Art, for Heaven’s Sake! Fine Arts Festival is a three day annual art festival held on the grounds and gardens of the Redlands United Church of Christ. This premiere art festival of the Inland Empire features over 70 artists representing a wide variety of media, including acrylics, photography, watercolor, oils, stained glass, jewelry, pottery, and metal sculpture. The Redlands United Church of Christ holds this event to support the arts and the community.
From the first show and sale held in a private home and featuring five local artists, the festival has grown to accommodate over seventy artists. Although many selected artists are still local, over the years, the reputation of the festival has spread, resulting in submissions from artists from all over the Western states.
All applications to the show undergo a blind jurying process that strives to include the best fine art representing a wide range of media. Admittance to the festival is free. A percentage of the art sales goes to the church. Past proceeds have been used to support church building projects, the church’s hand bell choir, the Family Service Association, Food for All, Youth Hope, Angel's Closet Charities , and Get on the Bus. Proceeds were also used to aid in hurricane relief after Hurricane Katrina and for earthquake relief in Haiti in 2010. In 2018 proceeds went to Music Changing Lives.
Schedule of Events 2019
Friday, October 18 | 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Meet the Artists reception
Saturday, October 19 | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 19 | 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Garden Jazz Festival
Sunday, October 20 | 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Church Service - Celebrating Art
Sunday, October 20| 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m