Coachella Valley Arts News – September 2020

Resources, News, Advice, and Ideas for Coachella Valley Arts Organizations

Coachella Valley Arts Organizations Reveal Plans for Upcoming Season

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COVID-19 Relief Grants for Coachella Valley Artists and Arts Organizations

California Desert Arts Council (CDAC) and affiliate La Quinta Arts Foundation (LQAF) have established a $50,000 fund to award grants to Coachella Valley artists and arts organizations who create thoughtful, inspiring, and relevant works responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Individual working artists are eligible for a $500 grant, and nonprofit organizations with budgets up to $1 million can receive a grant of $1,500. CDAC will publish and promote selected works and tell the stories of the artists and organizations through its outreach platforms. Submissions in Visual Art and Craft, Music and Sound Art, Dance, and Written and Spoken Word are welcome. Read more


Our recommendations for September 2020


Events have been canceled due to the spread of COVID-19.


FALLING ROCK: Cahuilla artist Gerald Clarke’s exhibition at Palm Springs Art Museum features almost 80 poignant and often humorous artworks addressing Native American identity and its intersection with mainstream U.S. culture and politics. Info

COPY.PATTERN.REPEAT: For almost 40 years, Palm Springs–based artist Jim Isermann has powered his artwork with the colors and contours of midcentury design. His first solo exhibition at Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture and Design Center continues this fall. Info