A COMMUNITY ART RESOURCE FOR THE COACHELLA VALLEY

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STIMULATE / EDUCATE / NURTURE

SEPTEMBER GALLERY HOURS: FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS, 11AM - 3PM

SEASON OPENER - TWO NEW SHOWS, ONE BIG RECEPTION!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1
RECEPTION 5 – 7:30PM
MUSIC, REFRESHMENTS, CLAY STUDIO DEMONSTRATIONS!

FALL GALLERY MEMBERS SHOW

NEW WORKS BY JURIED MEMBERS
MAIN GALLERY

FEATURED ARTISTS SHOW 

FARRELL HARALSON, LINDY BALLARD, JANE ELLIS
STUDIO GALLERY   DETAILS

DAC ANNUAL JURIED GALLERY MEMBERSHIP OPENS OCTOBER 4

This year’s Honorary Juror:
Chip Tom, Senior Curator,
Heather James Gallery, Palm Desert. 

We invite Regular Members of the Desert Art Center to submit artwork to our jury. If you are not a member and wish to submit for our jury process, please join DAC at the base membership fee of $40 per year, valid through Jan 2023. You may then submit artwork to our annual jury process in October, and if accepted you will become a Gallery Member, eligible to display and sell your work in the DAC gallery. 

SEE FULL INFORMATION ON JURY PROCESS

MASTERS WORKSHOP with MERIDY VOLZ

Drawing and Painting the Costumed Figure

Saturday, October 16th  |  10am to 3pm, with lunch break
The focus of this workshop is on getting loose, pushing dynamics such as color, line and texture, and training the eye to see. 
 

REGISTRATION DETAILS

daily AT DAC

Desert Art Center offers classes in a wide variety of mediums including Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Photography, Glass and more. Beginner or expert, you will be challenged to grow as an artist with Fine Art classes taught by the area’s top professionals. 

Our gallery is a beautiful showplace for our most talented juried and featured member artists, providing an opportunity to show and sell their paintings, photography, textiles, jewelry, glass, ceramics, mosaics, and more.

Desert Art Center celebrates 70 years of nurturing, educating and inspiring artists in the Coachella Valley. Our historic building started life as Palm Springs first school, and DAC continues that legacy, providing fine art classes throughout the year.

Be a part of our lively creative community! As a member you’ll have the opportunity to meet local working artists and join us for our many shows, receptions and special events.

When you donate your time at DAC you become an essential part of the volunteer family that is the heart and soul of our organization. 
When you make a tax-free donation to our charitable non-profit, your funds directly impact our daily programming and operations.

DONATE AND HELP INSPIRE YOUNG ARTISTS

DAC’s long-standing donor-funded youth programs bring a legacy of learning and expert art instruction to the area’s Middle and High School students, nurturing creativity, building skills, and providing scholarships toward college art education.

The Middle School Arts Program (MSAP) is made possible by a generous grant from The Reed Foundation.

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