This Month in the Arts – September 2021

Judith Chapman stars in The Guys, a production commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11, at Palm Canyon Theatre. Photo/Palm Springs Life, Getty Images   For the foreseeable future, your vaccination card might become your ticket to entry at arts venues across the Coachella Valley and beyond. But the shows are going on, and culture leaders…

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Coachella Valley Arts News – May 2021

Jamie Grant (left), the new CEO of McCallum Theatre, discusses the venue’s reopening and upcoming season with Palm Springs Life editor Steven Biller.   ADVOCACY How local arts leaders support each other during the pandemic (The Desert Sun)Representatives from Modernism Week, Desert X, Sunnylands, Palm Springs Art Museum, and other art and cultural organizations have been…

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Coachella Valley Arts News – September 2020

The Aluminaire House, a prototype structure designed in 1931 by Albert Frey and A. Lawrence Kocher, will be installed at Palm Springs Art Museum.   ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN Aluminaire House finds home in Palm Springs (The Desert Sun) The 1931 prototype residence designed by Albert Frey and A. Lawrence Kocher will be installed in 2021 in…

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Coachella Valley Arts News – May 2020

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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Itineraries for Culture Lovers: October 2019

October is National Arts & Humanities Month, so when you’re Instagramming pictures from local performances, exhibitions, and festivals, use the hashtag #ShowYourArt2019 to support your favorite events and organizations — and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Here are highlights of this month’s arts and culture events in Greater Palm Springs. Above:…

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Arts News Digest – June 2019

ART Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley have much to offer art lovers (CV Independent) A weekend day trip can be a great way to experience (slightly) lower temperatures and see some unexpectedly sophisticated art. Here are three places to start. Wildflowers and wild art in Borrego Springs (Desert Star Weekly) Artist and welder Ricardo Breceda…

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Itineraries for Culture Lovers: May 2019

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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Itineraries for Culture Lovers: October 2018

Take your vitamins. The busy season of arts and culture starts now: Modernism Week Fall Preview, Latino and women’s film festivals, live music and theater, and more art than your eyes can see in one month. Here are our staff’s recommendations for an artful October. Above: A replica of architect Paul Rudolph’s 1952 Walker Guest…

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Itineraries for Culture Lovers: May 2018

Just when you thought you could slow down for the season, we’re here to remind you of all the incredible arts and culture on the calendar in May. Here are some events recommended by the staff of the California Desert Arts Council: Above: CK Dance Company presents Marius Petipa’s Grand Pas from Paquita, May 26-27,…

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