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FOAFlyerFestival of The Arts 2017

The Diamond Valley Arts Council is pleased to present the 12th Annual Festival of the Arts the weekend of October 20 & 21, 2017. The theme “Arts & Culture: A Celebration” was selected for this year’s festival as a way to acknowledge the talent and creativity of so many in our community.
Every year the festival has a judged art exhibition which showcases the works of local artists in 3 categories of art, each with 3 different expressions. They are: 2D, 3D and Digital (Visual Arts Category), Music, Dance and Film (Performance Arts) and Poetry, Short Stories and One-Act Plays (Literary Arts). First, second and third place entries in the various expressions will be recognized. Art submission requirements are available at www.thedvac.org, at the Arts Center located at 123 N. Harvard St. in Downtown Hemet or by request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..VisualArtsEntryForm.2017AllJuriedExhibitionRequirements.2017 Page 1
In addition to the art, the festival will kick off with a performance by the Hemet High School Jazz Band at 7:00 pm on Friday evening. Saturday will run from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and include Face Painting, Art Demonstrations and presentations of the Literary and Performance Arts Categories. The festival concludes with our regular 3rd Saturday Wine, Art and Jazz Concert featuring the Peter Curtis Trio. Tickets for this concert are $25 for General Admission or $20 for DVAC Members. They are available online or at the Arts Center.

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2nd Annual Art for Youth Competition Guidelines

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Purpose: The objective of the 2nd Annual Art for Youth Competition is to encourage high school and college age youth throughout the region of the San Jacinto Valley to pursue their artistic talents and to provide an event which will showcase their art and allow them to share their works with the community through public display at local businesses.

This year we are introducing assistance through the distribution of a limited number pre-purchased frames and matting. Refer to the Framing and Matting Assistance Section below for details.
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FOH2016LOGOFestival of The Arts 2016

Artists, Musicians, Poets & Others Wanted


The Diamond Valley Arts Council (DVAC) is calling for artists, musicians, poets, playwrights and others to enter their original works in the 11th Annual Festival of the Arts. The Festival will take place over the weekend of October 21, 22, & 23, 2016 at the Arts Center located at 123 N. Harvard St. in Downtown Hemet.
A major component of the annual Festival is the judged Art Exhibition which showcases the works and talents of local and regional artists in 9 forms of art – 2D, 3D and Digital in the Visual Arts Category; Dance, Music and Film in the Performance Arts Category; and 1-Act Play, Poetry and Short Story in the Literary Arts Category.  This year we have selected a theme of “Everything Under the Sun” to draw attention to the wealth of arts and cultural activities available in our community.
Artworks selected for the exhibition will be debuted during the Festival Weekend which is held in conjunction with the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual Harvest Festival on October 22, 2016. Other aspects of the Festival include a Friday evening concert with jazz guitarist, Jac Jacaruso, family fun activities on Saturday and live performances and recitations of the Performance and Literary Arts entries on Sunday afternoon.
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