Arts & Culture News – February 2020

Arts and Culture Itinerary | February 2020

CDAC Installs Colorful 'Greetings' Mural in Downtown 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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Arts Tank Greater Palm Springs is 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 February 2020


COPY.PATTERN.REPEAT: For longer than 30 years, Palm Springs–based artist Jim Isermann has powered his artwork with the colors and contours of midcentury design. On February 8, he opens an exhibition at Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture and Design Center. Info

FALLING ROCK: Cahuilla artist Gerald Clarke’s exhibition at Palm Springs Art Museum (through May 31) features more than 75 poignant and often humorous artworks addressing Native American identity and its intersection with mainstream U.S. culture and politics. Info

ART ON MAIN: The city of La Quinta presents Art on Main Street on February 1 and 15 in Old Town La Quinta. The events feature artists showing and selling their paintings, jewelry, mixed media, photography, ceramics, glass, woodwork, textiles, and sculptures. Info

TWO FOR THE SHOW: Barbara Drucker and Barbara Spiller unveil their new work in side-by-side exhibitions opening February 8 at Joshua Tree Art Gallery in conjunction with the Joshua Tree Art Walk. Info

ARTISANS AT THE PUEBLO: On February 9, Cabot’s Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs welcomes artisans Ellen Finnan, Bruce Hearn, Maria Hunt, and Sergio Naduville plus the Desert Weavers. Info

WATERCOLOR: The Coachella Valley Watercolor Society presents its 31st annual Watercolor Show and Sale from February 12 to 15 at Hope Lutheran Church in Palm Desert. The event, which is free to the public, includes artist demonstrations. Info

ART PALM SPRINGS: More than 60 modern and contemporary art galleries from around the United States present their top artists February 13 to 17 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Info

ART UNDER THE EAVES: Members of the Desert Art Center display and sell their artwork February 16 under the eaves outside the gallery in Palm Springs. Info

AGNES PELTON: Visit the historic Cathedral City home of the transcendentalist painter February 23 during The Agnes Pelton House Museum Day. Info

REACH FOR THE SKY: Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage presents Reach for the Sky: Tradition + Inspiration, featuring totems by the Hunt family of Canadian First Nations artists and the musician and artist Herb Alpert, throughout the season. Info