The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument welcomes amateur and professional photographers to participate in a photo contest to mark its 20th anniversary. Photograph by Tom Brewster/courtesy Palm Springs Life and Friends of the Desert Mountains   COVID-19 Arts organizations invited to apply for COVID-19 relief funds (WESTAF)The Western States Arts Federation’s WESTAF…

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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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A pow-wow in Indio, design exhibition in Palm Springs, open studio tour in La Quinta, dance in Cathedral City, art shows in Palm Desert, live storytelling in Rancho Mirage, and a variety of holiday-themed entertainment highlight a spirited month of arts and culture across the Coachella Valley. The staff of the California Desert Arts Council…

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Native American, Mexican American, and LQBTQ communities celebrate their heritage in a variety of festivals, exhibitions, and other events in November — an arts-and-culture-rich month that also includes local lore brought to life in a one-woman play, freshly created arts and crafts, a choreography festival, and lots of homegrown musicians performing on local stages. Pace…

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In the depths of summer, the desert’s art and culture scene offers a refreshing flow of cool programming. From art exhibitions and film screenings to music and dance performances, Greater Palm Springs proves itself as an oasis for arts lovers all year long. Photo: Didier Massard’s Cibachrome print Caravan (1993-97) appears in the exhibition Contemporary…

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ART The desert feels the transformational power of public art (Palm Springs Life) From David Černý’s Babies in Palm Springs to Edoardo Tresoldi’s Etherea in Coachella, large-scale public artworks are adding aesthetic beauty, attracting tourism, stimulating walking traffic, inspiring, educating, and promoting pride in place in communities across the Coachella Valley. New museum director will…

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The “season” in the desert seems to grow longer every year, and this one is no exception. In May, Greater Palm Springs has an abundance of music festivals, theater productions, film screenings, and art exhibitions. Here are our recommendations for an artful month ahead. Above: The Joshua Tree Music Festival runs May 16–19 with an…

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