Redlands Festival of Arts will bring art, music, activities and more to Smiley Park – Redlands Daily Facts

Redlands Smiley Park will be filled with art, music, children’s activities and food on Remembrance Day during the 10th Redlands Arts Festival.

The event, featuring a juried art exhibition of artists from across the United States and beyond, runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 28-29 in the downtown park. Free entry.

The festival, founded in 2013 by Shirley Harry and Jerry Bean, began as a small juried art exhibition and has grown to include more than 100 artists this year, including 60 competing in multiple categories for cash prizes, according to A press release.

The art exhibit will include paintings, photographs, sculptures, glass, fibers, metal, wood, ceramics, jewelry and more.

The festival’s headliner is award-winning artist Elinore Schnurr from New York. Schnurr’s works are in public and private collections, including those of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the Museum of the City of New York and the Cleveland Museum of Art, according to the press release.

The festival also includes a Youth Art Expo student artist competition, a children’s art space, free books from the Redlands Sunrise Rotary Club, the Redlands Symphony petting zoo, a high school chalk art competition, three stages for musical performances and art from the Redlands Art Association. in the Park exhibition.

The Youth Art Expo, sponsored by the Margaret Clark Art Education Enrichment Fund of the Redlands Art Association, will include art activities for children and parents.

Musical performers at the festival include Plum Nelly, the Sheptones, Felonius Plunk, Smudge Pots, Laura Bean and the Vagabonds, the Dust Brothers and Fear the Grey.

The festival also includes food trucks and a wine and beer garden.

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