Featured Events

 NEW! Thursday, March 5, Paint Mixer, Chad’s Place 6-8 PM

Paint Mixer, 6-8 PM – Chad’s Place, in the Village

A professional art instructor walks you through creating a beautiful acrylic painting on canvas, step-by-step.

Even if you’ve never picked up a brush, you’ll have no trouble following along. And if you’ve attended other Paint Mixers, you’ll learn new techniques and improve your skills.

Come and enjoy  two hours of socializing and creativity (adults only please). Dress casual and come for the fun, but plan on taking home a masterpiece!

$30.00 per painter. Includes all group instruction, materials, 11×14 canvas, one wine or beer and snacks. Dress for painting and fun.

Reservations and info: Big Bear Lake Arts

NEW! Friday, March 13, Paint Mixer Family Night, Mary Johnson Center

Just like our adult only Paint Mixers but open to all painters 11 years and older. Family night, Mothers and Daughters, Girls Night, or groups. Painters under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult painter. $30.00 per painter. Includes all group instruction, materials, 11×14 canvas, soft drink or coffee and snacks. Dress for painting and fun.

Reservations and info: Big Bear Lake Arts

NEW!  Beginning Guitar Classes

You can review class schedule and reserve places for yourself or your children for our ‘Art is for Everyone’, Beginning Guitar classes at the Mary Johnson Center. These low-cost classes, ($5.00 per student, per class) are held every Thursday arternoon and are on a first come – first serve basis.

Classes start in February and are geared for students 13 years or older. The class is taught by David Castagner.

See the Schedule at our SignUpGenius page.

NEW! Acting Games and Improv for Kidz!

You can review class schedule and reserve places for yourself or your children for our ‘Art is for Everyone’, Acting Games and Improv for Kidz! classes at the Mary Johnson Center. This low cost class, ($5.00 per student, per class) is an introduction to all things on stage. Kidz will learn and grow through fun acting games gaining self-confidence and making new friends.

Classes are held on Thursdays, starting February 26th and will run weekly from 4:30-5:30 pm. The class is taught by Jennifer Gail.

Kidz ages 6 & up are welcome!

 See the Schedule at our SignUpGenius page

NEW!  Arts-Intro ClassesV__0D69

You can review class schedule and reserve places for your children for our ‘Art is for Everyone’, Art-Intro Classes at the Mary Johnson Center. These free classes are held twice monthly and are on a first come – first serve basis.

Classes start in February and will form by age groups, grades 1-3, 4-6 and 7-12. Subjects will vary monthly so there is always something new to try.

See the schedule at our SignUpGenius page.

NEW!  Intermediate Lead Guitar Workshop Signups

You can review class schedule and reserve a place for you or your children for our ‘Intermediate Guitar for Teens and Adults’ at the Mary Johnson Center. These free classes are held one or two times each month and are on a first come – first serve basis.

Classes start in March and are geared for students 13 years or older. The class is taught by Mike Barnes.

See the schedule at our SignUpGenius page.


Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra in Concert March 1, 2015

 

Bruce Kiesling, Conductor, PYSO

The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley and Big Bear Lake Arts proudly sponsor this free concert again this year.

PYSO Philharmonic is a 75 piece ensemble consisting of advanced wind, percussion, and string players and performs major symphonic works multiple times throughout the year. PYSO has performed internationally, including venues in Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, and New York’s Carnegie Hall. The March 1st performance is a collaborative concert with the PYSO and our own MountainTop Strings.

Sharon Rizzo, Director, MountainTop Strings
Sharon Rizzo, Director, MountainTop Strings

 

The Concert is at 4:00 PM on March 1, 2015. The Performing Arts Center is located at 39707 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake CA, Your membership and/or donation to the Arts Council of Big Bear Valley make collaboration and cultural exchanges like this possible. Please make plans to attend this terrific concert, we truly appreciate your support!


 

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Founded in 1988, The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of residents and visitors with visual art and music. Throughout the year, The Council produces a variety of events and performances that provide a venue for talented artists and musicians. These include the Artwalk and Art on the Lake Festivals, Music at the Mansion, special exhibits, and programs at the Performing Arts Center. Through these events, fund-raising and support of music and art in the schools, The Arts Council works to keep the Valley’s cultural life alive and well. The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley is a 501 (c)(3) organization.

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“Big Bear Lake Arts” is the name we’ve given to an ensemble of programs, events and activities provided by or in partnership with The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley. The Council’s vision for the future includes creation of a Village Arts Campus, a cultural center where visual and performing artists from throughout the area can teach, create and share the arts for the enrichment of youth and the community.

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