Coachella Valley Arts News – February 2021

Sunnylands reopens Feb. 17, offering several outdoor tours of the historic estate and gardens. Photo courtesy The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands



Desert X to open March 12 (The Desert Sun)
The Coachella Valley’s biennial exhibition of site-specific art will run from March 12 to May 16. Organizers will announce the participating artists on Feb. 16.

Sunnylands reopens with outdoor tours (
Tours and walks on the historic Annenberg estate resume Feb. 17. 

Riverside OK’s annual funding for The Cheech (artnet)
The city council has approved plans to transform the city’s former library into the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture.

5 classical concerts, live (virtually) from DHS (Palm Springs Life)
Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts launches its seventh season this month with a series of five online concerts available to audiences through May.

Top artists contribute to museum’s fundraising auction (The Desert Sun)
Palm Springs Art Museum’s Art Auction ’21 runs April 9–16, with 40 contemporary works offered by top artists from around the country, including local favorites Phillip K. Smith III, Jim Isermann, and Gerald Clarke.

The extraordinary architectural photography of Maynard Parker (Palm Springs Life)
In the 1940s and ’50s, Maynard Parker, the go-to photographer for modernist architects and interior designers, spend a lot of time in Palm Springs.

New Tod Golberg book places gangsters in the desert (The Desert Sun)
The Low Desert, the Palm Desert author’s third collection of short stories, includes narratives set in desert cities about gangsters, con men, and Good Samaritans breaking bad.



Join Otis College of Art and Design for the release of the 2021 Otis Report on the Creative Economy on Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. The program includes a presentation of the report findings by Beacon Economics director of research Adam J. Fowler and a compelling panel discussion, “The Recovery of the Creative Economy: From the Nation to the Neighborhood,” moderated by Frances Anderton. 

California Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships

NEA Art Project Grants



The Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council seeks an Art Tours Director and a Communication Director to join its board and focus on this fall’s 20th anniversary art tour program. Information

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