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Volunteers Needed for Redlands Festival of Arts

REDLANDS, Calif. –The Redlands Festival of Arts committee is seeking community members to volunteer during the 3rd annual Festival of Arts, to be held May 23 – 24, 2015. Volunteers are needed Friday, May 22 for the artist registration and check-in held from noon – 6 p.m. Volunteers are also needed from 10 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday May 24 during the weekend event. Event volunteers will help with artist hospitality, information stations and ticket sales for the Beer and Wine Garden.

The 2015 Festival of Arts will include a line-up of more than 100 artists and will be held at Smiley Park in Redlands. The park surrounds the A.K. Smiley Public Library (125 W. Vine St.), the Redlands Bowl and the Police Annex.

Participating festival artists come from all over the southwestern U.S. and Mexico. In years past, the event has drawn thousands of art enthusiasts interested in the opportunity to meet artists and to purchase artwork. This year there will be a special Redlands art exhibit and sale in the AK Smiley Library Assembly Room. Visitors may also enjoy admission to the Lincoln Shrine, a Kid’s Art Zone, food vendors and a wine and beer garden.

At last year’s Arts Festival, $6,000 dollars in prizes were awarded to several artists. The Jurors for the 2015 show will include Daniel Foster, Director of Oceanside Museum; and Penny McElroy, Chairwoman of University of Redlands Art Department.

The Redlands Festival of Arts is a non-profit organization that supports visual arts and performing arts. Grants are made to community-based programs for arts education and enrichment. Persons interested in volunteering with the Redlands Festival of Arts should contact Nancy O’Connor by email at

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