Itineraries for Culture Lovers – August 2018

Arts News Digest – August 2018

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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.

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Our recommendations for August 2018


ART WALK: The galleries of the Backstreet Art District in Palm Springs (August 1), Art Walk at the Art Place in Palm Desert (August 1),  and the Perez Art & Design District in Cathedral City (August 11) welcome guests to see their latest exhibitions and meet their artists.

POP-UP EXHIBITION: The Light Which Reveals the Alarming Ghosts, a pop-up exhibition of media-based installations unfolds throughout August at the Coachella Valley Art Center in Indio. Organized by LIFEWORK Gallery, the show features work by Griselda Calderon Lopez, Zach Fleming-Boyles, MLN17, and Kevin Townsend. Info

FELT HAPPY: The Coachella Valley Art Scene presents an interactive experience where you step inside a fictional space that encourages you to become the artist. It’s free August 9 at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert. Info

EIGHTY @ EIGHTY: Palm Springs Art Museum’s main space in Palm Springs, showcases recent gifts— including works by Alexander Calder, Julius Shulman, Diane Arbus, John Divola, Maynard Dixon, Frank Lobdel, Squeak Carnwath, and Hung Liu —as well as photography by Walker Evans and Ralph Gibson, and Lee Jaffee’s images of Jean Michel Basquiat. Info

DESERT PHOTOGRAPHY: Journey Through the Desert – The Road Less Traveled, a survey of photography from the early 20th century to today, continues through November 25 at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert. The show includes Stephen H. Willard, John Divola, Lee Friedlander, Karen Halverson, Wanda Hammerbeck, Richard Misrach, and Mark Ruwedel. Info

SOLO EXHIBITIONS: Flat Black Supply in Palm Desert will present two solo exhibitions: Los Monstritos, a solo exhibition of Janet Zepeda, plus art, zines, books and clothes on Aug. 18, and MONSTROUZITY, a visual collection of new artwork by Raz on Aug. 25.