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Itineraries for Culture Lovers: March 2019

The arts season reaches a fever pitch in March, offering a world-class lineup of performances, exhibitions, and tours across Greater Palm Springs. Culture vultures can visit Desert X installations and many other art and architecture offerings by day, and take in live music and theater by night. Here are our staff’s best bets. Visit our…

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ArtsTank Greater Palm Springs Awards Inaugural Grants

Awardees Peter Tigler and Cat Chiu Phillips will create public art installations to engage residents and visitors in the Coachella Valley. Arts Tank Greater Palm Springs , an innovative grant program created by the California Desert Arts Council (CDAC) to support arts-based initiatives with wide-spanning community benefits, has awarded its inaugural grants to artists Peter…

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Arts News Digest – October 2018

Val Powelson designed the dramatic parabaloid roofline for the Maranz Residence, one of the featured houses in Mod Mirage, the new book by Melissa Riche. Photograph by Jim Riche.   ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN Meet modern Rancho Mirage (Palm Springs Life) The city’s distinctive homes and neighborhoods finally share the spotlight with its neighbor to the west. In…

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Workshop: How to Get Your Audience to ‘Love, Like, Follow’ You on Social Media

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Sixty-six Coachella Valley creative professionals learned market-tested tactics for connecting and engaging with their social media audiences Sept. 12 at Love, Like, Follow, a workshop presented by California Desert Arts Council welcomed at UCR Palm Desert. Experts Stefanie Paquette and Katy Carrier of The Social Bar, a boutique communication and creative content agency in Palm…

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Arts News Digest – July 2018

New work by Coachella artist Carlos Ramirez, who  opened his first solo exhibition, The Killing of a Ghost, earlier this year at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New Jersey.   ART & DESIGN Catching up with Carlos Ramirez (Coachella Magazine) After many years of collaborating as part of The Date Farmers, artist Carlos Ramirez is forging…

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List Your Events on Our Calendar

CDAC welcomes Calendar entries for performing (music, dance, theater) and visual arts events, as well as heritage festivals, and professional development workshops, salons and classes. Here are our listing guidelines and instructions: 1. Events must be nondiscriminatory and open to the public. 2. Listings must be submitted at least one week (7 days) ahead of…

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Will Your Big Idea Sink or Swim in Arts Tank GPS?

Got a big creative idea and need a support system to bring it to life? Pitch it to Arts Tank Greater Palm Springs, an exciting new Shark Tank-like program powered by the nonprofit California Desert Arts Council to support innovative arts projects that attract tourism, address a concern of a particular community, and engage a cross-section of residents and visitors…

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Arts News Digest – April 12, 2018

Photo: Coachella-based artist Chris Sanchez, aka Kas Infinite, is among five artists who created site-specific artworks for the on-the-land exhibition Available to All, continuing this month in Joshua Tree.   IDEAS & ISSUES McCallum now selling shows, not subscriptions (The Desert Sun) In a nod to the desert’s changing demographics, the McCallum Theatre is eliminating…

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