Founded 1946

Changing lives through the transformative power of art.

Idyllwild Arts’ idyllic mountain setting inspired its name. Set on over 200 acres situated in the mountain village of Idyllwild, Idyllwild Arts is a unique educational institution with a focus in all art forms for all artists of every age and level of accomplishment.

Although the Idyllwild Arts’ sprawling and pine-forested campus comprises 205 acres in the San Jacinto Mountains, it is only a short 2 hour drive from Los Angeles and San Diego.

Idyllwild Arts has a long and rich history of nurturing the creative talents of thousands of artists. Since the late 1940s Idyllwild Arts has been dedicated to providing the ideal environment for artists in every artistic discipline to seriously pursue their artistic passions.

Two Dynamic Programs

Idyllwild Arts Academy

Residential Arts High School

The Idyllwild Arts Academy provides pre-professional training in the arts and a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum to a diverse student body of gifted young artists from all over the world.

Idyllwild Arts Summer Program

Summer Arts Program for All Ages

The Idyllwild Arts Summer Program provides arts instruction and experiences of the highest caliber to a diverse student population of all ages and abilities.