2021 Festival Featured Artist

Nationally recognized, award winning painter Elinore Schnurr of New York will exhibit as the Featured Artist of the 2020 Redlands Festival of Arts.  Her work is held in public and private collections, including those of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the Museum of the City of New York and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Click here to learn more.



For the 2021 Festival, Elinore has created a new work that expresses the sense of daily life adventures under the towering palm trees and crystal blue skies of spring that make Redlands a favorite destination in Southern California as the gateway to our local mountains and deserts.




Artist Exhibitor List

Watch for our 2021 Festival Artist Exhibitor List to be announced in 2021.  Click here to view our 2019 Artist Exhibitor List and view samples of their work.

Festival Judge

Watch for the announcement of our 2021 Festival Judge. Rebecca Trawick was the 2019 Festival Judge. She is the Director/Curator at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, a teaching museum located on the campus of Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga where she has curated and facilitated exhibitions and public programming since 2002. Click here to learn more about our 2019 Festival Judge.

2021 Artist Applications To Re-Open

Artist applications will re-open for the 2021 Festival, May 29 and 30. Artists interested in exhibiting at the 2021 Festival should visit ZAPP to submit an application. Entries will close again on February 1, 2021. Cash prize awards will be presented in multiple categories. The festival proceeds benefit youth art education activities. For questions, please call Shirley Harry, Phone: (909) 214-7179.

Selection Process

The festival is a juried art show. The selection committee welcomes artists specializing in all types of media: oil, water color, glass, metal, stone, wood, ceramic, textiles, jewelry and more. Our goal is to provide festival guests with exposure to a wide range of creative media and experiences.

Why Exhibit

Thousands of Inland Empire residents attend the Redlands Festival of Arts every year. You’ll find our beautiful outdoor venue is located in shady Smiley Park surrounded by the charming Smiley Library, the historic Lincoln Shrine and the popular Redlands Bowl. Charming downtown Redlands is steps away with boutique shopping and unique dining experiences.

Award Winning Artists

The award winners for the 2019 Festival were:

Best in Show Award
Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja





Two Dimensional Art
First Prize: Jeff Skelly
Second Prize: Stephen Wormser
Third Prize: Leslee Adams
Honorable Mention: Rodonna Van Pelt

Three Dimensional Art
First Prize: Glynn Galloway
Second Prize: Jackie Nipper
Third Prize: Hasuyo Miller
Honorable Mention: Robert Nehring