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FESTIVAL FLYERDiamond Valley Arts Council Schedules Annual

Festival of the Arts on October 17, 18 and 19

“Art Through the Decades” is the theme of the annual Festival of the Arts. The Diamond Valley Arts Council presents an art smorgasbord with wide appeal. Visual, audio and literary artists will showcase their work at the Esplanade Arts Center in San Jacinto on Friday October 17, Saturday October 18 and Sunday October 19.

The three-day event kicks off with a dance hosted by radio personality and DJ Bob Madden of The Mix 101.3. “Dancing through the Decades”, scheduled from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm at the Arts Center, celebrates ten years of promoting the arts in the San Jacinto Valley. The event’s ten dollar admission includes dessert.

On Saturday October the 18th, from 3pm to 6pm, the Festival’s visual entries will be on display. In addition, attendees will enjoy listening to the live performances of the Festival’s audio entries. Saturday Show tickets are five dollars per person.

The Festival concludes the evening of Sunday October 19th, six-thirty pm to nine pm, with a jazz performance by the talented regional group, RSVP Jazz. Tickets for the concert at the Esplanade Arts Center are twenty-five dollars per person. A weekend pass to all the events is available for thirty dollars per person.

The Esplanade Arts Center is located at 2181 W. Esplanade (at Sanderson) in San Jacinto. Information is available on the DVAC website, For reservations, call (951) 651-1964. The Festival of the Arts is a fundraiser for the Diamond Valley Arts Council, a non-profit umbrella organization which promotes the arts in the San Jacinto Valley.

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The Diamond Valley Arts Council announces its fifth annual summer arts program. The focus is on education and training through participation. There is something for all interests.  This year’s workshops include music, art, theater, dance and video.

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The Diamond Valley Arts Council invites your participation in displaying your tattoo art.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 16, 2014. The display will be for tattoos only. The show is a family event. There is a $7 entry fee, payable when your entry is accepted for the art show. A panel of judges will present awards in a number of categories.

 For consideration, please email a (1) a photo of your tattoo(s), (2) your name, (3) email address and (4) telephone number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Subject line for email is Tattoo Art. Click HERE to Submit Online or Print Form HERE.

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Lee Rocker, a founding member of the Stray Cats, comes to the Historic Hemet Theater Saturday December 7 with his big stand-up bass and signature rockabilly sound. His latest album, Night Train to Memphis, features classics from the early days of rock. The music has spirit, energy and passion. During his run with the Stray Cats, the group had 23 gold and platinum certified records worldwide.

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Inland Stage Company announces its annual Summer Theatre Workshops, as part of Diamond Valley Arts Council’s Summer Programs for Youth.  Three distinct workshops begin on July 15 for ages 13 years and older.

Acting Fundamentals (Basic Skills for Acting) is a 4-week program, Monday evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm. Jim Marbury, Inland Stage Company’s Artistic Director, explains that he will instruct students “in a variety of acting techniques: Improvisation, Cold Reading, Scene Study and Monologues.”  The class fee is $60.

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Dance as Art & Serious Play

A one-week program for middle school and high school students.  P.L.A.C.E. Performance members will instruct students in dance technique, composition, and improvisation as a part of The Diamond Valley Arts Council’s Summer Programs for Youth. June 10th-14th (10:00 am to noon), Esplanade Arts Center, 2181 W. Esplanade Ave., San Jacinto, CA. The fee is $75.

P.L.A.C.E. Performance (Possibility Location Artistry Collaboration Evolving) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing performing opportunities for local, emerging choreographers and dancers utilizing non-traditional performing spaces with the intention of strengthening community bonds through the shared experience of dance and performance art.


For further information, call (951) 684-2994 or go to or  


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