Cathedral City Public Arts

Cathedral City Public Arts The Cathedral City Public Arts Commission advances performing and visual art in the community.
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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 meets the second Monday of each month 5:00pm at City Hall. Public Arts Commission Roster Alan Carvalho (Co-Chair) Simeon Den (Co-Chair) Greg Murphy Pam Price Denise Rodriguez-Bowman Tim Parrott Sue Townsley Staff Liaison: Deanna Pressgrove Phone: 760-770-0369 [email protected]

City of Cathedral City, CA - Municipal Government
05/08/2019

City of Cathedral City, CA - Municipal Government

Two New Murals by Mother Earth’s Farmacy Adds More Art to Our Downtown

Adding art murals to our downtown and commercial zones has been a goal of the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission and the City Council. Last October, Mural Artist Rick Rodriguez finished a Local Legacy Mural of World Boxing Champion Tim Bradley and Mixed Martial Arts and Ultimate Fighting Championship Competitor Kevin Luke “Cub” Swanson outside of One Eleven Conditioning Club, 68571 E. Palm Canyon Drive in Cathedral City. The bold mural faces Highway 111.

In February, the Public Arts Commission and the Mary Pickford Theatre teamed up together to bring International Street Artist Kelsey Montague to the Cathedral City to paint an interactive mural near the entrance of the theater in homage to the Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival and Hollywood films. The mural provides the public with a fun opportunity to photograph themselves and share with their friends via social media.

Just last week, Mother Earth’s Farmacy, located at 36633 Cathedral Canyon Drive, finished two murals on its property to add to art in our commercial zones. You can see these works of art as you drive by or stop in.

Yes, Cathedral City is Where Art Lives!

City of Cathedral City, CA - Municipal Government
05/08/2019

City of Cathedral City, CA - Municipal Government

“The Sioux Wars: A Historic Exhibit” On Display at the Cathedral City Public Library


The Cathedral City Public Arts Commission (CCPAC) and the Cathedral City Public Library are hosting the photographic exhibit entitled, “The Sioux Wars: A Historic Exhibit,” in main lobby leading to the multi-purpose room at the Cathedral City Public Library during normal business hours for an indefinite period of time. The library is located at 33520 Date Palm Drive in Cathedral City and admission is free.

“The Sioux Wars: A Historic Exhibit” showcases the photographic work of the late photographer David Frances Barry. His collection includes photographs captured from the Western Frontier from the 1860s to 1900 including images taken after the infamous Battle of Little Bighorn, commonly known as Custer’s Last Stand. The collection includes the first photographs known of Indian Chiefs Gall, Low Dog, and Sitting Bull. Additionally, Barry photographed military leaders of the 7th Cavalry Regiment and others including General Custer, Lt. James Calhoun, and General Nelson A. Miles as well as Annie Oakley.

These photos capture a split moment in time of the men who fought nearly 40 years to preserve their way of life on the Great Plains. The Sioux Wars were a series of battles over culture and land that tragically ended the lives of hundreds. David Frances Barry’s exhibit provides a visual glimpse into our nation’s history.

In 1934, the Denver Public Library purchased the negative collection of David Frances Barry collection. Several reprints were made available. Cathedral City residents Michael and Jan Marchese generously donated these extremely rare images to the City several decades ago.

The CCPAC’s mission serves to collect and preserve art from local and renowned artists and is funded by developer fees. Composed of five local residents who are appointed to three-year terms by the City Council, CCPAC meets once a month in Council Chambers on the 2nd Monday of each month starting at 5:30 pm. The agenda for each meeting and video of the meetings are available on the City’s website at: www.CathedralCity.gov.

The CCPAC also maintains an APP (Cathedral City: Where Art Lives) that provides listings, photos, descriptions, and walking/driving tours of the City’s public art. It is available as a free download for Apple or Android Devices from their respective APP stores.

YouTube video about the exhibit: https://youtu.be/BHWAKVS44a8

City of Cathedral City, CA - Municipal Government
03/13/2019

City of Cathedral City, CA - Municipal Government

LGBTQ Art Exhibit Opening Reception Happens This Friday

The Cathedral City Public Arts Commission will hold an Opening Reception for the LGBTQ Art Exhibit on Friday, March 15th at 5:00 pm at the City’s Cultural Arts Museum. The reception will honor LGBTQ artists living in Cathedral City whose work is featured in the exhibit. The public arts commission decided to host the art exhibit in coordination with the upcoming Cathedral City LGBT Days pride festival being held on March 29-31, 2019.

Beyond the opening reception, the LGBTQ art exhibit will be showcased every Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the City's Cultural Arts Museum starting on Saturday, March 16, 2019 through Sunday, April 20, 2019. The museum is located on the east end of City Hall in Downtown Cathedral City near the Mary Pickford Theater, 68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City. Admission and parking are both free for the opening reception and art exhibit.

In addition to the art exhibit, the Cathedral City Historical Society showcases an ongoing exhibit featuring images and memorabilia of Cathedral City’s early years located inside the Cultural Arts Museum.

The Cathedral City Public Arts Commission’s mission serves to collect and preserve art from local and renowned artists and is funded by developer fees. Composed of five local residents who are appointed to three-year terms by the City Council, CCPAC meets once a month in Council Chambers on the 2nd Monday of each month starting at 5:30 pm. The agenda for each meeting and video of the meetings are available on the City’s website at: www.CathedralCity.gov.

City of Cathedral City, CA - Municipal Government
03/08/2019

City of Cathedral City, CA - Municipal Government

Hollister Co. Conducts Photo Shoot at Cathedral City’s Rainbow Crossing

On Thursday, March 7th, the Hollister Co., the global teen clothing company with 540 retail locations, conducted a photo shoot with its models promoting their strong support for GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) at Cathedral City’s Rainbow Crossing. The producers and models were excited to have the rainbow crossing as the backdrop for promoting its support of LGBTQ students and the non-profit organization, GLSEN.

This past Monday, volunteers refreshed the Rainbow Crossing in preparation of the photo shoot and for Cathedral City LGBT Days coming up on March 29-31, 2019. The Rainbow Crossing is located near the Bell Tower at the corner of West Buddy Rogers and East Palm Canyon Drive.

City of Cathedral City, CA - Municipal Government
02/06/2019

City of Cathedral City, CA - Municipal Government

International Street Artist Kelsey Montague Commissioned to Create an Interactive Hot Air Balloon Mural at the Mary Pickford Theatre

The interactive art display is a collaboration between the Mary Pickford Theatre and the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission and will be installed February 15–16.

Mary Pickford is D’Place and the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission have partnered together to bring a large, interactive public art display from international street artist Kelsey Montague to the Cathedral City Downtown Arts and Entertainment District.

The art installation, which will be painted onto the side of the Mary Pickford theater in the front court yard near its iconic lizard fountains, is meant to be an interactive piece of art that provides the public with a fun opportunity to photograph themselves and share with their friends via social media.

Kelsey is one of the very few artists who are exploring how public art, interactive art and social media intersect. She believes that art should not be separated from the human experience. Instead the human experience should have a hand in creating the art itself.

Kelsey creates large scale, interactive street murals around the world. Kelsey has created work in Cape Town, Galway, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Manchester and New York City (among others). Each piece provides an opportunity for people to become a ‘living work of art.’ Participants are encouraged to post pictures with the work on social media under the hashtag #whatliftsyou.

Her work has been featured by Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Smithsonian and Good Morning America.

With over 80,000 followers Kelsey uses her Instagram to continue to explore how art can, and should, weave itself into our daily lives.

“We are very excited to be a part of making this art installation a reality” said Damon Rubio President of D’Place Entertainment “Having this interactive art provides yet another reason for folks to visit Downtown Cathedral City and the Mary Pickford”

The artist, Kelsey will begin the installation at the Mary Pickford on February 15th and plans to paint a piece that will be inspired by both old Hollywood and the Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival.

Guests are encouraged to come down and watch this international artist create her latest masterpiece over a two-day span, February 15 -16, 2019.

About D’Place Entertainment
D’Place Entertainment specializes in creating great entertainment experience for its guests. D’Place has operated the Mary Pickford theaters in Cathedral City for the last 3 years and together, with the landlord, the location has undergone around $3 million in renovations and upgrades such as the addition of Plush Recliners, D-Box Motion Chairs beer and wine service, and green solar and battery power, that have all help to make the Mary Pickford the best movie going experience in the Coachella Valley. Located in downtown Cathedral City across from city hall, at 36-850 Pickfair St Cathedral City, CA 92234. Movie line (760) 327 7100

About the Cathedral City Public Art Commission
The Cathedral City Public Art Commission’s mission serves to collect and preserve art from local and international artists. CCPAC is funded by developer fees. Composed of five local residents who are appointed to three-year terms by the City Council, CCPAC meets once a month in Council Chambers on the 2nd Monday of each month starting at 5:30 pm. The agenda for each meeting and video of the meetings are available on the City’s website at: www.CathedralCity.gov

City of Cathedral City, CA - Municipal Government
01/25/2019

City of Cathedral City, CA - Municipal Government

World Renowned Artist Christopher Cichocki to Showcase “Desert Sea” Starting in February

The City Council voted on January 23, 2019 to approve the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission’s recommendation to showcase an art exhibit, entitled “Desert Sea,” by the world-renowned Coachella Valley Artist Cristopher Cichocki on the Festival Lawn in Downtown Cathedral City starting in mid-February through April. With art enthusiasts coming into the Coachella Valley from around the globe during this time period, the Commission wanted to provide an art exhibit that will attract them to Cathedral City, and particularly, along Highway 111. The site offers easy access to parking and available space to showcase this magnificent exhibition. Besides, Cathedral City is “Where Art Lives!”

Cristopher Cichocki lives and works in the desert of Southern California’s Coachella Valley. His art has been featured in numerous exhibitions around the world including Sao Paulo, Brazil;
Venice, Italy; Berlin, Germany; Guadalajara, Mexico; and New York City, New York. Cichocki encapsulates the cycle of decay and renewal through an examination between humankind, the natural world, and industrial production. Situated on the fringe of contemporary art and natural science, the artist's environmental interventions reflect on the timeline spanning from pre-historic oceans to present-day transmutations within his “Desert Abyss” inspired artworks.

The "Desert Sea" art exhibit will consist of a “Sculptural Painting” circular centerpiece that stands at approximately 16 ft. high x 32 ft. wide. This large-scale element transforms with shadow transitions in the daytime and shifts into colored lighting at night. It will also include large-scale groupings of painted tree branches and irrigation tubing configured in a strategic sculptural arrangement. The installation transitions from day to night with ambient black lights and colored LED lights. These lights illuminate strategic areas of the installation in the evening hours creating an entirely new experience from the day time. A series of 3 nighttime performances will also take place throughout the duration of the installation.

After the showcase, Cathedral City will acquire the “sculptural painting” to be part of its lengthy collection of art for the general public’s enjoyment. In addition to the “Sculptural Painting,” Cathedral City will acquire an archival work of video art by the artist. The video work will consist of approximately one hour of original content produced by the artist, exhibited during the live audiovisual performances throughout “Desert Sea.” This original archive of video art is an investment for Cathedral City, as they intend to expand into exhibiting more digital / multi-media art forms projected publicly in future days ahead. The artist will consult optimal strategies with Cathedral City for multi-media “video mapping” presentations of the acquired video art. The work will be signed and numbered in a unique edition of one and housed within archival media storage.

To learn more about this wonderful artist, go to: www.circulardimensions.com

12/11/2018
City of Cathedral City, CA - Municipal Government

City of Cathedral City, CA - Municipal Government

North Pole Village at Snow Fest – A Hit with Families

Hundreds of families came out to the “North Pole Village at Snow Fest,” presented by ACE Hardware (Cathedral City), in Downtown Cathedral City on Saturday, December 8, 2018 to celebrate the “most wonderful time of the year!” Emceed by Weathercaster Bryan Gallo of KMIR, the annual event included a lit Hollywood-style movie set themed as Main Street at Santa’s North Pole. Snow-Fest offered holiday music and carolers, Santa Claus, holiday tree lighting ceremony, a 20,000 Candy Cane Drop for Kids, bike giveaways for kids, free movie at the Mary Pickford Theatre, free ice skating passes to Desert Ice Castle, and a silent auction featuring “Charlie Brown Christmas Trees” decorated by local celebrities benefitting the Cathedral City Boys and Girls Club. Guests also enjoyed an outdoor market featuring holiday arts & crafts, food, treats, and beverages including hot chocolate and champurrado. The kids loved playing in the “snow” or the illusion of snow with our play area full of snow bubbles.

The “North Pole Village” will remain on display through January 2, 2019 in front of City Hall in Downtown Cathedral City. In the daytime, you can marvel at the wonderful store front murals painted by artists from CVRep’s stage crews, and at night, the Village lights up with holiday music playing. It’s the best place to take the family holiday photo or selfie and put you in the holiday mood.

Please thank our sponsors for without them, Snow Fest would not be possible. They include ACE Hardware in Cathedral City, McDonald’s, Volkswagen, La Michoacana Ice Cream Parlor, Windemere Homes & Estates (Team Art, Terry, & Kara), Frazier Pest Control, Cathedral City Gay Business Association, Desert Family Medical Center, Mother Earth’s Farmacy, The Runway (Dining, Drinks, & Drag), Mayor Greg Pettis, former Councilmember Shelley Kaplan, Cathedral City Public Arts Commission, HotN Cannabis Shop, Mary Pickford Theatre, Desert Ice Castle, Quick Quack Car Wash, C&M Growers, and Planet Fitness.

City of Cathedral City, CA - Municipal Government
11/30/2018

City of Cathedral City, CA - Municipal Government

North Pole Village at Snow Fest Comes to Cathedral City on December 8th

North Pole Village • Santa Arrival • 20,000 Candy Cane Drop • Tree Lighting • Holiday Market • Snow Bubbles

Bring the entire family to the “North Pole Village at Snow Fest,” presented by ACE Hardware (Cathedral City), in Downtown Cathedral City on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 5 pm to 9 pm to celebrate the “most wonderful time of the year!” Emceed by Weathercaster Bryan Gallo of KMIR, the annual event includes a lit Hollywood-style movie set themed as Main Street at Santa’s North Pole. Snow-Fest captures all the holiday spirit and places it at one event with holiday music and carolers, Santa Claus, holiday tree lighting ceremony, a 20,000 Candy Cane Drop for Kids, bike giveaways for kids, free movie at the Mary Pickford Theatre, free ice skating passes to Desert Ice Castle, and a silent auction featuring “Charlie Brown Christmas Trees” decorated by local celebrities benefitting the Cathedral City Boys and Girls Club. You will also enjoy an outdoor market featuring holiday arts & crafts, food, treats, and beverages including hot chocolate and champurrado. The kids are going to love playing in the “snow” or the illusion of snow with our play area full of snow bubbles. Free admission and free parking.

North Pole Village

Thanks to the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission and the amazing work by the theatrical stage artists from the Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre, the “North Pole Village” will come to life in front of City Hall. This Hollywood-style movie set depicts “main street” at Santa’s North Pole - all lit with holiday lights. It is the ultimate backdrop for the family holiday pictures and selfies. The “North Pole Village” features 10 store fronts painted as if they came right out of a children’s book and sponsored by ACE Hardware in Cathedral City, McDonald’s, Volkswagen, La Michoacana Ice Cream Parlor, Windemere Homes & Estates (Team Art, Terry, & Kara), Frazier Pest Control, Cathedral City Gay Business Association, Desert Family Medical Center, Mayor Pro Tem Greg Pettis, and Councilmember Shelley Kaplan. Best of all, the “North Pole Village” will remain as a static display all the way through the beginning of the New Year.

20,000 Candy Cane Drop for Kids

Grab your free Snow Fest reusable shopping bag at the Snow Fest Information Booth and be ready to gather up as much candy as possible for the 20,000 Candy Cane Drop for Kids that occurs at 8:00 pm at Town Square Park adjacent to the park’s famed, Fountain of Life. Thanks to La Michoacana Ice Cream and Candy Store located at the corner of Vista Chino Drive and Landau Boulevard in Cathedral City, children will line-up around the candy drop area as Santa gives the final okay to enter the candy drop area for the wonderful treats for kids to enjoy during this holiday season.

Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Shortly after Santa’s arrival at 6:00 pm, Emcee Bryan Gallo and Mayor Stan Henry will participate in the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony. The entire crowd will countdown from 10 for the splendor of the season as the 30’ holiday tree in front of city hall will shine as a beacon of hope. Thanks to our sponsor, Mother Earth’s Farmacy, the holiday tree will remain up and lit through the beginning of the New Year.

Snow Bubbles Play Area for Kids

It would not be “Snow Fest” without snow… or at least the illusion of snow. Thanks to the new Runway Restaurant, children will have an area in Town Square Park to frolic and play in snow bubbles. This play area was a huge hit last year and provided parents with great photos to share with the entire family.

Holiday Outdoor Market (10 am to 9 pm)

Looking for a unique holiday gift? The Snow Fest Holiday Outdoor Market, operated by Diaz Enterprises, opens on George Montgomery Trail in Downtown Cathedral City from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. Come early as the outdoor market will offer holiday arts & crafts, shoes, jewelry, household goods, clothing, accessories, and much more.

Local Celebrity Decorated “Charlie Brown Christmas Trees” Silent Auction

From 5:00 pm to 7:45 pm, attendees can bid at the Silent Auction on a dozen “Charlie Brown Christmas Trees” signed and decorated by local celebrities including KMIR’s Bryan Gallo, Mayor Stan Henry, Bella da Ball, Dinners with Patsi, Police Chief Travis Walker, Fire Chief Paul Wilson, City Manager Charlie McClendon, California Jazz Foundation, S.C.R.A.P. Gallery, Mayor Pro Tem Greg Pettis, and several more. All proceeds of the silent auction benefit the Cathedral City Boys and Girls Club. You can enjoy a one-of-a-kind tree and help a wonderful non-profit, all at the same time.

Holiday Music and Carolers

Snow Fest has a great line-up of wonderful holiday music provided by Jacobsway Productions with LIVE entertainment from the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus, Cathedral City High School Band, Desert Winds Freedom Band, and carolers singing throughout the event.

Kids Bicycle Giveaways, Movie and Ice Skating Passes

When you arrive to Snow Fest, go to the Information Booth for three items. First, you can get your free Snow Fest souvenir shopping bag (limited quantities, first-come, first-serve basis). Second, pick up and fill-out a Bike Entry Form for the drawing of two children’s bicycles that will be given away every hour on the half-hour starting at 5:30 pm. A total of eight bicycles will be given away. You must be present to win. Third, Desert Ice Castle and the City have teamed together to provide up to 300 passes to go ice skating the following week for free. This includes free admission and free ice skates at Desert Ice Castle on Perez Road.

The Mary Pickford Theatre is also joining in on the spirit of the season. You can go to the Mary Pickford Box Office and receive a free pass for the 3-D movie, “Polar Express” that will play at 7:00 pm inside the Mary Pickford Theatre adjacent to the Snow Fest event. Tickets are limited to a total of 135 seats. Passes available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For the latest festival information, go to www.SnowFest.us.

Please thank our sponsors for without them, Snow Fest would not be possible. They include ACE Hardware in Cathedral City, McDonald’s, Volkswagen, La Michoacana Ice Cream Parlor, Windemere Homes & Estates (Team Art, Terry, & Kara), Frazier Pest Control, Cathedral City Gay Business Association, Desert Family Medical Center, Mother Earth’s Farmacy, The Runway (Dining, Drinks, & Drag), Mayor Pro Tem Greg Pettis, Councilmember Shelley Kaplan, Cathedral City Public Arts Commission, HotN Cannabis Shop, Mary Pickford Theatre, Desert Ice Castle, Quick Quack Car Wash, C&M Growers, and Planet Fitness.

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68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero
Cathedral City, CA
92234

Opening Hours

Saturday 13:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(760) 770-0369

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