Arts showcase unites locals, artists in Menifee

On Saturday, May 17 the Arts Council Menifee held their 4th Annual Menifee Arts Showcase from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Menifee Countryside Marketplace at the corner of Newport and Haun Rd.

The Arts Council Menifee is a non-profit cultural and educational agency that is dedicated to supporting the area’s visual arts, music, theater, dance, film, and literary arts, as well as bringing the arts to the community of Menifee and local artists to the public.

Attendees of the showcase walked around the marketplace looking at art on display and for sale as well as enjoyed performances from over 20 acts including the JR Reed hot rock band, Paloma Valley High School band, Heritage High and Paloma Valley High dancers, singer Kelly Mullins, and Broadway musical singer Mickie Grunwald, amongst others. 

Award winning photographer Walter Santos attended the events, displaying some of his incredible and stunning photos. Santos has been a photographer for the past eight years and has his work displayed throughout Southern California, with most recently at the San Diego Natural History Museum. He hopes that his “images will inspire the viewer to help preserve our natural world.”

To donate and/or to become a supporter of the arts in Menifee or to learn more about the Arts Council, visit 

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