A COMMUNITY ART RESOURCE FOR THE COACHELLA VALLEY

desert art center

STIMULATE / EDUCATE / NURTURE

GALLERY OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK, 10am - 4pm

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OF ART

PURCHASE A DAC GIFT CARD

LEARN NEW SKILLS

DAILY CLASS SCHEDULE

WHAT’S COMING UP?

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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AT DAC

ENTERING JURY INFO

GREAT
BENEFITS!

BECOME A
DAC MEMBER

IN THE MAIN GALLERY: DECEMBER MEMBER SHOW FEATURING
NEW WORK BY OUR NEW JURIED ARTISTS
DECEMBER - JANUARY | 10am - 4pm every day
FEATURED ARTIST SHOW

Impressionism with an edge

Dueling Palette Knives

KATHLEEN STRUKOFF | NOREEN COUP | CANDACE KAHN

FEBRUARY 3. 4. 5
Opening reception Friday, February 3, 5-7pm.
Friday:  Reception from 5-7 pm.  Register here:  https://fb.me/e/7rTXE7zZt
Saturday:  Palette Knife Demo with Noreen Coup from 1:00 – 2:00. Register here:   https://fb.me/e/2uqTSHfDR
Sunday:  Palette Knife Paint-A-Long with Kathleen Strukoff 1:00 – 2:00. Register here:  https://fb.me/e/4c1bScDId

HAPPENING AT DAC
SELLING YOUR ARTWOK ONLINE TERRY HASTINGS
MIXED MEDIA ACRYLIC ABSTRACTS
KATHLEEN SCOGGINS
CREATING TREES WITH PASTELS
NATALIE RICHARDS

2ND ANNUAL
MID-MOD SHOW

Opening Luau Reception:
Friday, February 17, 5pm – 7pm
Show Runs:
February 17 – 28, 10am – 4pm

All members are invited to participate!
Bring one mid-century themed artwork to DAC on February 14, 9am-4pm.

So many of our artists connect with the mid-century modern aesthetic here in Palm Springs that we are mounting a special show of that invigorating artwork!

Don your Hawaiian shirt and join us for a luau kick-off on Friday, February 17, 5-7pm
or see the show February 17-28, 10am-4pm, every day. Be there or be square!

WATERCOLOR
IAN COOKE
WHEEL CERAMICS FOR BEGINNERS
MIKE SIMOLLARI
ABSTRACT MASTERCLASS
JULIANNA POLDI

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 talented juried member artists, providing an opportunity to show and sell paintings, photography, textiles, jewelry, glass, ceramics, mosaics, and more.

Desert Art Center celebrates 73 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 education 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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