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The Wrightwood Arts Center and Rattle magazine are excited to announce the 2023 Wrightwood Arts & Wine Festival to be held on Saturday, May 20th. The Festival exemplifies the Arts Center’s commitment to make Wrightwood a destination for dynamic engagement with the arts in Southern California and beyond. 

This one-day, juried event will feature a wide-variety of visual, culinary, literary, musical, textile and performing arts, along with wine tasting presented by regional wineries. Some highlights include:

•   Artists selling fine arts, decorative and functional art

•   Community Arts organizations

•   A variety of music performances

•   Wine tasting

•   Gourmet food

•   The annual Wrightwood Poetry Slam

•   Art activities 

•   Sponsorship opportunities

The Wrightwood Arts & Wine Festival planning committee is reaching out to regional artists to invite participation in this exciting event. The Festival will be widely marketed throughout California to highlight the growing and vibrant arts scene in Wrightwood. 

For more on the Wrightwood arts community, watch the new documentary The Inspiration You Find (above). A year in the making, and featuring footage from last year's festival, the documentary takes us into the studios of a half-dozen local artists including renowned sculptor John Frame and neon artist David Svenson.

As a juried art show, space is limited and not all artists will be accepted. In 2022, we were able to accept a large percentage of the artists who applied, but this might not be the case for 2023. 

Nevertheless, the selection committee is looking forward to reviewing your application, and we hope you'll join the fun on May 20th!

NOTE: Applications and fees are being collected by the festival's co-sponsor, Rattle magazine. Proceeds from the $15 application fees will go toward promotion of the festival. For those accepted, a separate booth fee will range from $100 - $250, not including rental of pop-up, chairs and table. Artists may bring their own 10' x 10' white pop-up, tables and chairs, or arrange for WAC to rent this for them at a separate cost.

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