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Press Release, Aug 9, 2021: Upcoming Events at Our New Home: Artists Center at the Galen

Palm Desert, Calif., August 9, 2021…. The new Artists Center at the Galen in Palm Desert promises to become a major hub of artistic activity for the greater Palm Desert community as well as for Artists Council members in the Coachella Valley and beyond. The Artists Council recently signed a renewable 3-year lease with the City of Palm Desert to operate what was formerly Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert -- the stunning Galen building, pavilion and fountain open areas. The lease includes use of the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden.

AC Board of Directors Chair David Hatcher said, "We expect the combination of the Artists Council's 50-year history and the widely recognized Galen building will draw visitors from near and far. The possibilities are endless."

The Artists Council 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. The Artists Center at the Galen will present a full range of programs, including juried and non juried art exhibitions, classes, critiques, book groups, lectures and salons. Additionally, new activities will include receptions, art films, visiting artists-in-residence, "sip and paint" evenings and studio tours.

Member exhibitions will continue to be a hallmark of the Artists Council. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit will launch the Artists Center at the Galen with the Artists Council’s 2021 NEXUS Exhibition and Sale. An Opening Public Ticketed Fundraiser Reception will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021, from 5 to 8 p.m., followed by free public admission to the exhibition from October 16 through November 21, 2021. The 2021 Annual Holiday Squares Exhibition and Sale will be viewable online in a virtual gallery from December 8 through December 11, 2021. The juried 2022 ACE Exhibition and Sale will run at the Artists Center at the Galen from February 12 through March 11, 2022, with an Opening Public Ticketed Fundraiser Reception on Friday, February 11, 2022.

Admission to all exhibitions at the Artists Center at the Galen is free during open hours on Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The address of the Artists Center at the Galen is 72567 Hwy 111, Palm Desert, Calif., 92260.

The Artists Council welcomes new members and sponsors to join this exciting new phase! More information is on our website at


Media Contact: Suzanne Fromkin, 510-949-0736

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