Palm Desert, Calif., April 28, 2021…. The Artists Council Board of Directors Chair David Hatcher announced the signing of a lease with the City of Palm Desert to operate what was formerly Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert -- the building, pavilion and fountain open areas. The renewable lease takes effect immediately and includes the use of the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden.
The new Artists Council home will become a hub of artistic activity for the greater Palm Desert community as well as for AC members in the Coachella Valley and beyond. The Artists Council will present a full range of programs, including juried and non-juried art exhibitions, classes, workshops, critiques, book clubs, lectures and salons. Additionally, new activities will include receptions, art films, visiting artists-in-residence, “sip and paint” evenings and studio tours.
The Artists Council also is planning to serve the desert community by organizing art exhibitions showcasing local K-12 students, working with other Valley arts organizations to offer meeting space, presenting workshops featuring nationally renowned instructors, and hosting interdisciplinary events and exhibitions showcasing textile arts, music, dance and video. David Hatcher said, “The possibilities are endless!”
Member exhibitions will continue to be a hallmark of the Artists Council. The Hot Times – Cool Art Summer Exhibition and Sale will run June 14 – August 1, 2021. The Fall Exhibition will occur October 11 – November 21, 2021. The Annual Holiday Squares Exhibition and Sale will be held December 6 – December 12, 2021. The juried Annual ACE Exhibition will be held from February 7 – March 20, 2022. New members are welcome to join the AC at artistscouncil.com.
In preparation for full occupancy of the new Artists Council home by Fall 2021, the building will undergo some retrofitting, including installing light fixtures, procuring furnishings and conforming to COVID regulations. The Artists Council is at the threshold of a stunning next phase.
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