With Coachella Fest Postponed, Cristopher Cichocki Created ‘Liquid Constellation’ to ‘Keep Art Alive’

Right now, Cristopher Cichocki (pronounced cha-ha-skee) should be basking in the success of his massive, multimedia art installation at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival — a career-making show for audience of tens of thousands of revelers at the Empire Polo Club in Indio and hundreds of thousands more on social media. Instead, the…

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Arts + Culture Itinerary – February 2020

Two locally based artists, Jim Isermann (above) and Gerald Clarke, have solo exhibitions at Palm Springs Art Museum; Modernism Week presents 11 days of tours, lectures, and parties; art fairs and festivals unfold in cities across the Coachella Valley; and musical and theatrical performances fill area stages. Throw in film screenings and literary events, and…

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Will Your Big Idea Sink or Swim in Arts Tank GPS?

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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Coachella Walls: A Self-Guided Walking Tour

The sweet smell of fresh baked goods wafts from Las Tres Conchitas on the corner of Sixth Street and Vine Avenue in downtown Coachella while locals file into Jalisco for lunch across the street. On the same block, construction workers are building a new library, and another crew sets up chairs in front of City…

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Expert Advice on How to Win an Arts Grant

There’s a lot of money out there for artists and arts organizations. If you want some of it, you need a plan. Three experts on the topic — grant writer Leigh Wiemann, arts administrator Brittany Delany, and artist Barbara Gothard — shared their best advice July 20 during an arts salon hosted by the City…

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