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Volunteer of the Month - Darleen Wilkerson

The Desert Art Center is pleased to announce that our Volunteer of the Month  for May is Darleen Wilkerson. Darleen is an active member of the Art Enrichment group, helping set up for all of the lectures through the season. “I joined the DAC to be an active member and I enjoy working with and meeting the members.”


Darleen is a California native whose artistic life took her to distant lands where she has worked in Batik, textiles, and weaving as well as humanitarian work, empowering women artists in other cultures.

Darleen’s work is bright and highly patterned. She believes art is spiritual and empowering. Her work both as an artist and volunteer is testament to that.

Be sure to check out her art here in the gallery. It will take your imagination to exotic places!

SUMMER ART CAMP

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,  sallyhedberg@gmail.com or 925-788-9862.

More information and application form - click these links

Upcoming Events

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SUMMER ART CLASSES

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!

We are sad to report the death of Elaine Cooper who was a member of the Desert Art Center for nearly 25 years. All those who have visited the DAC will recall her beautiful glass sun catcher ornaments that graced the windows of our gallery. Her family have generously donated all her remaining art to the DAC.

VISITING THE DAC

We are open every day from 10am to 4pm. There is a car park accessible from Indian Canyon road but there are also many other areas to park within a 2 minute walk. Click on this link to see parking locations

Support the DAC

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


550 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262  ●  PH: (760) 323-7973    info@desertartcenter.org

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