Explore a variety of art and culture resources to identify individuals, organizations, businesses, venues, and opportunities in the Coachella Valley and High Desert.


China Adams, "Rock Wall by Day." Courtesy Joshua Triennial/boxoPROJECTS
China Adams, "Rock Wall by Day." Courtesy Joshua Triennial/boxoPROJECTS


Search nonprofit organizations and institutions, including museums, performing arts centers, and historical societies, film and television resources, as well as groups supporting the education and advancement of creative professionals in the California desert.

Architecture & Design

Modernism Week celebrates and fosters appreciation of midcentury architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields.

Palm Springs Modern Committee is dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of Desert Modern architecture and design.

Palm Springs Preservation Foundation  promotes preservation of historical resources and architecture of the city of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley area.

Sunnylands Center & Gardens is a 200-acre estate run by The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, a not-for-profit organization and Annenberg family trust.

Film & Literature
History & Heritage
Music & Dance
Theater & Stage
Visual Arts


Search for creative spaces available to visual and performing artists as well as special events.

Outdoor Venues

Cathedral City public parks  10 parks with various amenities.

Coachella public parks  9 parks with various amenities.

Desert Hot Springs public parks  2 parks with various amenities.

Indio public parks  12 parks with various amenities.

La Quinta public parks  14 parks with various amenities.

Palm Desert public parks  12 parks with various amenities.

Palm Springs public parks  11 parks with various amenities.

Rancho Mirage public parks  6 parks with various amenities.

Palm Springs Stadium  capacity: 5,185.

Eldorado Polo Club  Indio, 100+ acres, 400 seat clubhouse.

Empire Polo Club  Indio, 250 acres, various facilities.

Jackalope Ranch  Indio, 6.5 acres with a 21,000 sq. ft. multifaceted lodge, restaurant.

Riverside County Fairgrounds  Indio, 119,680 sq. ft., home to Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival.

The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens  Palm Desert, 1,200 acres, multiple venue spaces.

Indian Wells Tennis Garden  Indian Wells, 24,100 seats in two stadiums, 29 tennis courts, restaurants and amenities.

Nationally Designated Properties  Coachella Valley/High Desert, Event/special use permits for Forest Service-managed properties.

Indoor Venues


California Desert Arts Council offers its legal and tax-exempt status to groups engaged in activities that align with our mission. This enables programs and groups to pursue grant funding that would otherwise not qualify, and thus better serve your constituents, while expanding impact in our region. This typically involves a fee-based contractual arrangement between CDAC and your project.

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Administrative Assistant (full time)
Art Preparator (full time)

Melissa Morgan Fine Art has two full-time openings: administrative assistant and art preparator. Both require data entry and driving. For information or to apply, contact gallery manager Karna Valen at

Editor, Writer, Designer (part time)

Coachella Magazine, which celebrates the art and culture of Coachella Valley and beyond, has part-time openings for a copy editor, graphic designer, and writer. Send cover letter, resume, and work samples to


Digital Storytelling Educator / Filmmaker

DIGICOM is looking for a Digital Storytelling Educator/Filmmaker to work with teachers and their students who are involved in innovating and enhancing their classrooms with video production and digital storytelling. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of experience in education teaching video production and/or 3-5 years in professional video production as a producer/director with some teaching experience. In either case, candidate should have strong writing skills and a passion for storytelling. Interested candidates should respond with a letter of interest, current resume or CV and contact info to




CV Indie Film Awards

CV Indie Film Awards, scheduled for Oct. 8, 2018 at Camelot Theatres, is an awards show that gives the Oscar Award style recognition to the Independent Film Community. CVIFA strictly focuses on recognizing and rewarding true Independent films with limited budgets (low & Mico budget films only). If you would like to be considered for a CV Indie Film Award, please submit your film through Film Freeway. Deadline to submit is Feb. 1, 2018. Submit your information.

Small Image Community Show at CREATE Center for the Arts 

CREATE Center for the Arts in Palm Desert will host their annual small-image community art show in the month of December.  One FREE Entry for CREATE Members! Artists may enter up to 5 works. $10 hanging fee per piece + 50% donation to CREATE Center upon sale. Limit 16"x16" Drop off November 20, 21, 22 & 24, 2017 10am-5pm ARTISTS RECEPTION: Saturday December 2, 2017 5pm-7pm Call CREATE Center for the Arts 760-834-8318 or email

Holiday Art Market at CREATE Center for the Arts 

CREATE Center for the Arts in Palm Desert will host a Holiday Art Market on Sat., Dec 2, 11am - 7pm. Tables open to all artisans of handmade wares and original art. Calling all candle and soap makers, knitters and potters, jewelers and leather workers, painters and photographers. $40 per table | max 2 artists per table. Setup starts at 9am. Call CREATE Center for the Arts 760-834-8318 or email

Women Artists Online Art Competition, Fusion Art

Fusion Art in Palm Springs is celebrating Women Artists and is pleased to announce the opening of its 5th quarterly online art competition. The gallery invites both 2D and 3D submissions from women artists 18+, only, regardless of their location or their experience or education in the art field. A three-month group online exhibition will be featured on the Fusion Art website starting January 15 through April 14, 2018. Winners will be marketed and promoted extensively. Deadline to submit is Dec. 20, 2017. Submit your information to Valerie Hoffman

6th Annual La Quinta Artists Studio Tour

La Quinta Museum invites artists living in La Quinta to open their creative space for the 6th annual studio tour December 3, 2017. Participants must be current residents of La Quinta. Submit your information.


Art in Public Places, Marbella Villas, Desert Hot Springs 

Condo development project wishes to commission an artist to create and later install two fountains for two entrances at the project. The theme of the project is Marbella, Spain, the city known as "Spa City". Size: 171' Wide X 171" Deep X 95" High, Casting Medium: Cast Stone, Safe for Outdoor Use: Yes. Time to Ship: 6-8 weeks. Email for further information. Deadline: May 31, 2018.

Palm Desert Community Gallery

The City of Palm Desert invites artists, art groups, and collectors of unique art or memorabilia to submit a proposal for upcoming exhibitions at the Palm Desert Community Gallery. Inquire to: Deborah S. Glickman, Management Analyst, Attn: Community Gallery, City of Palm Desert, 73510 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Information: 760-837-1664,


Palm Desert Artist Registry

The City of Palm Desert welcomes artists to apply to the artist registry. Inquire to: Deborah S. Glickman, Management Analyst, Attn: Community Gallery, City of Palm Desert, 73510 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Information: 760-837-1664,


CaFÉ for Artists

Call for Entry, or CaFÉ™, a service of the Western States Arts Federation, is an online application and adjudication system for managing calls for entry. It's designed for artists and arts administrators.


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Offers a residency for artists working across diverse media and the freedom to explore their practice in an open and welcoming framework. Read more


Epicenter Projects  

Invites artists to produce site-specific works alongside the San Andreas Fault Line. Read more


Joshua Tree Higlands Artist Residency  

Invites artists from around the world to create work amidst the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park. Read more


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