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.




By Mary Shelley,


Directed by Tom Provenzano


March 9 - 18, 2018


Based on the original masterpiece by Mary Shelley, this a tale of horror is not about a mindless beast, but of a creation longing for acceptance and companionship. This fresh perspective on the life of Dr. Victor Frankenstein is a chilling story of great triumph and the gravest tragedy that occurs as a result, forcing us to ask: Is it nature or nurture that truly makes one a monster?


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. 


Redlands, CA–February 14, 2018–Artist applications are open for the 2018 Redlands Festival of Arts>, 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.



San Bernardino, CA. February 14, 2018.

Arts Connection has appointed Jennifer Kane as the new Executive Director. Ms. Kane brings 10 years of arts, education, and community leadership experience to her new role. The outgoing Executive Director, Danielle Giudici Wallis, looks forward to working with Ms. Kane and assisting the organization as Program Specialist. The board and current staff are thrilled to have Ms. Kane join the team and believe that her range of skills, experiences, and commitment to community will be a great asset to the organization.





Special thanks to our conference host, Copper Mountain College!




Drs. Ernest & Dorothy Garcia


Arts Sustainers

Randy Polumbo

KOA Corporation Planning & Engineering

San Bernardino Art Association

The Ranch Projects Publishing

Joshua Tree Music Festival


Arts Advocates

Paulson Orthodontics

Mojave Desert Land Trust

Cultural Planning Group

Gruen Associates

The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art

The Ontario Museum of History and Art

The Community Foundation

The Noah Purifoy Foundation

Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology

Pappy & Harriets

Bobby Furst 

The Joshua Tree Inn


Arts Friends

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (JTHAR)

Chaffey College, School of Visual & Performing Arts

High Desert Test Sites

Elwood & Associates

Inlandia Institute


Special thanks to Copper Mountain College for our hosting the conference this year!









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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