Itineraries for Culture Lovers – August 2019

Arts News Digest – August 2019

'Greetings' Mural Installed in Palm Springs

California Desert Arts Council unifies, empowers, and
promotes art and culture in the Coachella Valley region
through advocacy, 
business and professional development, cultural tourism, and education.

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California Desert Arts Council introduces Arts Tank Greater Palm Springs, a funding platform for new, unique, innovative, and publicly accessible arts-based initiatives.

The program supports initiatives that stimulate cultural tourism, address a concern of a particular community, and engage a broad cross-section of residents and visitors in the Coachella Valley. 

CDAC welcomes high-quality pitches from all artistic disciplines, both from individuals and groups of creative people, as well as from the community’s arts and culture organizations.

Read the announcement about the inaugural grant recipients, Peter Tigler and Cat Chiu Phillips.


Our recommendations for August 2019


SPIRIT MESSAGES: An exhibition featuring artwork by Andrea Raft, Carole Hatcher, Eduardo Carriazo, Meridy Volz, Terry Hastings, and ULRIKE opens August 1 at Gallery 500, in The Five Hundred building in Palm Springs. Info

ART IN IDYLLWILD: Idyllwild Art in the Park, a combination of art and nature, is set for August 3–4 and August 31–September 1, featuring an eclectic mix of ceramics, painting, glass, jewelry, woodworking, photography, and fiber as well as live music in a charming village.

ART WALK: Visit artists in their natural habitat — their studios and galleries! — August 7 during free-to-the-public Backstreet Art District Art Walk in Palm Springs. Info

CONTRASTS: Promised Gifts from the Kaplan-Ostergaard Glass Collection, through September 15 at Palm Springs Art Museum, showcases blown, cast, and kiln-formed glass by artists including Emma Camden, Steve Klein, and Nick Mount. Info

SUBLIME PHOTOGRAPHY: Contemporary Sublime: The Photographic Collecting of William G. Butler, an exhibition through October 6 at the Palm Springs Art Museum, taps into unconscious experiences and creates a psychological connection between viewer and image. Info

SHAPING VISION: Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism — showcasing paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Willem de Kooning, Édouard Manet, Joan Mitchell, and Mark Rothko — runs through October 13 at Palm Springs Art Museum. Info

BRAVE NEW WORLDS: Explorations of Space, at the Palm Springs Art Museum through December 15, features projects by Kelly Akashi, Gisela Colon, Victoria Fu, Karen Lofgren, and Adee Roberson. Info

FLIGHT PLAN: The Birds of Sunnylands, the exhibition of 52 photographs by National Geographic lensman Tim Laman at Sunnylands Center and Gardens last season, has been reinstalled at the Coachella Valley History Museum in Indio through May 2020 (open Fridays and Saturdays during summer). Info