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Cultivating Artists as Citizens

Idyllwild Arts was founded as a respite for creators to come together from around the world. The vision of our founders, in 1946, was that this creative collective would promote intercultural understanding and peace while re-envisioning the artist’s responsibility to society.

We at Idyllwild Arts have always believed that art is the greatest teacher of humanity. We continue to believe that the practice of creativity hones a person’s desire and ability to effect global change.

We therefore strive to embolden and cultivate artists as citizens who attain the height of individuality in partnership, as interdisciplinary thinkers, and as apprentices to nature who humbly take inspiration from the Cahuilla people on whose land the Idyllwild Arts community dwells.

Two Dynamic Programs

Idyllwild Arts Academy

Boarding Arts High School

The Idyllwild Arts Academy provides pre-professional training in the arts and a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum to a diverse student body of gifted young artists from all over the world.

Idyllwild Arts Summer Program

Summer Arts Program for All Ages

The Idyllwild Arts Summer Program provides arts instruction and experiences of the highest caliber to a diverse student population of all ages and abilities.

Idyllwild Arts Land Acknowledgement

Idyllwild Arts respectfully acknowledges the Qawishpa Cahuillangnah (also known as Cahuilla Band of Indians) and all nine sovereign Bands of Cahuilla people who have stewarded this land throughout the generations and continue to steward this land for all future generations.

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