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Volunteer of the month - 

Richard Calderhead

The Desert Art Center is pleased to announce that our Volunteer of the Month for June is Richard Calderhead. Richard is one of those guys who helps out wherever and whenever called upon. To read more about Richard, click on this link. 


The Desert Art Center is offering a free Summer Art Camp to kids who are 10-14 years old. There will be two 5 day sessions. Both sessions are 9am- noon, Monday-Friday, The first session is June 18-22, 2018  and the second session is June 25-29, 2018.

Three classes are offered: Clay, Printmaking and Painting & Drawing. Each class has two teachers and a limit of 12 students. A student may sign up for both sessions but take a different class in second session. There will be a $20 deposit made with application. This deposit will be returned if the student attends all 5 classes in a session. (See Application for details.) For information contact Sally Hedberg, or 925-788-9862.

More information and application form - click these links

Upcoming Events

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There are many opportunities for art classes at the Desert Art Center.  Several of our classes will be continuing over the summer months. Please check the schedule for full details. 

Open Studio

Thursday afternoons over the summer, 1-4pm, all mediums - come along and paint in the company of fellow artists. Friendly atmosphere - just $5. No instruction but lots of encouragement!


The gallery at the Desert Art Center will be closed during July and August. We will be reopening Saturdays and Sundays during September and then staging a fresh show for our season's opening in October.

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Support the arts in the Coachella Valley by becoming a DAC Member or making a donation to our outreach programs.

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