The Idyllwild Arts Foundation proudly presents: Student Showcase Spotlight Series 2018!

The Student Showcase Spotlight Series 2018 is a reimagining of what was formerly known exclusively as the Student Showcase. Comprised of a VIP Sponsors’ Reception and Spotlight events featuring Dance, Visual Arts, and Music, the Spotlight Series allows Idyllwild Arts to feature individual arts departments by: comprehensively showcasing their unique work; providing performing opportunities to a significant number of students in the Dance, Visual Arts, and Music departments; investing as much funding as possible directly in ourselves; generating scholarships and programmatic support for students of Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Programs.

Spotlight Series VIP Sponsors’ Reception

Sunday, March 4, 2018
2:00 pm
Beverly Hills

The Spotlight Series VIP Sponsors’ Reception will serve as a celebratory afternoon to honor our sponsors and launch the Student Showcase Spotlight Series 2018. The reception will include stationary and passed appetizers, an open bar, a visual arts exhibition, a chamber music concert featuring student classical musicians, and live music featuring student jazz musicians.

Spotlight on Dance

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
6:00 pm VIP Reception
7:30 pm Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Ballet 
IAF Theatre – Idyllwild Arts

The Spotlight on Dance Performance will take place at the Idyllwild Arts IAF Theatre on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm. The event will provide our dance students with the opportunity to perform Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Ballet. VIP Reception Tickets are available for purchase.

The Spotlight on Dance VIP Reception will take place at 6:00 pm preceding the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland performance. It will include stationary appetizers, beverages, original costume drawings, and reserved seating to the 7:30 pm show.

Spotlight on Visual Arts

Friday, May 4, 2018
5:00 pm VIP Reception
6:00 pm Art Exhibition
Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery, Palm Desert

The Spotlight on Visual Arts Art Exhibition will take place at the Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery in Palm Desert on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm. The event will provide an opportunity for our visual arts students to showcase, discuss, and sell their work. The event will include stationary appetizers and also feature student jazz musicians. VIP Reception Tickets are available for purchase.

The Spotlight on Visual Arts VIP Reception will take place at 5:00 pm preceding the opening of the art exhibition at the Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery. VIP Ticket-holders will have the opportunity to preview art available for purchase before it’s seen by the general public. The VIP Reception will include stationary and passed appetizers, and an open bar.

Spotlight on Music

Saturday, May 12, 2018
6:00 pm VIP Reception
7:30 pm Orchestra Concert
William M. Lowman Concert Hall – Idyllwild Arts

The Spotlight on Music Orchestra Concert will take place at the Idyllwild Arts William M. Lowman Concert Hall on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm. The event will provide an opportunity for our classical musicians to perform an orchestra concert. VIP Reception tickets are available for purchase.

The Spotlight on Music VIP Reception will take place at 6:00 pm preceding the orchestra concert in the Idyllwild Arts William M. Lowman Concert Hall. It will include appetizers, beverages, and reserved seating to the 7:30 pm show.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why have we changed from doing one Student Showcase to multiple events in the Spotlight Series?

By having multiple Spotlight events featuring individual arts departments, the Spotlight Series will allow us to highlight more work than what can be shown in one production. Each art department is unique, and by providing independent events customized for specific disciplines, we’re able to showcase them more comprehensively.

Will all art departments be featured?

Spotlight events will feature individual art departments. All arts departments will get a chance to have their individual Spotlight event depending on which year they’ll be part of the Series.  

How do you choose which art departments are featured in a Series?

We plan our Spotlight Series as a collective whole, taking into account what works best for our academic calendar, arts curriculum, and which individual Spotlight events will compliment each other.  

When and where are the events held?

Events are held on and off campus throughout the academic school year.

Are on-campus events still free and open to the public?

Yes, general seating without charge is still available. However, all guests are required to pre-register.

How is my money being used?

Sponsoring the Spotlight Series will allow our students to gain valuable performing experience, while keeping the events free and open to the public – the Idyllwild way. It also helps us provide scholarships to nearly 50% of our students.

Contact Us

events@idyllwildarts.org | 951.659.2171 x2330

Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program remain at the forefront of arts education.
With your generosity, we can continue to prepare young artists to be creative and successful leaders for the future.
All proceeds support our mission of changing lives
through the transformative power of art.

Photos from Student Showcase 2016
2018 Sponsor