Opportunity for Arts Education Teachers!

YPAC is seeking arts education teachers on a contract basis to trail blaze our Arts Education Program! We are looking for educators that enjoy working with students of all ages, are passionate about the arts, and who have a history of teaching music, acting, writing, and performance.

Please contact Margo Mullen, YPAC Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and have an outline of your course and history of teaching prepared.

Call for Artists
YPAC has two galleries that exhibit artwork and we have just opened up the applications! The objective of the YPAC Galleries is to provide free exhibition space and opportunities for artists to showcase their artwork, increase the awareness of local art within the Inland Empire, and create an engaging space for arts dialogue, education, and enrichment. There is a gallery application on our website – please apply if you are interested! For any questions contact Margo Mullen, YPAC Coordinator:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Press Release - Redlands, CA - The San Bernardino County Museum announces the speakers confirmed for the 2020 Dome Talks series. The lineup features provocative, timely, quirky, and science-critical issues relevant to the Inland Empire region. These evening discussions are scheduled monthly from January through July with seven speakers, an increase in dates from the 2019 series. Full Series Passes include a ticket for each evening and are now on sale. Tickets for individual dates go on sale beginning Dec. 11.

SBVC Wolverine Con and International Student Film Festival 2020

April 7th and April 9th thru April 11th

Panel Proposals for Discussions on Media 

Discussions on Media panels which will occur on April 7, 2020 from 1-5pm. The theme of the Wolverine Con is “We Are the 80s”. Panels can discuss how the 80s have become retro, from Stranger Things to IT and remakes call backs to 80s pop culture. The panels can highlight best practices and career development for media artists. Some of the panel topics may include best practices for equipment use, how to obtain an internship, pop culture influences, and what makes a great portfolio. Please be creative. 


Proposals are due March 31, 2019 at 5pm PT. Submit proposals to the committee via email @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The following items must be included in your proposal.


1.     Name of Panelists

2.     School Affiliation if not from SBVC

3.     Proposal Title

4.     Short Description 100 words or fewer

5.     A Proposal Outline with talking points (1 ? Page double spaced, 12-point font, Times or Calibri).

We are very excited to announce that the Poetry Out Loud season is here, and we're starting it off right with a kick-off bash at the Garcia Center for the Arts in San Bernardino on November 16, 2019 from 3-7pm.  There will be poetry workshops, performance, food, and an open mic. All activities are free and open to anyone and all ages. We especially encourage high school students, parents and teachers to join us to learn more about this program in the schools and the resources available to support participating this year. For more information about the poetry out loud program, please visit:

- From - Sinfonia Mexicana will present its annual “Dia de los Muertos – Celebration of Life” concert, an event that honors the legacy of those who have gone before us on Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2:30 p.m., at Sturges Center for the Fine Arts, 780 N. E St., San Bernardino, CA, 92410.  The doors will open at 2:00 p.m.

Registration is now live for Arts COnnection's 6th annual countywide arts convening!

Join us at San Bernardino Valley College on October 5, 2019. 

Gather at the intersections of art, education, community and economic development to connect and reconnect with the creative people all around you - artists, arts professionals and teachers, community organizers, parents, students, civic leaders. Immerse in artful experiences and dialogue.



Arts Connection, the Arts Council of San Bernardino County, is pleased to announce that our sixth annual conference will be held on Saturday, October 5that San Bernardino Valley College in the heart of the City of San Bernardino. Our Creative People’s Conferenceis an invitation to explore how the arts reconnect us through our shared humanity, cultivate a space for healing, and provide an opportunity for generative dialogue across geographic and perceived distances. 



Date: October 5, 2019

Time: 9 am - 4 pm

Closing reception for “Self and Place: ReFinding San Bernardino County” 

4-6pm at the Gresham Gallery


Creative People’s Conference


8:30-9:00 am                Check-in and Registration (Business Management conference B-100) See Map below.                            

9:00-9:20 am                Welcome, Orientation for the Day - Kathryn Ervin and Jennifer Kane, Arts Connection

9:25-10:00 am              Opening Movement – Dancer-led Audience Engagement – 

                                      Maura Townsend – San Bernardino Valley College instructor and Founder of Project 21  


10:00-10:15am             Welcome by San Bernardino Valley College President - Dr. Diana Rodriguez

10:20-11:00 am            Acknowledgement of Land, Self and Place - Creative writing experience with Juan Delgado

11:15-noon                   Morning Workshops:

                                     1.   Art, Media and Driving Social Movements 

                                     2.    Painting Healthier Communities - intersection projects for safer schools

                                     3.    Activating Youth Voices through Poetry and Hip Hop


12:15-1:00pm            Network, share lunch inside or outside and enjoy music provided by San Bernardino Valley    

                                  College students 

                                  Free Screen-printing of original conference design by Ana Cervantes. Bring your own t-shirt,

                                  bag, tote or other item to screen this beautiful art onto and take home with you!!

                                  Thank you to Duan Kellum of Skool Boiz printing !!

1:00 pm                     Meet back at Business Management conference center – B-100 Building


1:10-1:30pm             San Bernardino community film project screening - Nathalie Graham and Keya Vance             

1:40-3:00pm              Afternoon workshops:

                                   1. Arts Education in Schools 

                                   2. Artist-run Spaces and Creative Entrepreneurship 

                                   3. The How-to's of Writing and Filming a Short Sketch - meet the IE Media Academy staff, students and explore the facilities.       

3:00-3:15pm               Groups all meet back in main conference area (transition time)

3:15-3:45pm               Share-out: words, images, and performances

3:45-4:00pm               Thank you and closing notes

4:00-5:00pm               Performances in the courtyard in front of the Clara and Allen Gresham gallery.

                                    San Bernardino Valley College Student Group

                                    Glass-blowing demo (4-5pm)

Until 6pm                    Closing Reception with snacks and wine. Note that the closing reception for this event is free and open to the public. 



Workshop Descriptions:

Artist-run spaces and Creative Entrepreneurship

      Our current creative community is one of entrepreneurs and problem-solvers. We are up to the challenges and opportunities of creating space for the arts/artists in cities, towns and neighborhoods across the Inland Region. Come learn from a few leaders navigating this terrain and about some of the skills you never thought you needed to have as an artist to do this work.

      Facilitators: Andrew Thompson, Founder of The Little Gallery of San Bernardino, Daniel Gohman, Founder of The Artlands, Cynthina Huerta, Co-Founder of Inland Mujeres.

      Workshop support from John Machado, CEO/President of The Arts Area.


     Art, Media and Driving Social Movements

      Led by Anthony Victoria - Communications Director at the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice. With additional guest facilitators: Ana Cervantes and Ben Reynoso.

      This community action-oriented workshop will include a printing lab, supported by Duan Kellum.


Arts Education in Schools


This is an exciting time in California’s arts education history!  Want to know what is emerging in arts education within our schools and districts? Come and gain information on the current and emerging California and San Bernardino County arts education landscape from our statewide and regional experts of The California Arts Project and RIMS California Arts Project —the state subject matter project for the arts.  


This workshop will introduce you to the new California Arts Standards, update you on the emerging new Arts Framework, and inform you of what these changes mean for our students and teachers. You’ll get a peek into arts classrooms in which teachers are implementing these new directions. Learn of local and statewide resources that can provide support to your schools and districts and how you can become involved. There will be time for questions and conversation leading to the creation of an individual action step you can take to support equity and access for all our students to an arts education! 


Facilitators: Kris Alexander, Executive Director, The California Arts Project 

        Armalyn De La O, Regional Director, RIMS California Arts Project, CSUSB

        TCAP Teacher Leader



Audience:  teachers, administrators, parents, community members, and artists 

Healthy Communities: the intersection of cities and neighborhoods

 Collaboratively activating public space for safer communities and schools: why would you paint a crosswalk and best practices.

Come learn about how to put together a plan for creating this kind of project in your community. Led by Mark Friis, Safe Routes to Schools Coordinator, San Bernardino Department of Public Health

   Additional facilitators, Justine Garcia, discussing the Healthy Rancho Cucamonga initiative and a recent art partnership for a similar project. Hear from Justine Jimenez, the artist who collaborated on this project with the city.


Activating Youth Voices through Poetry and Hip Hop. Facilitators: Sam Montes (Oxymoron) (Founder of the Breakbread Mic Sesh) and Edwin Johnson (CHORDS).

Session description coming soon.


The How-to's of writing and filming a short sketch - meet the IE Media Academy staff, students and explore the facilities.


Session description coming soon. 


 Interested in sponsoring this event?  

As a sponsor of the 2016 Arts Connection Conference, your support contributes to the advancement of the visual and performing arts in San Bernardino County, benefitting artists, performers, educators, art administrators, businesses and countless communities throughout the county. The exposure you receive as a sponsor puts you in front of key decision makers. Sponsors may choose one of six visibility packages. Any pre-designed package may be tailored to t the particular needs and interests of your organization.

Download the Sponsorship Packet below.






Arts Patrons









Drs. Ernie and Dotti Garcia




Arts Sustainers 





Arts Advocates

Kristine Alexander

Armalyn De La O

Chaffey Community Museum of Art


San Bernardino County Department of Public Health - Safe Routes to Schools Program

The Arts Area

The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art


Arts Friends

Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council

Redlands Art Association






Deadline to Apply is July 25, 2019

The second annual Ontario Festival of the Arts will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 11 AM to 7 PM.  The Ontario Festival of the Arts exemplifies the City’s commitment to make Ontario the destination for arts and culture in Southern California.

All Artists MUST complete the application below to be considered to participate in the Festival.  A jury from the Ontario Museum of History & Art and the Chaffey Community Museum of Art will review each application.  The Ontario Festival of the Arts has the sole discretion to advise an artist if the work does not comply with Festival standards.  If approved, artists will be notified by a member of the Festival Committee.

The booth application fee of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) will not be collected until the artist has been accepted for participation in the Festival.  The Festival will provide a 10′ x 10′ canopy, one six foot table and two chairs for each booth.  Artists will keep 100% of their sales transactions – the Festival will not take a commission on sales.

For more information about participating in the Ontario Festival of the Arts, please visit the Information for Artists page.  For additional questions, please contact the City of Ontario’s Community Life & Culture Agency at (909) 395-2222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The application period is now open.  Application deadline is July 25, 2019.


NEA BIG READ Morongo Basin aims to build community and inspire conversation and discovery through the joy of sharing a good book. Inspired by STATION ELEVEN's themes of survival, legacy, and community, our month­ long program includes over 20 events from art exhibitions to panel discussions, workshops and more. Join the conversation and participate in one or more of our FREE basin-wide programs.


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The Garcia Center for the Arts
536 W. 11th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Tel: 909.381.1900

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5500 University Parkway
Visual Arts Building, Rm. 308
San Bernardino, CA 92407

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