California State University, San Bernardino’s annual Arts & Music Festival will be held on Friday, May 19, from 4-9 p.m. Organizers say there will be something for everybody at this popular community event, now in its 5th year.
This will be the first year in the festival’s new location, near the campus’ Visual Arts Center.
Local and student artists’ work in all mediums will be on display, highlighting the vast talent and creativity in the Inland Empire.
Visitors can explore the Visual Arts Center and experience student-led demonstrations of printmaking, 3-D printing, glassblowing, ceramics and forging.
“We are opening the studios to let people experience the process of creating art,” said Nate Dubbs, glass blower and one of the founders of the AMF. “Seeing it from its inception can really make a difference in an art lover’s experience.”
The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art will have several art exhibitions on display, including “Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Art World and Beyond”, “Louis Fox: San Bernardino Work” and “Journey to the Beyond: Ancient Egyptians in the Pursuit of Eternity.”
Ibel Sinohuiz will also present her master of fine arts project exhibition, “Anthropo-scenes,” in the museum’s Dutton Family Gallery. Additionally, RAFFMA will be hosting an open mic, poetry and fiction event in collaboration with the Pacific Review and the CSUSB Department of English.
Music fans will be treated to the “Best of San Bernardino” showcase, featuring bands and performers from the Inland Empire. Festival vistors can sit back and enjoy some ballet folklorico or dance along to some salsa.
They can also join the Student Recreation and Wellness Center in the Visual Arts Center courtyard for free yoga sessions throughout the festival. Food booths and beverage stations will also be on hand.
The Arts & Music Festival Committee consists of representatives all across the CSUSB campus including: Iwona Contreras, Alicia Corral, Carol Dixon, Nate Dubbs, Bob Knop, Scott Kruger, Ashley Lothyan, Stephanie MacLean, Monica McMahon, Julie Nichols, Diana Nieto-Godinez, Andrew Oaks, Jacob Poore and Tom Ruvolo.
The event is free to the public with complimentary parking in lots A and L.
For more information, visit the Arts & Music Festival Facebook page (search @AMFCSUSB), or call (909) 537-7360 (Special Events) to be a food vendor, or for event information at (909) 537-3373 for exhibiting artist submissions.