This weekend if you are looking to get yourself into more than just a pool then we recommend checking out some cool art shows across the Coachella Valley (and beyond).
We hand selected each event, only picking what we thought you might be interested in or not be aware of (yet). Know of any that we don’t have that you think we’d dig? @thecvartscene on twitter or instagram and give us a holler
Hope to see you there!!
QULTURE QREATIVE, FOUNDATION 10, BIRBA and The Coachella Valley Art Scene present…
(Art of Kraft)
We have teamed up again for our second year with The Coachella valley art scene to give you… “A.O.K.” a monthly artist showcases that serves as a vehicle to help connect local business owners with local artists and other artist with each other. In the tradition of supporting local artists-our goal here is to create a container that’s supports creativity and access to our diverse and creative desert community.
Some Artists will be creating and painting live and all Artists will be producing unique works at accessible and reasonable prices specifically for this once monthly event.
Art of Kraft will take place on every third Saturday, from 12:00pm – 4pm and is open to all! The music and Kraft’s are on us the booze and art is on you!
MAY 18thth │ JUNE 15th │ JULY 20th 2013
With special guest, sound selector extraordinaire-Alf Alpha (www.djalfalpha.com) and friends
For more info and a complete list of Artist please visit:
BIRBA 622 North Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA. 92262 760.327.56787
PLEASE join us this Saturday, May 18th, from 7:00pm until 9:30pm at our
3rd Anniversary Party and Official Print Release for SHAG’s Newest Reproduction “Daiquiris & Deviled Eggs”.
This Signed & Numbered 11 Color Serigraph will be offered at an undisclosed Special Price at the store that evening.
Come enjoy Complimentary Cocktails (including a special Daiquiris) and Deviled Eggs while enjoying the Celebrationat SHAG the store. We’ll have plenty of Framed Prints (many are Artist Proofs from previously sold out editions),Books, Towels & Other SHAG Merchandise on hand too!
SHAG will be in attendance (at some point) to visit and sign any items you purchase at the store or to personalize your new print! Also, look for ADDITIONAL IN-STORE SPECIALS that evening too!
We can’t wait to see you there!
Open House: Saturday May 11, 10 am-3 pm
Artists’ Reception: Wednesday May 8, 5-7 pmCollege of the Desert students currently enrolled in Art 26: “Gallery Display Management,” are pleased to announce their collaborative exhibition Declarations: Our Messages to the World, April 29 – May 17, 2013, at the Coachella Valley Art Center (CVAC) in downtown Indio. The students are hosting an artists’ reception on Wednesday, May 8, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., that is free and open to the public; musical entertainment and light refreshments will be provided, along with a free do-it-yourself craft table provided by The Coachella Valley Art Scene. Visitors are invited to add their own “declaration” to the community wall in the exhibition space, with supplies provided. Students will also be staffing the exhibition on Saturday, May 11 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. as part of CVAC’s Saturday Promenade.Declarations is the extraordinary product of a unique opportunity in which students had to collaborate and work together in order to conceive, execute, and install an exhibit in a short period of time and with limited resources. From brainstorming about a concept to producing and installing the artwork, this creative exercise in cooperation and compromise unified a group of diverse individuals around a shared vision of expression. The proposition: if given one simple piece of cardboard to communicate a message to the world, what would that message be?Each answered the call in radically different ways: personal poetry, inspirational passages, reflections on aesthetics and history. Using recycled cardboard—a disposable material used for the roadside statements of the unemployed and disenfranchised—each student produced a personal visual message that transforms this iconography of desperation into a declaration of values, some humorous, some serious, all meaningful. The tactile immediacy of the cardboard is tantalizing, raising questions about social status and our visual environment. We are confronted daily by a barrage of visual noise filled with advertising and slogans competing for our attention, but a hand-lettered cardboard sign has the potential to cut through the clutter, at least momentarily. The cardboard sign may be the most accessible means of public expression, but is also vulnerable to the elements, physical and social, that render it fleeting. This ephemeral quality creates a provocative tension with the intentions of the artists here—these students want to make their voices heard and their messages last, through interaction with viewers who witness the powerful individual portraits in the exhibition and who are influenced by the written words. Carefully composed photographs capture each sign, held by its creator, declaring: here I am, this is my statement to the world. Visitors can study the messages individually or consider them as a whole, and respond in kind. An essential component of the exhibition is the opportunity for interaction—each visitor is invited to speak back, to add his/her own declaration to the display using supplies provided by the students. The class waits with anticipation for the call and response of community engagement and meaningful communication.
Located at 45140 Towne Center just south of Miles Avenue in downtown Indio, the Coachella Valley Art Center is free and open to the public; for more information, or to schedule a visit, please call (760) 799-4364 or email: info@coachellavalleyartcen
11th Annual Joshua Tree Music Festival, May 17-19, 2013
The festivals are produced by a family of friends and funsters convinced that music is the soul of life, and that art enriches and saves lives. That the experience is enhanced when embraced in the great outdoors amongst fellow music lovers. Better still in an intimate setting, where the distinction between artist and audience is blurred, and a passionate performance can be truly relished in close proximity to the stage. Add FREE water to patrons, no service charges on reasonably priced tickets, and well…..let the games begin.
2013 Initial Line Up – ArtOfficial, Bang Data, the Egg, Jelly Bread, M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, Mexico68.