Itineraries for Culture Lovers: September 2018

By California Desert Arts Council | Aug 21, 2018

It’s the calm before the storm, the last month of a long, hot summer — and the slowest month of the year in terms of arts and culture events. But the calendar has hardly gone dry. Here are our staff’s recommendations for the best film screenings, music and stage performances, art exhibitions in September.  …

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Arts News Digest – August 2018

By California Desert Arts Council | Aug 12, 2018

Coachella Valley-based artist Cristopher Cichocki has a solo show at Lancaster’s Museum of Art and History through September 30.   INNOVATION YV Arts opens in Yucca Valley (Palm Springs Life) It has a large gallery with moveable walls, a dance studio, rehearsal space, and outdoor sites for sculpture and installations. Coming soon are a kitchen…

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Itineraries for Culture Lovers: August 2018

By California Desert Arts Council | Jul 25, 2018

Summer in the desert means watching a lot of movies, either sitting in air-conditioned darkness or floating in a refreshing swimming pool. You can also find cool, enriching escapes at local museums and theaters (the kind with a stage). California Desert Arts Council recommends these arts and culture events for August.   Above: Endless Summer,the documentary…

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Arts News Digest – July 2018

By California Desert Arts Council | Jul 9, 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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Itineraries for Culture Lovers: July 2018

By California Desert Arts Council | Jun 27, 2018

If you can’t stand the heat, stay inside. That’s where you’ll find the desert’s best art, music, dance, and film this summer. The staff of the California Desert Arts Council has offers these recommendations for the month of July. Also, please join us for Thankful Thursday July 12 at Dead or Alive Bar in Palm…

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CDAC Ends Fiscal Year, Celebrates Achievements, Looks Forward

By California Desert Arts Council | Jun 26, 2018

As the California Desert Arts Council 2017/18 fiscal year comes to a close, we take the opportunity to share some of our successes. Our organization did a lot of good work in FY 2017-18, and our Annual Report, due out on completion of the CDAC annual independent audit, covers our initiatives under our four pillars:…

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Workshop: The Secret Sauce for Your Social Media

By California Desert Arts Council | Jun 19, 2018

You can spot the posts of your favorite Instagrammers and Facebookers even before you look to see who posted them. Your eye goes right to them. And that’s no accident. It’s good branding. On-brand and on-message posts attract and inspire you to click through, leave a comment, learn more, or even buy now. They also…

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Arts Tank Greater Palm Springs: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

By California Desert Arts Council | Jun 13, 2018

1. What is Arts Tank Greater Palm Springs and who’s behind it? Arts Tank Greater Palm Springs is a Shark Tank-like program that invites creative people and organizations to pitch big-impact ideas to win valuable support. The nonprofit California Desert Arts Council (CDAC) created Arts Tank to stimulate innovation in the arts and encourage publicly accessible…

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Arts News Digest – June 2018

By California Desert Arts Council | Jun 13, 2018

Photo: Giant baby sculptures by Czech artist David Černý have captured the imagination of residents and visitors in downtown Palm Springs. Courtesy/Hohmann Fine Art   ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN Modernism Week raised $1.5 million for local organizations, neighborhoods (The Desert Sun) Event chairman William Kopelk tells The Desert Sun: “We are elated that Modernism Week continues…

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