Monday March 31, 2014 is Taco Monday Mania at Sonora Cantina!

Monday March 31 is Taco Monday Mania $1.00 Tacos at Sonora Cantina. It’s a fundraiser for the Arts Council of Big Bear Valley from 12:00 PM till 8:00 PM. Silent Auction, Door Prizes and Great Food and maybe a little something from the Bar? Please join us any time during the event , we appreciate the support!


Big Bear Lake’s 2013 Village Artwalk Festival is a celebration of the arts, July 5-7

Artwalk Festival kicks off Big Bear Lake’s summer season

Cherry Creek Arts FestivalThe arts will play a key role in the BigBearLakeVillage this summer starting off with The Pine Knot Village Artwalk Festival July 5-7.

The Artwalk Festival is a collaboration of the Mountain and Deserts Arts Association, the Arts Council of Big Bear Valley and The City of Big Bear Lake designed to appeal to a wide audience – from the avid arts collector and aficionado to families young and old, just visiting our mountain community or full or part-time residents of the valley.

“This year’s festival is our most exciting arts event yet” says Tim Breunig, Executive director of the Big Bear Lake Festival. “Our new, larger venue in the village will allow us the growth to become a major regional arts event.”

Adds Breunig, “The Artwalk Festival kicks off our summer season of truly world-class art events. With the Jazztrax Music Festival in June, Artwalk and Art on the Lake in July and August and the Film Festival in September, Big Bear is fast developing a fast growing and vibrant arts landscape. I believe Big Bear Lake is another perfect west coast arts destination”

Big Bear Lake Arts… the art of summer!  Join the fun at this year’s Artwalk Festival.

Mark White & Friends

 Mark White                                 Larry Squires                     Cheryl Chapman

The Visual Arts Show and Sale takes place Saturday and Sunday in the BartlettEventsCenter. Admission and parking is free for the art show and music. This year’s festival show features fine art in painting, sculpture, mixed media, glass, ceramics and photography.  Galleries in the Village will welcome visitors, and local artists will give demonstrations of their craft.

The full Artwalk Festival schedule is available at:

Food and Drink at the Festival

The Beer and WineGarden (21 and over only) will feature Craft Beers from Hanger 24 Craft Brewery and Premium Wines by the glass. And for a true alpine gourmet experience, try something from the Sausage Garden Menu served up by Big Bear Lake’s finest chefs. Live music in the Wine Garden by Peggy Baldwin and Duke Michaels scheduled between the Main Stage Performances throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

Gourmet Food Trucks will offer a variety of  dishes for every taste and craving you might have. Food Trucks like the BACON  MANia Truck and TJ’s Wood Fired Pizza will take their place in the Food Court area on the Festival Grounds.

Music on the Main Stage… and more

This year’s Festival introduces Live Music Performances by some extremely talented performing artists. From San Diego, CA The Midnight Pine (Folk, Soul, Blues) vocalist Shelbi Bennett, guitarist Sean Martin and percussionist/songwriter Al Howard. LA based indie/folk singer/songwriter Natalie Gelman will make a stop at the Artwalk while on her current US tour. Natalie will perform tracks from her just released EP, Streetlamp Musician. If Jazz is your thing, The Real Jazz Trio will perform some classic jazz improvisation, pianist Mike Cross, bassist Mark Cade, and percussionist Steve Boggio.

For all the Main Stage Performance times:  Festival Main Stage Performance Times

Natalie Gelman & Friends

Natalie Gelman                    Shakeh                           The Midnight Pine

Artist’s Reception

The festivities start on Friday evening with the Artwalk Artist’s reception from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. The annual, invitation only event includes backyard grilled sandwiches, salads and desserts, drinks and live music entertainment by Shakeh and Brian Asher. Dress is casual summer.

Come out and have some fun, meet the 2013 Artwalk Artists and friends old and new at this casual gathering in the WineGarden at the BartlettEventsCenter.

Current ‘Gala Patron level Friends of the Festival’ members can obtain RSVP invitations to the event by contacting the Event Director, by email at

Georgeana Ireland

Artist Georgeana Ireland. Georgana currently shows her work at The Gallery on Village Dr. Big Bear Lake, CA.

You can be a friend of the festival. For as little as $20, you can become a “Friend of the Festival” member, get even more out of your festival experience and support the festival’s year round 501c3 nonprofit mission of arts and education.

Festival Membership