Shout Out for Artists

The Wrightwood Arts Center (WAC) and community organizers are excited to announce the 2022 Wrightwood Arts & Wine Festival to be held on Saturday, May 21st, from 10AM – 5PM. The Festival exemplifies the Arts Center’s commitment to make Wrightwood a destination for dynamic engagement with the arts in Southern California. Be sure to SAVE the DATE!

WAC is reaching out to regional artists to invite your participation in this exciting event. The Festival will be widely marketed throughout Southern California to highlight the growing and vibrant arts scene in Wrightwood.

This one-day, juried event will feature a wide variety of visual, culinary, literary, musical, textile, and performing arts, along with wine-tasting presented by regional wineries. Participating Artists will be provided a 10′ x 10′ canopy, one 6′ table, two folding chairs, and a minimum of 50 Festival postcards for their invited guests. All this for a booth fee ranging from $125 – $200—and Artists will keep 100% of their sales transactions!

Apply as an Artist Here

Application Deadline:
January 15th

Fall Arts Weekend

September 18th & 19th

The WAC is kicking off our re-opening with a cross-genre trio of events this weekend.


The excitement starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 18th with our first art show in almost two years, featuring Jean Gillingwators of Blackbird Press and her beautiful letterpress broadsides. Jean will introduce the press and speak about her methods and materials. The show is pretend by Wrightwood Friends of the Library, who will also share information about their organization. Find more details here.


Afterward, head downstairs to the Village Grind at 3 p.m. for a live performance by Wes & Jango (Kris & Dylann Sveen). This husband-wife duo performs regularly across Southern California and is currently working on an EP release of their original music. Wes & Jango’s live performance is a collection of looping and beats in an improvised jazz and hip-hop setting. For more information, checkout our Facebook event page.


Starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday, the attention turns to poetry presented by Rattle magazine. Two award-winning poets will be visiting Wrightwood to teach writing workshops in the morning, and then will hold a poetry reading, book signing, and open mic at 2 p.m. Workshop space is extremely limited, but there are a few slots available—register now ($20) before they fill up!

Schedule and Locations:

1pm: Art Show by Jean Gillingwators of Blackbird Press @ the WAC (above the Grind)
3pm: Wes & Jango @ The Village Grind

11am: Poetry Workshops @ the WAC and Community Building
2pm: Poetry Reading, Signing, and Open Mic @ the Village Grind