Cathedral City Public Arts

Cathedral City Public Arts The Cathedral City Public Arts Commission advances performing and visual art in the community. The Public Arts Commission advances performing and visual art in the community.

It makes recommendations to the City Council on the selection, acquisition and installation of public art paid for by developer fees; support and production of concerts, readings and other live arts performances; sponsor programs; development and use of facilities for arts projects; and cooperative ventures with other art organizations throughout the Coachella Valley. The Public Arts Commission me

It makes recommendations to the City Council on the selection, acquisition and installation of public art paid for by developer fees; support and production of concerts, readings and other live arts performances; sponsor programs; development and use of facilities for arts projects; and cooperative ventures with other art organizations throughout the Coachella Valley. The Public Arts Commission me

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09/15/2021

9/11 Art Memorial Unveiling Ceremony Video Now Available

On Saturday, September 11, 2021, the City Council, Cathedral City Public Arts Commission and the Cathedral City Fire Department unveiled a 9/11 Art Memorial commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on our nation. The art memorial, located at Fire Station 411, honors those who died and the thousands of injured survivors including the brave first responders and all who perished in the World Trade Towers, at the Pentagon, and on United Flight 93 that crashed in rural Pennsylvania.

Watch the following video that captured the ceremony from beginning to end that features Mayor Raymond Gregory, Mayor Pro Tem Ernesto Gutierrez, Cathedral City High School Student Mariah Hernandez, Fire Chief John Muhr, Fire Captain and Art Memorial Designer Corey Goddard, as well as, Public Arts Commission Chair DeeAnn Hopings.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/ZDYQ2sfS0O4

Two Videos Now Available for the Public Bench Beautification Project - Discover Cathedral City
07/06/2021
Two Videos Now Available for the Public Bench Beautification Project - Discover Cathedral City

Two Videos Now Available for the Public Bench Beautification Project - Discover Cathedral City

Last week, the City Council honored 15 local artists who created art murals on 15 public benches. 14 of the 15 benches are located at the Cathedral City Public Library and the final bench is located at Memorial Park.   Cathedral City resident Emiliano Vazquez has created a documentary-style video.....

07/06/2021
Dedication Video of the Public Bench Beautification Project in Cathedral City

Dedication Video of the Public Bench Beautification Project in Cathedral City

On Wednesday, June 30th, the City Council of Cathedral City honored fifteen artists who participated in the first round of the Public Bench Beautification Project at the Cathedral City Public Library located at 33530 Date Palm Drive.

The beautification project, organized by the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission, requested local artists to submit designs to paint art murals on fourteen outdoor public benches surrounding the public library and one public bench at Memorial Park. More than 70 submissions were received from local artists and the top fifteen were approved by the art commission and city council. Those fifteen benches are now completed and available to the public to view and appreciate.

Each artist will receive a $1,000 stipend from the public art fund for painting the murals.

The artists selected were:
Joana Adams, Cherry Blossom (located at Memorial Park)
Lauren Avitia, Abstract Cactus
Passion Cardenas, Concept 3
Mayte Cedena, Love & Romance
Tony DiSiena, Books for All
Adam Labuen Garcia, Red Hawk/Lizard
Yvonne Gaudet, Hide & Go Seek
David Gonzalez, Saving Bees
Eduardo Kintero, Paint tubes
Karla Lopez, Helping Hand
Jim Pietras, Stripes
Ernesto Ramirez, Roses
Patrick Sheehan, Chevron Design
Kat Trevino, Book/Butterflies
Shiloh Williams, I’ll Wait here

07/01/2021

Public Bench Beautification Project at the Cathedral City Public Library available for your viewing pleasure...

City Council Honored Artists for the Public Bench Beautification Project On Wednesday, the City Council of Cathedral Cit...
07/01/2021

City Council Honored Artists for the Public Bench Beautification Project

On Wednesday, the City Council of Cathedral City honored fifteen artists who participated in the first round of the Public Bench Beautification Project at the Cathedral City Public Library located at 33530 Date Palm Drive.

The beautification project, organized by the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission, requested local artists to submit designs to paint art murals on fourteen outdoor public benches surrounding the public library and one public bench at Memorial Park. More than 70 submissions were received from local artists and the top fifteen were approved by the art commission and city council. Those fifteen benches are now completed and available to the public to view and appreciate.

Each artist will receive a $1,000 stipend from the public art fund for painting the murals. A dedication video of the event that showcases the benches will be made available soon.

The artists selected were:
Joana Adams, Cherry Blossom (located at Memorial Park)
Lauren Avitia, Abstract Cactus
Passion Cardenas, Concept 3
Mayte Cedena, Love & Romance
Tony DiSiena, Books for All
Adam Labuen Garcia, Red Hawk/Lizard
Yvonne Gaudet, Hide & Go Seek
David Gonzalez, Saving Bees
Eduardo Kintero, Paint tubes
Karla Lopez, Helping Hand
Jim Pietras, Stripes
Ernesto Ramirez, Roses
Patrick Sheehan, Chevron Design
Kat Trevino, Book/Butterflies
Shiloh Williams, I’ll Wait here

City Council Honored Artists for the Public Bench Beautification Project

On Wednesday, the City Council of Cathedral City honored fifteen artists who participated in the first round of the Public Bench Beautification Project at the Cathedral City Public Library located at 33530 Date Palm Drive.

The beautification project, organized by the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission, requested local artists to submit designs to paint art murals on fourteen outdoor public benches surrounding the public library and one public bench at Memorial Park. More than 70 submissions were received from local artists and the top fifteen were approved by the art commission and city council. Those fifteen benches are now completed and available to the public to view and appreciate.

Each artist will receive a $1,000 stipend from the public art fund for painting the murals. A dedication video of the event that showcases the benches will be made available soon.

The artists selected were:
Joana Adams, Cherry Blossom (located at Memorial Park)
Lauren Avitia, Abstract Cactus
Passion Cardenas, Concept 3
Mayte Cedena, Love & Romance
Tony DiSiena, Books for All
Adam Labuen Garcia, Red Hawk/Lizard
Yvonne Gaudet, Hide & Go Seek
David Gonzalez, Saving Bees
Eduardo Kintero, Paint tubes
Karla Lopez, Helping Hand
Jim Pietras, Stripes
Ernesto Ramirez, Roses
Patrick Sheehan, Chevron Design
Kat Trevino, Book/Butterflies
Shiloh Williams, I’ll Wait here

06/17/2021

“Fountain of Life” Undergoing a Complete Restoration

Due to a back order of supplies, crews have now finally begun the $146,850 restoration of the Mayor Gregory S. Pettis Fountain of Life that resides in front of City Hall at Town Square Park. The restoration includes fixing broken water statues, cracks in the main fountain pillars, multiple mosaic tiles missing, and the need to clean off years of mineral build-up on the overall interactive water feature. Additionally, the blue soft foam surface surrounding the fountain needs to be completely replaced due to constant water flow, chemicals, and the active use of the fountain for recreational purposes.

The goal is to finish the repairs by mid-to-late July and reopen shortly thereafter for all to frolic and splash play. The Fountain of Life is a treasured landmark in Cathedral City where thousands go to cool down in the summer and admire year-round.

“Swiss Cheese” Art Sculpture Reinstalled at Panorama ParkOn Monday, City crews installed the “Swiss Cheese” art sculptur...
04/28/2021

“Swiss Cheese” Art Sculpture Reinstalled at Panorama Park

On Monday, City crews installed the “Swiss Cheese” art sculpture at the northwest corner of Panorama Park (Calada Road and Peladora Road). Commissioned by the self-taught artist, Simi Dabah, this beautiful metal art piece is left in its natural state, rusting to a warm patina. Mr. Dabah donated this sculpture to the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission many years ago. It was most recently placed near the police department in downtown but was moved to make room for the memorial for our fallen Cathedral City Police Officers David Vasquez and Jermaine Gibson, Sr.

Park visitors will also enjoy the new art sculpture entitled, “Passages,” created by Steve “Shig” Shigley that honors the sacrifices of law enforcement and first responders. This new sculpture is located at the northeast corner of Panorama Park (Avenida Maravilla and Peladora Road). These new art sculptures are part of the City’s Art in Public Places Program with the purpose and intent to promote the general welfare of the public through the acquisition and installation of public art works.

Go take a stroll through Panorama Park and enjoy these newly placed pieces of art.

“Swiss Cheese” Art Sculpture Reinstalled at Panorama Park

On Monday, City crews installed the “Swiss Cheese” art sculpture at the northwest corner of Panorama Park (Calada Road and Peladora Road). Commissioned by the self-taught artist, Simi Dabah, this beautiful metal art piece is left in its natural state, rusting to a warm patina. Mr. Dabah donated this sculpture to the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission many years ago. It was most recently placed near the police department in downtown but was moved to make room for the memorial for our fallen Cathedral City Police Officers David Vasquez and Jermaine Gibson, Sr.

Park visitors will also enjoy the new art sculpture entitled, “Passages,” created by Steve “Shig” Shigley that honors the sacrifices of law enforcement and first responders. This new sculpture is located at the northeast corner of Panorama Park (Avenida Maravilla and Peladora Road). These new art sculptures are part of the City’s Art in Public Places Program with the purpose and intent to promote the general welfare of the public through the acquisition and installation of public art works.

Go take a stroll through Panorama Park and enjoy these newly placed pieces of art.

04/19/2021

Call for Painters / Muralists – Public Arts Project

The Cathedral City Public Arts Commission (PAC) is seeking painters / muralists to submit their art ideas / renderings for up to fourteen public outdoor benches at the Cathedral City Public Library and one bench and one trash receptacle at Memorial Park near downtown. The art commission has been authorized by the city council to pay artists $1,000 per park bench and $250 per trash receptacle.

Submission requirements are the following:

• Cover letter providing your art experience
• Picture(s) of your rendering ideas – 300 dpi at 4” x 6” image size, .jpeg format
• Submission deadline: May 7, 2021 to PAC Chair Sue Townsley at [email protected]
• Artist must provide their own supplies (prep., Acrylics, varnish, etc.)
• Each selected artist will be assigned to a public arts commissioner for project guidance
• Painting must begin in June 2021

All questions about this project should be addressed to PAC Chair Sue Townsley at (760) 567-2866 or [email protected]

Public Arts Commission Hosts “Yve Evans Presents Coachella Valley Jazz” – In Celebration of International Jazz Day – Apr...
04/19/2021

Public Arts Commission Hosts “Yve Evans Presents Coachella Valley Jazz” – In Celebration of International Jazz Day – April 30

The Cathedral City Public Arts Commission hosted a virtual event called, “Yve Evans Presents Coachella Valley Jazz” in celebration of International Jazz Day that happens on April 30, 2021. In this fifty-minute video, you will be able to watch and listen to some of the major jazz musicians and groups in our community including:

• D-Company
• Michael Bolivar
• Mikole Kaar
• Keisha D Sings
• Marshall Hawkins & The Kids
• Chase Huna Band

April 30, 2021 will be the 10th Anniversary of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30th as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/AD6YxyJi38c

Public Arts Commission Hosts “Yve Evans Presents Coachella Valley Jazz” – In Celebration of International Jazz Day – April 30

The Cathedral City Public Arts Commission hosted a virtual event called, “Yve Evans Presents Coachella Valley Jazz” in celebration of International Jazz Day that happens on April 30, 2021. In this fifty-minute video, you will be able to watch and listen to some of the major jazz musicians and groups in our community including:

• D-Company
• Michael Bolivar
• Mikole Kaar
• Keisha D Sings
• Marshall Hawkins & The Kids
• Chase Huna Band

April 30, 2021 will be the 10th Anniversary of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30th as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/AD6YxyJi38c

04/08/2021

“The Passages” Art Sculpture Installed at Panorama Park

Last fall, the City Council approved the recommendation of the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission to install a new art sculpture at the northeast corner of Panorama Park, located at the corner of Avenida Maravilla and Peladora Road. Entitled, “Passages,” the art sculpture created by Steve “Shig” Shigley honors the sacrifices of law enforcement and first responders. It represents life “passages” that everyone experiences.

This week, crews were able to install the sculpture to a permanent concrete pedestal at Panorama Park adding art to this beautiful, neighborhood park. The sculpture is made of tubular steel.

“Shig” is a self-taught, emerging artist who is best known for his highly regarded Joshua Tree sculptures. An accomplished metal worker/ fabricator whose work ranges from table-top sculpture, metal wall art, custom furniture to large scale public art. His career includes being accepted to attend the artist in residency program at the Chateau D’ Orquevaux in Paris, France, Second Place award in 2018 Palm Springs Juried Art Show (Bold and Bright), and commissioned to create numerous large scale public sculptures, including what is believed to be the world’s largest freestanding steel Tesseract for the 2018 and 2019 Bombay Beach Biennale.

03/16/2021

Community, Council Members and Public Arts Commissioners Restore the “Rainbow Crossing”

On Saturday, March 13, 2021, the city council, public arts commissioners, and members of the community came together and volunteered their time and skills to restore the Mayor Gregory S. Pettis Rainbow Crossing in downtown. Mayor Pettis was the longest serving member of the city council and the first openly gay candidate to run for political office in the Coachella Valley. Over his many years in public office, he helped pass legislation that enhanced the civil rights and protections for the LGBTQ community.

The Cathedral City Public Arts Commission first launched the Rainbow Crossing installation in 2016 as part of the annual Cathedral City LGBT Days. The Rainbow Crossing was the first of its kind in the Coachella Valley that symbolizes the City’s celebration of diversity. It was dedicated in honor of Mayor Pettis after his untimely passing in January 2019. Shortly after, the Hollister Co., the global teen clothing company conducted a photo shoot with its models promoting their strong support for GLSEN (Gay, Le***an & Straight Education Network) at Cathedral City’s Rainbow Crossing.

You can take your own photo or selfie at this iconic spot in the Downtown Arts & Entertainment District as it is located near the Bell Tower at the corner of East Palm Canyon Drive (HWY 111) and West Buddy Rogers Avenue.

#RainbowCrossing

City of Cathedral City, CA - Municipal Government
09/16/2020

City of Cathedral City, CA - Municipal Government

New Art Sculpture Coming to Panorama Park

The City Council approved the recommendation of the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission to install a new art sculpture at the northeast corner of Panorama Park. Entitled, “Passages,” the art sculpture created by Steve “Shig” Shigley honors the sacrifices of law enforcement and first responders. It represents life “passages” that everyone experiences.

The sculpture is made of tubular steel and will be placed on a concrete base. Cost of the sculpture, foundation, and placement is expected to be less than $16,000 and is paid for by the Art in Public Places Fund, a fund generated by developer fees and not at taxpayers’ expense. Installation is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

“Shig” is a self-taught, emerging artist who is best known for his highly regarded Joshua Tree sculptures. An accomplished metal worker/ fabricator whose work ranges from table top sculpture, metal wall art, custom furniture to large scale public art. His career includes being accepted to attend the artist in residency program at the Chateau D’ Orquevaux in Paris, France, Second Place award in 2018 Palm Springs Juried Art Show (Bold and Bright), and commissioned to create numerous large scale public sculptures, including what is believed to be the world’s largest freestanding steel Tesseract for the 2018 and 2019 Bombay Beach Biennale.

City of Cathedral City, CA - Municipal Government
04/14/2020

City of Cathedral City, CA - Municipal Government

$5,000 Grants for Artists – Deadline is April 23

Artist Relief is an emergency initiative organized by the Academy of American Poets, Artadia, Creative Capital, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MAP Fund, National YoungArts Foundation, and United States Artists—all mid-sized national arts grantmakers that have come together in this unprecedented moment—to distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists moving forward.

Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19. The fund will operate through September 2020 and will fund at least 100 artists per week. The application will be open in cycles based on these exact dates:

• Cycle I: April 8 - April 23 (closes 11:59pm ET)
• Cycle II: April 24 - May 21 (closes 11:59pm ET)
• Cycle III: May 22 - June 18 (closes 11:59pm ET)
• Cycle IV: June 19 - July 23 (closes 11:59pm ET)
• Cycle V: July 24 - August 20 (closes 11:59pm ET)

At the end of each cycle, all non-funded applications will be removed from our system so that artists can reapply the following round. This system allows us to monitor our capacity as well as maximize each applicant’s opportunity to receive a grant. Additionally, reapplying each cycle allows artists to rearticulate their needs as their circumstances change during this pandemic. Due to the magnitude of this crisis, we anticipate more requests for funding than there are funds to distribute.

We recommend that you draft your responses in a separate word processing program and paste it into the Submittable application. Please save a copy of your application in the event that you need to reapply.

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must be able to answer “Yes” to the prompts listed below.

• I am a practicing artist able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to my work, career, and a public audience;
• I am experiencing dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic;
• I am 21 years of age or older;
• I am legally able to receive taxable income in the U.S. (e.g. citizen, green card holder, and/or permanent resident who can provide a W9 and SSN or ITIN)
• I have been living and working in the U.S. for the last two years;
• I am not a full-time employee, board member, director, officer, or immediate family member of any of the coalition partners;
• I have not previously been awarded a relief grant from this fund.

Artist Relief strives to ensure that artists of all disciplines across the country, in every region, of every race, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability status, and socioeconomic class, have access to this emergency fund. To this end, we are keeping the application open until September and working with community leaders on targeted outreach, to reach communities historically underrepresented and excluded from resources. To ensure equitable distribution of funds, we encourage artists of color, native and Indigenous artists, immigrant artists, disabled artists, LGBTQIAP+ artists, and artists working outside of major cities to apply.

For more information, please visit https://www.artistrelief.org/faq

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