Artist Organization
Cooperative Gallery
Arts Education Center
550 North Palm Canyon Drive 
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Welcome to the Desert Art Center

 Now in its 66th Season

Celebrate the Artists Who Brought Art 
to the Coachella Valley starting in 1950

Congratulations to the 2016
Senior High School Scholarship Winners
Standing, L to R: Don Dietz, Desert Art Center School Outreach Coordinator
Maria Salazar, Desert Art Center Scholarship
Tania Molina, Vaughn Davies and Barry Weiner Scholarship 
Rio Chacon, Desert Art Center Scholarship
Mark Chacon, Teacher, Cathedral City High School 
Katarina Hahn, Margery Holly Memorial Scholarship 
Miguel Rubio, Anna Deluca Scholarship
Franklin Choy, Vaughn Davies and Barry Wiener Scholarship
Tanya Jones-Hidalgo, Teacher, Mt. San Jacinto Alternative High School
Kneeling, L to R: Gustavo Ocelott, Desert Art Center Scholarship
Vaughn Davies, Desert Art Center member and scholarship donor

Consider a donation in support of 
our outreach programs:

Art Education - the Middle School Art Program
Art Teacher support - for local school district
Art Scholarships - Senior High School Students

Any amount will be greatly appreciated!

Art News

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Critique Salon

There will be a critique salon held at the Desert Art Center on May 1st at 1pm.  It will be an enjoyable afternoon of critique, feedback and encouragement for all artists and mediums, beginners to advanced. For more info, check the Salon's event page.

Printable documents available

Class list

Winter/Spring Events List

What's Next at DAC! 

Click on event for more details

04/21/2016 10:00 AM (UTC-07:00) • Small Gallery
05/01/2016 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00) • DAC Auditorium
05/02/2016 10:00 AM (UTC-07:00) • Main Gallery
05/05/2016 8:00 AM (UTC-07:00) • Indian Canyons
05/06/2016 6:00 PM (UTC-07:00) • Gallery and Small Gallery
05/06/2016 6:00 PM (UTC-07:00) • Small Gallery
05/10/2016 9:30 AM (UTC-07:00) • Small Gallery
10/03/2016 10:00 AM (UTC-07:00) • Main Gallery
10/07/2016 6:00 PM (UTC-07:00) • Gallery and Small Gallery
11/04/2016 6:00 PM (UTC-08:00) • Small Gallery

What is an Art Partner?
Check out our new program
for community members to partner
with each other in support of the arts. 
Get info

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