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The Friends of The Big Bear Alpine Zoo announce their 5th Annual BLUES FOR THE ZOO music festival celebrating this unique mountain animal-rescue sanctuary. BLUES FOR THE ZOO takes place Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Big Bear Lake Swim Beach Outdoor Amphitheater featuring a line-up of world-class artists.

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Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo announce the fifth annual BLUES FOR THE ZOO benefit concert celebrating this unique Alpine animal rescue facility.  BLUES FOR THE ZOO is set for Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Big Bear Lake’s Swim Beach Outdoor Amphitheater, with a line-up of world class blues including a rare west coast appearance by critically acclaimed “trance-blues” artist Otis Taylor.

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Arts Connection Executive Director, Andy Woods, was in the studio yesterday for a conversation with David Fleming of KVCR to be aired on KVC-Arts - 8pm this Friday, March 7th and 7pm Saturday, March 8th on 91.9 FM if you're local or www.kvcr.org.

Select radio, then listen LIVE.

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Local artist and musicians in local business all around downtown Redlands.

Follow DTR Artwalk on Facebook for more information!

The DTR Artwalk is a rapidly growing quarterly art event in Redlands, CA.

DTR Artwalk represents the blending of the local art movement and the involvement of small business. This event started as a feeling that Redlands wanted/needed an artwalk. Local businesses need and want new exposure. Artists want more venues to show their work. It is our hope to grow this event into a self sustaining, community-centric event that will happen on a quarterly basis.

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The San Bernardino County Museum Association has been accented with a new addition. The only introduction Deborah Okogba—the newly inducted Executive Director— needs, is possibly just a secondary affirmation of her qualifications and a precursory notice of her fascinating accomplishments and travels. Without further ado, read on to access her first person accounts that lead up to her coveted position.

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Drawing over 6 million visitors a year, Big Bear Lake is Southern California’s favorite alpine and winter sport resort. It has the largest recreational lake in Southern California and yet with the year round tourism, few people know about Big Bear Lake’s unique local arts community and passionate Arts Council.

The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley has evolved during its 26-year history. When it was first organized in 1988 as Friends of the Performing Arts Center its purpose was to raise funds for the newly completed Performing Arts Center, an impressive venue with great productions to offer the small town of roughly 5,000 residents.

In order to expand their mission to include support for all of the arts, in 1998 The Friends of the Performing Arts Center became the Arts Council of Big Bear Valley (ACBBV for short). Since then they have been the centerforce for advancing the local arts community in Big Bear Valley, donating over $20,000 to the PAC for equipment upgrades, $10,000 in musical instruments to local high schools, establishing art education programs for schools, promoting local youth and talent, and producing relevant events to keep art a strong presence in the alpine town.

I had the pleasure of meeting with the Arts Council Executive Director Gail McCarthy, President Tim Breunig, and Big Bear City Manager Jeff Mathieus, who spoke with me about The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley, the Performing Arts Center, and more.

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How did people in California live two hundred years ago?

Come to the San Bernardino County Museum and experience the facts of life in the 1800s. This is an event for the entire family, with opportunities for children to try old-fashioned tools, pump water, and even see how they used to do laundry in the old days.

There will also be games and other activities for kids and families to enjoy.

NOTE: All activities are free with the price of regular admission!

Please come to the museum on Saturday 22 February 2014.

The event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Classification: Nonexempt.


Salary: $15-18 per hour

Reports to: Executive Director


Summary: Provides administrative assistance to the Executive Director and the non-profit Association that supports the San Bernardino County Museum. In addition to web-based bookkeeping, the Sr. AA assists with additional duties such as event planning, monitoring grant activity, providing status reports, coordinating projects, and working on special assignments. Schedules and organizes activities such as meetings, travel, events and activities. Synchronizes various forms of information and documentation. Works independently and within a team on special and ongoing projects. Coordinates division of workload with the administrative assistant.

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The City of Ontario (“City”) hereby publishes this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to invite artists to submit sealed proposals to provide design services to the City, specifically, create a scaled rendering for a mural design (“Design”). The Design can be in various media, including drawing, painting, or photography, and must be scaled to the final dimensions of the mural – 6’ x 24’. The winning selection will be enlarged and printed onto 8” tiles, and then installed onto the back wall of the band shell that is being constructed in the new Ontario Town Square. The park is located in downtown Ontario, on historic Euclid Avenue. The deadline for submission of proposals is 4:00 p.m., March 7, 2014, via the City’s electronic bid management system. The artist selected by the City will be paid a flat fee of $5,000 for Design services as described in Attachment A – Scope of Work of the attached artist agreement (“Artist Agreement”).

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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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