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Committee Votes to Put David Ross Productions in Charge of Vortex Festival

Great news from the Arts District Committee!

Desert Hot Springs Arts District

The Desert Hot Springs arts district’s event committee voted this 13240142_1684380561824939_9766975314453929_nMonday, June 13th, to put David Ross and his production company, Ross Management & Productions in charge of the Art Zone’s inaugural event: The Vortex Art & Music Festival. The motion that was voted in unanimously was inspired largely by

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New Arts District Committee’s First Meeting on Monday

A new committee has been created by Mayor, Scott Matas by City Council members Yvonne Parks and Joe McKee, to explore the possibilities of developing a cultural district in Desert Hot Springs.

Their fist meeting is on Monday, March 21st at 6pm at the Carl May Community Center on West and Pierson (City Council Chambers). Facebook event is here.

For more information about getting involved, see this post.

We at the AFDHS are excited about this new development and we are encouraging the whole community to come down and get involved.

Although direct involvement in creating an arts district is not part of our mission currently, we have formed a cultural partnership with a new group called Desert Arts Districts (DAD). They are an informal, unincorporated group that is seeking out veteran arts professionals with experience in arts districts to join their online community and act as mentors, content contributors, and centers of influence to guide those who are just getting started in the field.

They have announced their intent to provide tools and resources to the new committee in Desert Hot Springs, starting with a community forum on their site designated for DHS Arts District topics.

DAD (Desert Arts Districts) can be found at or on Facebook or Twitter.

We hope we will see you at the meeting on Monday or online in the forum, voicing your opinions and helping the City create a successful cultural district plan that serves the needs of our community.


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Spa City Palatteers: Monthly Art Club Meeting

The next art club meeting is:

Wednesday, March 16th at 9:30 am, at

Hidden Springs Country Club, 15500 Bubbling Wells Road clubhouse on Yerxa Road

It will be an enjoyable celebration of a successful Palateer’s Annual Art Show.

The energy of a very talented young artist, Landon Johnson, will be demonstrated in “The Possibility of Portraits.”

This event is FREE for first time non-members

“We have attempted to inspire our members through the wonderfully varied monthly (October through April) demonstrations and provided opportunities to discover through our theme this year, ‘What Kind of an Artist Are you…Anyway!’ “

The annual membership fee is only $20 and for 20 years has proven to be a rich learning experience in the arts and a great place to find friendship.

Please spread the word to Coachella Valley residents that would enjoy this club by using the sharing buttons below.