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San Bernardino is Alive with Arts and Community Events, April 20th

Art Council of San Bernadino

San Bernardino is Alive with Arts and Community Events All Day Saturday, April 20, 2019.

San Bernardino, CA –  This Saturday, April 20th 2019, hundreds of community members, artists, families, and students will be out in San Bernardino enjoying all that the city has to offer – art, community, culture, place stewardship, food and fun!

Starting at 1pm (through 5pm)
Start your day in the park in the afternoon with an Earth Day Festival – Earth Vibes – organized by Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ), San Bernardino Generation Now, the Sierra Club. This first of its kind Earth Day celebration will promote conservation and sustainable health practices using art, movement and music.  The event will take place at at Bryce E. Hanes Park/Jon Cole Skatepark from 1 pm to 5 pm.  For more info check out the full article here.

Starting at 2pm (through 9pm)
Head over to The National Orange Show (NOS) Art Gallery, home to local art team, the San Bernardino Art Association, who will be hosting a group exhibition of local and national artists who all shared time at Cal Arts together thirty years ago. Organized by Joe Harry Troncoso, “Thirty Years Later,” is a family friendly show of paintings, sculpture, video, installations and assemblages, featuring:

The public reception will be 2:00-9:00 PM at 689 S E St, San Bernardino, CA 92408 Gate 1 parking lot. All other viewings other than reception date can be arranged by Calling 909-327-5981

Starting at 5pm (through 10pm)
Head downtown to the Little Gallery of San Bernardino for the latest exhibition opening, celebrating a yearlong community art project with artist collaborative Fallen Fruit – the San Bernardino extension of the ongoing Fallen Fruit project called The Endless Orchard.

The Endless Orchard builds community through expanding public access to fresh fruit. Fallen Fruit San Bernardino’s main site was The Garcia Center for the Arts in the City of San Bernardino where 12 citrus trees were planted along the perimeter, with other programming taking place at The Feldheym Library. Fallen Fruit helps the community to create a real living fruit orchard planted by the public, for the public – a movement of citizens transforming their own neighborhoods. Neighbors adopt fruit trees and plant them next to the sidewalk to share with the community.

Over 75 community members signed adoption forms, agreeing to care for and share the fruit from their new trees. These 100 trees are now plotted on the San Bernardino Endless Orchard Map- where anyone can map, plant and share fruit. The anchor of this map are the 12 trees planted on the grounds of the Garcia Center for the Arts. In addition, seven picnic benches with quotes from community participants are now a part of the outdoor workshop and community gathering space at the Garcia Center for the Arts. As part of this culminating exhibition, their will be a recreation of this map for all participants to see in person.

Starting at 8pm (through 11pm)
Get your hands making your own art for this Paint n Trap event with local producers KayJo Creatives. This ticketed event is happening downtown as well and will feature hands on painting and local vendors. Location: The Lab 909, 1680 S E Street. Unit A, San Bernardino, CA. 8-11pm. Tickets can be purchased here.

Food Live All night in Downtown San Bernardino.
Starting two weekends ago, a group of vendors who used to be located on Highland regrouped with the support of We Are the Change San Bernardino and are now setting up all along Court Street every weekend in downtown San Bernardino. Please stop by for some tacos and funnel cake this weekend in between all of your travels through the city, enjoying the art, community and opportunities to support local organizations and businesses!!

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Fallen Fruit is an art collaboration originally conceived in 2004 by David Allen Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Since 2013, David and Austin have continued the collaborative work. Fallen Fruit began by mapping fruit trees growing on or over public property in Los Angeles. The collaboration has expanded to include serialized public projects and site-specific installations and happenings in various cities around the world, and now includes San Bernardino! The projects and works reimagine public interactions with the margins of urban space, systems of community and narrative real-time experience. For more information visit

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