Dear Coachella Valley Art Scene Readers,


Hello all, and welcome back to another sunny and glorius week here on The Coachella Valley Art Scene!!

This week is the week before the Doo Wop in the Desert.  We are so hype!  We can barely contain ourselves.  There’s so much coming up in our near future, we can barely contain the excitement!  So, let’s get down to business and get this blog-a-rollin’!


First things first, we want to thank Deja Vu Vintage Finery  in Palm Springs for being such a wonderful sponsor to the Doo Wop!  As you may, or may not have seen, we’ve posted about 25 photos on our Facebook page to inspire and demonstrate how to dress properly for the Doo Wop (considering many of our younger readers did not live through that era).  They came out great and many thanks go towards Deja Vu Vintage Finery for supplying the fashionable threads to make it happen.  Since posting all of those photos, many have you have contacted me wanting to know more about Deja Vu – so, this week we bring you an INTERVIEW: Deja Vu Vintage Finery.  They are a great little boutique in Palm Springs that just open their doors this month and will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony in a few days, in addition to a vintage fashion runway show at the Ace Hotel on Thursday, Febuary 16th!  More details coming soon…


Tonight, in Desert Hot Springs at the Dillion Roadhouse, a good friend of mine from my Middle School days (shout out to DSMS), Derrick Henkins, will be debuting is 50+ art piece solo show titled, “Dark Days and Long Nights.”  And yes, you read correctly, it’s a 50+ piece art show.  And yes, you also read correctly that it’s his debut art show.  The driving force behind the inspiration to produce so much art at one time?… a tragic life experience that recently occurred.  In healing from the tragic occurrence, Henkins has turned to art as an emotional outlet, and because so has produced some truly amazing work.  Tonight at the Dillion Roadhouse, “Dark Days and Long Nights”, will allow all viewers to take a trip inside his head and a way to support Derrick through these tough time.  More information coming soon.


Another event happening at the Dillion Roadhouse this week, on Saturday, is the freshest Hip Hop event that the desert has seen in a while, Trillwave Be The Motto.  The Coachella Valley Art Scene doesn’t sponsor too many shows, be we were so quick to sponsor this one because we wanted to show our support in how much we are behind these artists and this particular movement in Hip Hop.  Yeah, it’s gonna be that dope!!  Other sponsors to the show are members of our extended family; & UTB Lifestyle (Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang clothing designers).Trillwave Be The Motto will be starring Alf Alpha with his special guests Pheo & Cashius Green.  In addition, local hip hop performers that we love Will Dabeast and Porvoked will be rocking the stage.  DJ Jimbo Jenkins of will be providing the tunes in between the acts, keepin’ everyone steady vibin’ all night long.  It’s going to be a good show and we are super stoked about it.  More info coming after the jump!


Also on Saturday…. FOODIES, start your engines!!!  This Saturday is the Palm Springs Food Truck Festival!!!!!  Check out their website here.  I don’t know about you – but I am particulary excited about this.  It’s every foodies dream, right here in the desert.  No need to drive all the way to LA to stand in hour long lines, all your favorite LA trucks will be here in the desert for one day – so don’t miss out!  More info to really sink your teeth into coming in a little bit!


Inside scoop on the art gallery world… there are some great shows going on this weekend.  In Palm Springs, the annual Palm Springs Jurried Art Show is happening this Friday.  However, not to be passed up is Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery‘s opening exhibition celebration of “Color Balance” this Thursday evening.  More info in our Art Shows a Go Go this week!


Explorations of the Desert will also be making a comeback this week, and will be inspired by Palm Springs in the 1950’s… the Golden Era.  This exploration will also a time travel, all to inspire for the Doo Wop.


Speaking of the Doo Wop in the Desert…. it’s just around the corner!!  Next Friday it’s going down at the Ace Hotel and we are excited to see you there.  All the decor has been purchased, the bands have been picked, the Hearts & Crafts table is ready, and the cupcakes… well, those will be made the day of (of course).  It’s our favorite event to throw all year long, one that really aims to bring back the art of romance via dressing properly, being courteous, slow dancing, and writing love letters.  We supply the space, and you put on the show.  Let’s do it!!!!  Friday, February 10th at the Ace Hotel’s Commune… see you there sweetie pie!


And as always, keep an eye out for all Random posts that just might land on The Coachella Valley Art Scene blog…. in the whimsicla world of the world wide web, you just never really know what will happen next.


However, something that you can always count on is our handy-dandy, Things 2 Do Thursday post.  Things 2 Do Thursday is a listing of hand-picked events that will be going down after the sun sets behind the mountains every weekend here in the Coachella Valley.  This post is to encourage all readers to go out and support your local musician, your local venue, your local promoter, and contribute to your local economy!


One last thing before I go, big shout out who all that contiune to support The CVAS day in and day out – we truly appreciate the love and have never tak.