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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List Your Events on Our Calendar

By California Desert Arts Council | May 1, 2018

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?

By California Desert Arts Council | May 1, 2018

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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Itineraries for Culture Lovers: May 2018

By California Desert Arts Council | Apr 25, 2018

Just when you thought you could slow down for the season, we’re here to remind you of all the incredible arts and culture on the calendar in May. Here are some events recommended by the staff of the California Desert Arts Council: Above: CK Dance Company presents Marius Petipa’s Grand Pas from Paquita, May 26-27,…

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Arts News Digest – April 12, 2018

By California Desert Arts Council | Apr 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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Itineraries for Culture Lovers: April 2018

By California Desert Arts Council | Mar 23, 2018

It’s music festival time in the California desert, but it’s also a great month for live theater, art exhibitions, and more. Here are some of the great arts and culture events in April recommended by the staff of the California Desert Arts Council: Above: John Divola’s photograph N34°09.951’W115°49.269’, from his Isolated Houses series, is one…

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