June 21st – June 23rd, 2024

Alumni REUNION Weekend

Remember Who You Are & What You Stand For!

Are you ready to return to your mountain-top home, reconnect with old friends, and reminisce about the magic of Idyllwild Arts? Register for the Alumni Reunion Weekend today! The event will include alumni-led concerts, Native American Arts celebrations, and plenty of chances to reconnect. Check out the full schedule below, and get ready for a fun-packed weekend. 

We extend a warm welcome to all Idyllwild Arts alumni for the Alumni Reunion Weekend and look forward to celebrating with you!

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Plan your visit with directions, lodging options & more!

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Get excited about the weekend’s many activities!


Dormitory Stay Ticket – $350/person

Experience the fond memories of your Idyllwild Arts dorm life during Alumni Reunion Weekend with a stay in Husch Dormitory. The first-come, first-served Dormitory Stay Ticket covers your dorm stay (in a dual occupancy room), on-campus dining, and access to all Alumni Reunion Weekend events. After purchasing your ticket, you will receive a survey from our Alumni Relations Office for roommate selection. 

Regular Weekend Ticket – $50

The Regular Weekend Ticket covers on-campus dining and grants access to all events scheduled during the Alumni Weekend.

Alumni Weekend Schedule

  • 1:00 – 5:00pm | Check-In at Sequoia
  • 12:00 – 4:00pm | Native American Art Market on Husch Field
  • 5:30 – 7:00pm | Reception with President Pamela Jordan at William M. Lowman Concert Hall
  • Until Midnight | Native American Arts Center Welcoming Home the Birds Event on Husch Field
  • 8:00am | Breakfast
  • 9:30 am – 12:00pm | Alumni-Led Arts Classes (see below)
  • 12:00pm | Lunch
  • 2:00 – 3:00pm | Nostalgic All School at IAF Bowman Theater
  • 3:30 – 4:30pm | Sound Bath in the Amphitheater
  • Evening | Head Out into the Town of Idyllwild for an Evening of Fun

Alumni-Led Arts Classes

Silk Painting with Rachel Welch

Create a one of a kind painted silk scarf! Silk painting is like a combination of watercolor and batik, working with a resist and dyes that flow on the material to create amazing creations. The scarves are then steamed to set the dye and they become beautiful, wearable pieces of art. This is a relaxing class that can be enjoyed by all. You do not need to have prior painting experience to create a beautiful piece. 

Rachel Welch graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, receiving a degree in Art and Design with a concentration in Studio Arts. She spent a year at the Accademia Di Belle Arte in Florence, Italy, studying sculpture and drawing. She received the title of Artist of the Year for the Art Alliance of Idyllwild in 2009 and Artist of the Year for Hemet Valley Art Association in 2023. She teaches painting and drawing at Idyllwild Arts. Her artwork has been shown in California as well as in Italy.

Photography with Brandon Riley Miller

A brief introduction to photography, the basic operations of modern digital SLR/mirrorless cameras, and how these fundamentals can be applied to everyday photographs taken on smartphones.

Brandon Riley Miller is an alumni of the Film & Digital Media department at Idyllwild Arts graduating in 2005. A filmmaker first, he began to take photography more seriously after studying the medium more intensively at Idyllwild Arts. The still image allowed an immediacy and sometimes instant satisfaction that filmmaking rarely allows with its labor intensive process. He is constantly experimenting with both digital and analog formats, portraiture and street photography being the most prolific areas of his photography.

  • 9:00am | Jazz Brunch
A student modeling.

Idyllwild Arts Connect

Before joining us for Alumni Reunion Weekend, please take a moment to sign up for Idyllwild Arts Connect, a platform designed to facilitate networking, collaboration, and creative endeavors among our alumni community. By joining, you become an integral part of the ever-growing, worldwide Idyllwild Arts alumni network and gain access to an Idyllwild Arts Alumni Directory.