Twenty-six visual artists, musicians, authors, graphic designers, and other creative professionals earned grants from the California Desert Arts Council (CDAC) in May to “Keep Arts Alive,” an initiative to provide financial support to Coachella Valley artists affected by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Established by CDAC and La Quinta Arts Foundation, the $50,000 fund…

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The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument welcomes amateur and professional photographers to participate in a photo contest to mark its 20th anniversary. Photograph by Tom Brewster/courtesy Palm Springs Life and Friends of the Desert Mountains   COVID-19 Arts organizations invited to apply for COVID-19 relief funds (WESTAF)The Western States Arts Federation’s WESTAF…

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Painters, photographers, singers, writers, animators, and graphic designers received artist relief grants through the Keep Art Alive emergency fund established by the California Desert Arts Council and affiliate La Quinta Arts Foundation. The $50,000 fund awards one-time grants of $500 to individuals and $1,500 to organizations for creating thoughtful and inspiring works responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are…

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Sequestered during the COVID-19 outbreak, La Quinta artist Thomas Gill found a way to bring the atmospheric desert into his multimedia world. The result: a trippy, pulsating trek through a graphically designed landscape drenched in the colors of so many awe-inspiring sunsets. “I do professional photography and videography but also have a passion for graphic…

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