Since 2005, the Red Dirt Art Festival has been connecting local artists with the Redlands community through outdoor events.

Held each spring and autumn, more than 30 artists continue to gather and share their unique artwork that spans across virtually all mediums.

Join us Saturday, November 15th, 2014 (Rain Date November 22nd, 2014) from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Smiley Park located on Cajon & Vine St (Google Map) in Redlands.

To learn more about the artists, please click on the ‘Featured Artists’ page. The Red Dirt Art Festival is an excellent venue to find quality hand-crafted gifts from artists of multiple mediums.

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The Cinema Culturas Film Festival Inland Empire opens on Friday, Oct. 17 with the film “La Jaula de Oro.” Although the English title is “The Golden Dream,” the title translates literally to “the cage of gold,” a reflection of the expectations and realities of those who brave the journey north to the U.S. The film swept the Mexican Ariel Awards, winning in several categories, including Best Picture, Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay.

Before the film, the Symphonie Jeunesse from San Bernardino will accompany a film montage of Mexican cinema history.

Tickets for the event, which takes place at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, are now available through Ticketmaster, general seating $20, preferred $25.

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Downtown Summer Fest 2014 will be held at Court Street Square on August 30 & 31st from 1 to 7PM.

It will be a FREE event for everyone and it is geared towards all ages. There will be music, art, vendors and local non-profits, car clubs, jumpers, dunk tank Impressum

This event is geared to bring the people of San Bernardino back together in our city's downtown, as a movement of change is beginning to be recognized by many.

Join our city & say #WeLoveSanBernardino on the days of this event! Thank you!

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by: Keith Herrmann and Barry Harman

The show is composed of two acts linked only by the common theme of love and one song performed in both acts. The first, The Little Comedy, is based on a short story by Arthur Schnitzler and explores the budding relationship between two people who have adopted personas other than their own. Set in late 19th century Vienna, it focuses on Josefine, a demimonde weary of the social life provided by her upper class lovers, and wealthy playboy Alfred, who has tired of a seemingly endless round of inconsequential affairs. She assumes the guise of a working class woman, while he pretends to be a struggling poet, and the two meet while enjoying their new identities. Whether or not they can survive a weekend in the country with their usually glamorous trappings replaced by inedible food, bad wine, swarming insects, and total boredom is the question to be answered. Summer Share, the second act based on Jules Renard's 1898 play Le pain de ménage, is updated to the late 1980s and set in The Hamptons, where two married couples in their thirties are spending the season in a rented cottage. Sam, who is married to Barb, and Monica, who is married to Lenny, find themselves gradually progressing from harmless flirtation to the serious possibility of an illicit affair.

**Some mature themes. For more information, contact the box office.

Runs: July 12, 20, 25, Aug 2, 6,12, 18, 22

The Redlands Theatre Festival is a summer repertory company residing in Prospect Park since the 1970’s and is the oldest outdoor theatre series in the Inland Empire.

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Get your tickets for the 42nd season of Redlands Theatre Festival!

The box office is NOW OPEN!

Be a part of the magic under the stars this summer in Prospect Park!

Check out the show schedule HERE!

Season runs July 11 through August 23

This season's shows include:







Curtain is 8:30 Nightly

Box Office Telephone: 909-792-0562

Box Office Hours:  Tuesday-Friday 3:00-6:30pm

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The Joshua Tree Music Festivals are produced by a family of friends and funsters convinced that music is the soul of life, and that art enriches and saves lives.

That the experience is enhanced when embraced in the great outdoors amongst fellow music lovers. Better still in an intimate setting, where the distinction between artist and audience is blurred, and a passionate performance can be truly relished in close proximity to the stage.

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Fontana Arts Festival - Call for Artists!

When: July 2014

Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Vendor Fee: $55.00

Where: Fontana Park

The City of Fontana would like to invite you to the 6th annual Fontana Arts Festival. The goal for the Fontana Arts Festival is to help promote local and regional artists by giving them a chance to display and sell their artwork; by doing so, we also hope to educate and inspire the community’s interest in visual arts and theatrical arts. 

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A pint-sized brother and sister duo stopped right in front of me, ice cream melting and sliding down their tiny faces and hands. I laughed as I watched baby sister being attacked by a combination of wind and the blue balloon flailing from her older brother’s wrist. Unphased by it, she kept eating and smiling, enjoying the moment for what it was; unbothered by external interruptions, simply enjoying the luxury of melting ice cream flowing through her petite grasp. 

Times like these remind me to never stop looking for the picturesque moments in life; never stop enjoying bliss and joy even in small increments. A moment of solitude with ice cream dribbling down your hands can equate to one day of positivity shared with your community. Yes, there are external burdens in our home, but no, they should never distract us from enjoying the treats and amenities we do carry. 

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San Bernardino, CA 92410

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