Save These Dates: Free Monthly Arts Salons!

California Desert Arts Council continues its series of free monthly arts salons with events in five Coachella Valley cities from February through June. The salons offer a casual environment for artists, arts administrators, and others to network, learn, and collaborate.

CDAC offers the salons to help advance its mission to unify, empower, and promote the region’s arts and culture community.

A different arts and culture venue in the Coachella Valley hosts each salon, from Heather James Fine Art, to CV Rep to Armando Lerma’s art studio. Topics have included pursuing arts grants, creating an elevator pitch, strategizing for summer, and others.

Upcoming salons welcome the creative community to Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly Camelot Theatres) Feb.7, followed by La Quinta Museum (March 15), Cabot’s Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs (April 5), Indio Performing Arts Center (May 15), and Rancho Mirage Public Library and Observatory (June 13).

Below is the schedule of upcoming CDAC Arts Salons. Watch our blog for new information about these and other programs.

MEET THE PALM SPRINGS CULTURAL CENTER
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs
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Michael Green of the Palm Springs Cultural Center discusses the organization’s mission, programs, and opportunities for artists and arts organizations to collaborate.

CONNECTING ARTS AND COMMUNITY
Thursday, March 15, 2018
5:30 to 7 p.m.
La Quinta Museum, 77885 Avenida Montezuma, La Quinta
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Pop ups, presentations, concerts, and thematic clubs: “There’s something for everyone at La Quinta Museum.” Experience the joys and sorrows of unrequited love in the Heartbreak in Peanuts exhibition, and hear from museum Manager Robin Stewart on cultivating community engagement through diverse activities. Share ideas, learn best practices, and discover how you can engage the community.

WEAVING ARTS AND HERITAGE
Thursday, April 5, 2018
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Cabot’s Pueblo Museum, 67616 Desert View Ave., Desert Hot Springs
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Tour Cabot Yerxa’s Hopi-inspired pueblo museum and learn about its fascinating history with Executive Director Irene Rodriguez, who’ll also lead a informal conversation about how heritage organizations intersect and collaborate with the arts.

PRODUCING FOR IPAC
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Indio Performing Arts Center, 45175 Fargo St., Indio
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Join Oralia ‘Yaya’ Ortiz of Culturas Music & Arts and representatives from Desert Theatreworks as they discuss programming and audience development at IPAC in downtown Indio. Come network and discover ways to collaborate with IPAC and others in the arts.

MEET THE RANCHO MIRAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY OBSERVATORY
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Rancho Mirage Public Library and Observatory
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Come see why Rancho Mirage Public Library added “and Observatory” to its name, hear how the popular institution partners with other Coachella Valley organizations to produce outstanding programs.