Arts All Summer Long! (Here’s Your Itinerary)

By California Desert Arts Council | Jun 19, 2017

Need to quench your thirst for the arts this summer? The California Desert Arts Council serves up fresh itineraries for visual art lovers, architecture and design lovers, and music and stage lovers. Our arts concierge offers a fourth itinerary, which includes the best film, dance, heritage, and spoken word experiences. “Curated each month for residents…

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Trump Budget Proposal is a Call to Action to Support Local Arts

By California Desert Arts Council | Jun 5, 2017

Local advocacy for artists and arts organizations has become a higher-stakes proposition, as President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal, titled A New Foundation for American Greatness, suggests eliminating funding for the arts and shutting down the National Endowments of the Arts and Humanities. The president’s proposal cuts the NEA budget from $150 million to $29 million,…

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Big Strategies and Real Tactics for Connecting Artists, Audience, and Place

By California Desert Arts Council | Jun 1, 2017
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Sculptor Patrick Blythe to Speak on Art, Soul, and Community

By California Desert Arts Council | May 30, 2017

Indio-based artist Patrick Blythe, known for his bronze, stone, and glass sculpture, will discuss his work and life June 13 at an Arts Salon presented by the California Desert Arts Council (CDAC). Coachella Valley Art Center in downtown Indio will host the free event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. In his presentation, “Art, Soul, and…

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Open Your Studio, Collaborate, and Embrace Summer in the Desert

By California Desert Arts Council | May 19, 2017

If you think “season” is over, the three presenters at CDAC’s first Arts Salon beg to differ. They say summertime presents a largely untapped opportunity for visual and performing artists and others working in the arts. “The dynamics in the summer are changing,” said Arlene Amick, director of audience engagement and communications at Palm Springs…

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What’s Your Summer Strategy?

By California Desert Arts Council | May 2, 2017

Some people are visiting the desert, and some of us live and work here all year. What we have in common is appreciation of this modern oasis—even in the summer. Events like the Splash House pool party weekends, the film noir and short film festivals, concerts, and art events are turning the desert from dark…

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Why We Need a Highway 111 Cultural District

By California Desert Arts Council | May 2, 2017

The culturati come in droves to the California desert for immersive experiences like Coachella, the Palm Springs International Film Festival, and the newly minted juggernaut known as Desert X. But are they seeing more than a sliver of what the California desert arts scene has to offer? Are you capitalizing on all this activity? The…

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CDAC Tees Up Resources for Culture Lovers and Creative Professionals

By California Desert Arts Council | May 2, 2017

Welcome to the California Desert Arts Council blog. Thanks for clicking! We hope you’ll bookmark the blog and explore the other offerings on the CDAC website, a bright new place to access local arts and culture events and experiences, as well as valuable resources and opportunities. “It’s easy to use and loaded with useful information,”…

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