Artists Wanted: Now Accepting Festival Applications!

We’re currently accepting applications for the second annual Wrightwood Arts & Wine Festival to be held on Saturday, May 20th. The Festival exemplifies the Arts Center’s commitment to make Wrightwood a destination for dynamic engagement with the arts in Southern California. 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, and capped off with a poetry slam in the evening.

Apply to be an exhibiting artist at the link below. Last year, over 30 artists participated—and all of them spoke glowingly of the festival in our post-event survey, citing excellent sales and the beautiful atmosphere as their favorite aspects of the day.

We will be expanding, and hope to feature even more regional artists for 2023. Artist applications are online this year and managed by our co-host, Rattle magazine. A small application fee covers the cost of the jurying process, with any additional proceeds going toward festival publicity. For those accepted, a separate booth fee will range from $100 – $250, not including rental of pop-up, chairs and table. Artists may bring their own 10′ x 10′ white pop-up, tables and chairs, or arrange for WAC to rent this for them at a separate cost. View the application for more information.

In addition to booths for artists, the Rattle is sponsoring a shared literary booth for authors and a slam workshop for poets looking to compete in the evening slam. Apply for either of those below, if interested.


Artist Applications

We are currently accepting artist booth applications via the portal at co-host Rattle magazine. Click here to apply!


Slam Applications

We are also accepting applications to be featured in a 30-minute micro-reading/signing at our author booth. Twelve poets will be invited to attend the free workshop with Joaquin Zihuatanejo and compete in the slam. Click here to apply!


Author Applications

We are also accepting applications for the authors booth. A dozen authors will be invited to share their books. Click here to apply!


All Application Deadlines:
March 1st
March 15th

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  1. I am submitting the Bulldawg Blues Band to appear at the WRIGHTWOOD ARTS & WINE FESTIVAL. We have opened for many national touring acts and headlined at many more. 😎

  2. Would childrens book author/ illustrator be a good fit for this frstival?

    1. Definitely for the author booth!

  3. Could you please send me a next year reminder of this art event. I paint on canvas and my subject is women and wine. I will be in Japan this year but would love to be in the art show next year.

    1. We’ll add you to our monthly newsletter, thanks! Enjoy Japan, that sounds amazing!

  4. Where is the location?

  5. I AM submitting the LATIN JAZZ AND SMOOTH JAZZ BAND: CHILLIE WILLIE GROOVE. award winning musicians and CHILLIE has worked with

  6. Do you need any volunteers for the festival? Are there other ways to get involved? Thank you!

    1. Definitely, we can use all the help we can get! Our next volunteer meeting is Thursday, March 16th at 7:30 PM at the WAC (above the Grind). FB event:

  7. Hi there, I paid for my application fee on February 9, 2023. I also submitted photos of my work.
    I’ve been checking my email daily to see if I’ve been accepted. I’ve yet not heard anything back.
    When do do you think I will?
    Thank you,
    Celeste Martinez
    the Unfinished Artist

    1. Hi Celeste— Due to the big snowstorm shutting everything down, we extended the deadline and selection process by two weeks. We’ll be reviewing applications now and letting everyone know next week.

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