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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Glass artist Lino Tagliapietra, featured this month at the Palm Springs Art Museum, is revered for his graceful forms, exquisite colors, and masterful technique. Photograph courtesy Palm Springs Art Museum   ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN Aluminaire draws closer to a Palm Springs home (Palm Springs Life) A decision is expected soon on a location for the modernist…

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Cahuilla artist Gerald Clarke includes “branded books” in his debut exhibition, Gerald Clarke: Falling Rock, opening January 18 at Palm Springs Art Museum. Photograph courtesy Palm Springs Art Museum.   ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN Modern masterpiece will go to auction (The Desert Sun) A replica of the 1952 Paul Rudolph–designed Walker Guest House that has been on…

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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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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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DANCE Choreography festival returns to McCallum Theatre (Uken Report) This one-of-a-kind festival, scheduled for Nov. 10 and Sunday Nov. 11, promotes dance as an art form by creating a venue for emerging and established choreographers and developing new dance audiences. IDEAS & ISSUES Should artists be fundraisers? (Barry’s Blog) A popular blogger suggests that arts…

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