Upcoming Special Events
High Desert Arts and Literary Festival (HDALF)
Fabulous and Fun Festival of Authors and Fine Artists Will Support Students
The area’s grandest display of fine art and most stellar gathering of award-winning authors will be available for everyone to enjoy during the first annual High Desert Arts and Literary Festival (HDALF). Free to the public with proceeds to benefit local STEM programs and scholarships, the year’s premiere event will take place 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., September 9, at the San Bernardino County Victor Valley Museum, 11873 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley. CA.
Acclaimed author and member of the High Desert chapter of the California Writer’s Club Roberta Smith, who is also the Grand Prize winner of this year’s Hollywood Book Festival, will be among some 20 authors who will lead workshops on writing and publishing during the HDALF. High Desert resident and celebrated artist Theresa D. Polley-Shellcroft, will be among nearly 40 artists who will exhibit and sell their extraordinary works.
Additionally, there will be an interactive children’s exhibit, Curiosity, and a family-friendly Children’s Creative Corner sponsored by Turpentine Moan Studio and conducted by award-winning Seaside Monterey artist Sandra Gray, where children may create their own masterpieces.
The lead sponsor for the HDALF is Mitsubishi Cement Co., and additional major sponsors include Shear Realty, Edible Arrangements, and Desert Valley Hospital.
Presenting the festival is a unique collaboration of outstanding cultural organizations. They are the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the San Bernardino County Museum, the High Desert Chapter of the California Writers Club, and the San Bernardino County Library.
Proceeds will benefit the STEM (Science Engineering & Math) education programs and also provide scholarships to non-traditional-aged women returning to Victor Valley College.
Music will be provided by students from Paul Starks’ Parade of Pianos, and there will be a variety of food trucks selling delectable dishes to the public.
More information is available at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 760-646-6961.