original and have been executed and owned by the artist whose name appears in the online entry registration.

  •   Textiles, such as T-shirts and scarves, must be original work and cannot contain reference to Art Night.

  •   No items which are ingested or placed on the skin can be demonstrated, exhibited or sold. (Examples: Soaps and Lotions)

  •   Artwork must have been completed within the last three (3) years.

  •   There is no entree fee; however, if the artist plans to sell artwork, they must have a California State Sellers Permit and obtain a 1-day sales permit ($12.00) from City of San Bernardino Business Registration Office. Permit must be displayed at your space on the evening of the event. The application is attached.

  •   All artwork should embrace the spirit of Art Night as a community event. The Community Development Director has sole discretion to approve all artwork before it is displayed

  •   Artists may demonstrate techniques within their exhibit space (Example: Painting On-Site or Metal Working).

  • The City of San Bernardino, its employees and volunteers are not responsible for the contents, facilities, or individuals

    associated with Art Night.

  • No commercial goods for resale or consigned goods will be allowed.

  • Artists must provide their own flame retardant pop-up, chairs, tables and other display equipment. A 10ft x10ft, 10ft x 20ft or a 10ft x 30ft space will be provided.

  • There will not be access to electricity at the event. You may bring a generator if needed for your exhibit. Here are Four (4) pre-approved types of generators: 1. Champion Power Equipment 75537i, 3100 Watt 2. Honda EU20001, 2000 Watt 3. WEN 56352, 3000 Watts 4. Smarter Tools STAP-2000iQ, 1600 Watts

  • All transaction will take place directly between the artists and the customer.

  • Artist spaces must be staffed at all times for the protection of the artists and their work. The City of San Bernardino will not be responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen items, including but not limited to artworks and/or personal affects.

  • Artists may only promote their artwork within the exhibit . Solicitation beyond the exhibit is discouraged.

  • Artists are responsible for the setup, take down and clean up of their space. Any violation of this will prohibit them from participating in the future. Setup will be from 12pm (Noon) to 4:30pm, and Tear Down will be from 8pm to 10pm.

  • Food items will not be allowed for sale through artist booths, but food trucks will be available.


  • The City of San Bernardino retains the right to reject any application that does not meet these guidelines.

    Questions? Please contact Stephanie Sanchez in Community Development (909) 384-7272 X3343 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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536 W. 11th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Tel: 909.381.1900

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

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