One of the Coachella Valley Art Scene’s favorite annual community events, Hue Fest, is just around the corner!

The Hue Fest is brought to you by 30 youth residents of Coachella, Indio, and Mecca.  Guiding them along the way are the non-profit organizations, Building Healthy Communities, RAICES, Esperanza Youth Alliance, Bienestar, CVUSD, Coachella Valley High School, Desert Mirage High School, The City Of Coachella, Coachella Boys and Girls Club, GLOW, RCOE and last but not least F.I.R.M.E.  This is a completely youth ran and curated event – and for that very reason we LOVE IT.  

By giving the youth the power to run the logistics, the marketing, book the entertainment and curate the art, Hue Fest is not just aiming to entertain the younger community, but to also educate, inspire and empower them.  Thus putting the whole culture of their community on stage for everyone to embrace and experience.  

Hue Fest 2012 will be the 2nd Annual and we are looking forward to watching their progression.  It will be taking place at the same location, Dateland Park on Bagdag Street in Coachella.  Date set to be April 28, 2012.  

Even though Hue Fest is ran by Coachella natives, they are interested in working artists from across the Coachella Valley!  If you are interested in performing, displaying art, or even selling merchandise please read below:

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About the Hue Festival

Join the youth of Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Eastern Coachella Valley, and their affiliate partners, Saturday, April 28th for their second annual HUE FESTIVAL in the City of Coachella along Bagdad Street & Dateland Park. This festival is designed to showcase the talent and creativity of youth in the Eastern Coachella Valley.

This youth-led event is completely FREE to the community, and has ultimately set the stage for a day that celebrates various genres of music, performance, arts and culture activities, films, public art, healthy food, sustainability and much more…

The success of this event is credited largely to our partners, who lend their time, financial support and expertise to support the event. 

This year the Hue is set to be bigger and BETTER than last year. Lineup and more details coming soon!

Check out our website for continuous updates:

For more information on how to get involved or if you have any questions or comments, contact BHC’s Youth Coordinator Esperanza Navarro at | 760-574-0736. We look forward to seeing you all there!

– via The Hue Fest

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a photo of Hue Fest 2011’s concert organizers

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Do you:
• Have an awesome art installation or an idea for one?
• Create stage art?
• Do live or interactive art installations?
• Want an opportunity to exhibit?

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Well, sounds like you’ve found where you need to be this spring.

If you are experienced or not so much, The Hue Music & Arts Festival is now looking for YOU, talented artists from across the Coachella Valley who are interested in stirring thought or awe with your art installations. We are preparing for an awesome day-long event on April 28, 2012 at the Dateland Park in Coachella, and want to put on display some of the best stuff and ideas around. We are openly considering individual, group, interactive, and live artists, whatever you do, pre-prepared installations or not, any medium you may work with. This is an invitation open to all age groups and styles of work.

We want creative, talented individuals with the need to express their ideas or feelings about their community, family, or personal condition. Anything really, just show your artwork and get people to know where you’re coming from. Be who you want to be, and share who you are, whether through ideas of progression, critique, aspirations for you or your surroundings, dreams, memories or utmost thoughts or desires for you or your community. There are nearly infinite possibilities for your creations. If this applies to you, APPLY NOW!

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What to do:

develop your idea, no matter how traditional or far-out it may seem -make sure you’d be able to make it and transport it the day of the festival -start application and submit everything by April 2, 2012

Requirements for installation:

● free-standing (if applicable) and well- supported
● weather proof! (winds, mostly)
● set-up and take-down needs to be provided
Application requirements:
● fill out and send application by mail or email

● detailed proposal of what you intend to display, including:
– artist’s statement of purpose or message for this specific work – dimensions (work size) – a sketch (or equivalent), of installation – portfolio/images of previous work. If applicable, similar to your plan
Things to highly consider:
• day/night adaptable installations (light up at night somehow)
• indicate what surface would best suit your installation (sand, grass, or concrete)
You can fill out the online application that can be found at, artist application link or print out the one also available on the site. To submit images: you can email them to or, provide a url link in your application to your online gallery ie: Flickr, Photobucket, etc.

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All materials are due April 2, 2012. Please make sure to indicate how you’d prefer to be reached when decisions are made.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please don’t delay in contacting us at the previous email address mentioned. We hope to hear from you or receive your submissions soon.

Get your gears moving,
The Hue Arts Committee

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For more information, please visit:

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