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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18 Coachella Valley Leaders Join CDAC Advisory Committee

By California Desert Arts Council | May 29, 2018

Eighteen leaders representing a cross-section of stakeholders have joined California Desert Arts Council’s new Advisory Committee to help steer policy and programming to grow and sustain the creative economy and attract cultural tourism to the Coachella Valley region, the organization announced today. “To achieve great outcomes, you need smart, talented, and passionate people around the…

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Itineraries for Culture Lovers: June 2018

By California Desert Arts Council | May 21, 2018

Rising temperatures will never keep you down. Not when there’s so much arts and culture to take in. We’re ready for summer at California Desert Arts Council. We’re eager for these events on our calendar in June: Above: Desert Theatreworks presents the comic adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s suspenseful thriller The 39 Steps at Indio Performing…

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Arts News Digest – May 2018

By California Desert Arts Council | May 10, 2018

Photo: Supernova, created by Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt, was one of the iconic artworks at Coachella 2018. (Photo courtesy Goldenvoice)   ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN Albert Frey’s Aluminaire House to take its rightful place in Palm Springs (Palm Springs Life) The house arrived in Palm Springs in February 2017 as a highlight of Modernism Week,…

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New Art Loan Program Serves the Coachella Valley Region

By California Desert Arts Council | May 10, 2018

Artists working in the Coachella Valley have a new opportunity to place their work in local establishments, gain valuable visibility in the marketplace, and earn money for their efforts. California Desert Arts Council has created the Art Loan Program to connect artists to local businesses and their patrons. “Our program responds to a need in…

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