Welcome to the Art Alliance of Idyllwild (AAI)
In the late 1990’s local gallery owners Chris Trout and Grace Songolo set out to make Idyllwild, California known as an art town and a destination for cultural tourists.
Although the world renown Idyllwild Academy of Arts had been established in Idyllwild for many years there were no local organizations to support the arts.
They founded the AAI and it has since been at the center of artistic excellence in the local area and was instrumental in Idyllwild CA being named as one of the top 100 art towns in America.
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The AAI supports the arts and artists in the greater Idyllwild area. All our funding comes from the generosity of our donors and sponsors.
Have an art related project you need funding for? The AAI has grants available to individuals and organizations to fund art related activities. In 2022 the AAI granted over $25,000. Click below to get the grant application
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We welcome art galleries, all ages and levels of artists and anyone, artist or not, who wishes to support the arts in our community. Come join us.
check out the slideshow of OUR 2023 "Imagery of Words" event where our artists produced artwork to compliment the work of idyllwild's very talented poets and songwriters (below, left)
Thank you to all our volunteers who worked so hard to make the event a success
See you all again next year