SMILEY PARK WILL BECOME A GALLERY FOR REDLANDS ART ASSOCIATION’S ART IN THE PARK ! Artists will be showing off their wares: Glassware, pottery, wood crafts, jewelry, as well as paintings of all styles will be set out for sale on this coming Memorial Day weekend as part of the Redlands Festival of Art. Art-in-the-Park further demonstrates the blend of arts: from crafts to fine art. Sandy Davies, from RAA says, “This is the best place to find original art from artists you can get to know. Over the years, you can create a small collection from the artists whose art you appreciate”.
Open both May 25 & 26, from 9 am to 5 pm, this is Redlands Art Association’s semi-annual outdoor sale. About 70 Southland artists will exhibit and sell their work at downtown’s Smiley Park, situated beside the Police Annex (Old City Hall) on the corner of Vine and Orange Streets, Redlands.
A Refreshment booth will offer light snacks and a variety of beverages. Sponsored by the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, the proceeds of their booth will fund their community projects
The Redlands Festival of Arts, behind Smiley Library – across the street from Art-in-the-Park, will encompass ALL the arts … music, theater and the visual arts. Indoor and outdoor stages will have performances by the LifeHouse Theater, Redlands Theater Festival, the Shakespear Theater, Citrus Valley High School Blackhawk Players, Pianos Plus, to name a few. Artists will also have booths- their art juried by Daniel Foster and Sant Khalsa. RAA is helping with the hands-on Kids Zone with craft activities for kids of all ages. The Lincoln Shrine will be open, as well as the Smiley Library for their historical collection of art, some of which have never been displayed before. Food trucks, beer and wine will feed the crowd. It’s sure to be a day to celebrate the arts in Redlands!