Our Organization

“Cultivating a Creative Community”

Our Mission:
Cultivating a creative community using art advocacy as a platform to safely express, educate, empower and engage the Coachella Valley.

Our Story:
The Coachella Valley Art Scene started as a blog in 2008.  After five years of internet and events, The CVAS opened the doors to their first art gallery for a more tangible experience.  The gallery served as a creative hub for the community. In January of 2015, The Coachella Valley Art Scene officially became a 501c3 NonProfit Organization.

Please help to keep our organization alive by joining as a Member and/or gifting a one-time tax deductible donation.
Any and all proceeds are greatly appreciated.

Celebrate. Cultivate. Educate.

Sarah Scheideman

Founder + Executive Director, Sarah Scheideman

“The Coachella Valley Art Scene started as a blog in 2008 after I graduated from UC Riverside (BA in Film & Visual Culture) and returned to the desert. When I came back I was looking for information on local art and music events to attend and I couldn’t find anything.  It was then that I became acutely aware of this burgeoning art community and the need to organize in order for it to thrive.  With my background and power of the internet, I launched a platform for artists and art enthusiasts via The Coachella Valley Art Scene. With a growing audience over the last eight years, the ‘Scene’ has emerged into something beautiful and bigger than myself.” –  Sarah Scheideman via CV Weekly




For any sponsorship, business and/or membership inquiries, please contact Sarah@TheCoachellaValleyArtScene.com

Thank you for your continued support!