The Desert Art Center makes its gallery space at 550 North Palm Canyon Drive available for its gallery displaying members to have exposure to their art in the community and to sell their art in a co-op, non commercial setting. All members of the community are welcome to become members of the organization and submit their artwork to its art jury committee. Those who are selected by the jury can become gallery display members and put their artwork into each of the bi-monthly members’ shows. Gallery members are responsible for gallery operations 7 days a week; two to four members are in the gallery during business hours.
A portion on the sales income is retained by the DAC to support its operations and outreach programs. The remained is returned to the artists.
Plein Air has been a commitment since the DAC organization began. Held several times monthly, the paint-outs invite those who wish to experience the outdoors and enjoy the social aspect of the day. The Plein Air Painters of the Desert Art Center host the paint-outs in various outdoor locations around the Coachella Valley. This organized outing is free to all members of the community and one or two of the Desert Art Center instructors are on hand to give advice.