Deadlines Loom for COVID-19 Financial Relief Grants for Artists, Organizations

The city of Palm Desert invites artist proposals for its new San Pablo Avenue roundabout. Photo courtesy of the City of Palm Desert.   Welcome to another COVID-19-themed dispatch from your California Desert Arts Council. In better times, this newsletter highlights the bounty of upcoming Coachella Valley arts and culture offerings. This month’s edition, however,…

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Coachella Valley Arts News – December 2020

A new sculpture garden, curated by Melissa Morgan Fine Art, offers a free, safe, open-air art experience on El Paseo in Palm Desert. Photo courtesy Melissa Morgan Fine Art.    Happy holidays from the California Desert Arts Council. In our final news roundup of the year, we offer links to financial aid and grant resources for…

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What’s Your Summer Strategy?

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

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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