2020 Artist Applications Now Open

Artist applications are now open for the 2020 Festival, May 23 and 24. Interested artists should visit: ZAPP to submit an application.  Entries will close February 1, but artists are encouraged to apply early.   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.

Festival Featured Artist

Watch for the announcement of our 2020 Festival Featured Artist. Last year’s Featured Artist was Diana McLaughlin. Her work is in public and private collections. She was awarded First Place and the Past Presidents Award for her entries in the 2019 Redlands Art Association Multi Media Mini Art Show.  Her work, “View From The Porch” was accepted into the 2019 Artists Council Exhibit at the Galen Museum in Palm Desert.  Click here to learn more.


For the 2019 Festival, Diana created a new work that expresses the joy and bright orange tones that are unique to Redlands during the citrus orange blossom days of spring and the harvest to follow.

Artist Exhibitor List

Watch for our 2020 Festival Artist Exhibitor List to be announced next year. Click here to view our 2019 Artist Exhibitor List and view samples of their work.


Award Winning Artists

The award winners for the 2019 Festival are:

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

Festival Judge

Watch for the announcement of our 2020 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.