May Updates

We have a several important updates for upcoming events!


One-Day Exhibition: “Children in Need of Hope” by Rick Albertson
2:00 p.m. (start)

(5482 Easter Drive, Wrightwood) UPDATED!
NOTE: This event has been moved to Rick Albertson’s home at 5483 Easter Drive as a one day gallery exhibition, so don’t miss it! This will be an opening reception and book signing by Rick Albertson for his show, “Children in Need of Hope.” The “Children in Need of Hope” exhibition includes 20 black & white environmental portraits of children facing great challenges in Asia, Africa, Central and North America, taken while on assignments for religious and humanitarian non-profit organizations. Viewers will come to appreciate the hardships that so many children face the world over.

Featured photographs range in size from 11”x14” through 40”x60”. An accompanying exhibit catalog reproduces the images and includes brief descriptions of the often heart-rending stories of the children’s lives. Photographic prints will be available for purchase, as well as Mr. Albertson’s recently published coffee table book, Documentary Portraits: Retrospective, which expands upon the show with 50+ images and more detailed stories.


A Taste of Wrightwood
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(Wrightwood Village, Park Drive)
Updated with more details: The Wrightwood Chamber of Commerce will host it’s annual “Taste of the Village” Event. The map-guided tour gives attendees a taste of the hidden treasures our Village merchants offer. They include clothing, jewelry, flowers, antiques, gift boutiques, realty opportunities, library book sales & give-away memberships, Wrightwood Museum lecture, bicycle rentals, exercise/yoga classes, ziplining Canopy Tours, and our exceptional wine boutique and excellent restaurants. New this year will be an infusion of the arts of Wrightwood. Guests will be treated to professional musical groups of all genres; a “wine and watercolor” class along with an artist showcase; theatre artists “The Story Chicks”; Rattle poetry editor Tim Green who will conduct a fun haiku workshop. Last, but not least, come see a “taste” of the artistry of our renowned Pine Needle Quilt Guild. The self-guiding map will list times, events and venues for all performances as well as a detailed guide to the merchants and their offerings.


Keyboard Art School of Music Annual Student Recital 2019
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

(United Methodist Church 1543 Barbara St)
Recitals give students of all ages and abilities the opportunity to learn and hone their performance skills and gain confidence performing in front of an audience. Please join us to hear the musicality of our students. Three recitals: 2:00, 3:30 & 5:00. Free admission.


Adventure to the Maloof House
10:00 a.m. (start)

(5131 Carnelian St, Alta Loma, CA)
NOTE: The registration deadline for this event is May 25th! Join WAC for another adventure tour to the Maloof House in Alta Loma, CA. Sam Maloof is acknowledged as one of the finest woodworkers of our time. As a leader of the California modern arts movement, he designed and produced furniture infused with profound artistic vision for more than half a century until his death in 2009. The WAC has arranged for a private Legacy Tour at 10:00 am on June 8 that includes the house tour, a step inside the woodworking shop, and visits to the woodworkers’ finish showroom and the wood storage (1-1/2 hours). We have also allowed time to visit the gardens and the Jacobs Education Center. For more information and to register, visit our adventures page.


Sandy Jones Fashion Show Centerstage: High Desert Keepers Benefit
2:00 p.m. (start)

(WW Community Center, 1275 Highway 2)
NOTE: The originally scheduled fashion show has been cancelled. Instead, the Wrightwood Arts Center will present a short opening and reception for the summer Artist Spotlight feature at the Community Center. Artwork by WAC teachers and students will be on display at the Community Center throughout the summer.

Immediately following the reception, Centerstage will present a fundraiser for the High Desert Keepers, with live music by the Greg Jones Trio and Gayle & Company, plus a special presentation by the High Desert Keepers on the challenges they face keeping the desert free of illegal dumping. Tickets: $20 at the door or $15 with advanced purchase online. Ages 16 & under: $8. Purchase tickets online at wrightwoodblues.ticketleap.com.

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