The Art Scene Hits COD’s Marks Art Center

Join CVAS at the Marks Art Center and enjoy local art. Photo courtesy of


By Gene Pietragallo

Culture Editor

For the last five years, the people behind The Coachella Valley Art Scene have been working constantly to give up-and-coming artists and musicians the exposure they deserve. With a powerful social media following and a building in Cathedral City to display art and host events, The CVAS has transformed itself into an icon for many local artists looking to be known by other valley residents.

The Marks Art Center, College of the Desert’s newest edition, has teamed up with the Coachella Valley Art Scene to kick off this fall semester with a group exhibition of young artists from September 15th, to October 9th; but the real excitement comes with the artist reception on September 25th. The reception will feature a wide variety of different art forms and feature twelve different local artists; some of them are even College of the Desert Alumni.

From Spoken Word to canvas paintings to clothing designers, there will be something at the reception to catch the eye of anyone with a taste for unique and creative talent. It doesn’t just stop with artists however, there will also be a live set by DJ Alf Alpha during the reception to keep those of you with bass-driven ears happy. Whatever your artistic taste may be, come down to the Marks Art Center on September 25th for a glimpse of local artwork!

Both the group exhibition and the artist reception will be free to enter.

For additional information on the Marks Art Center, The Coachella Valley Art Scene, and the artist reception please call 760-776-7278.

Sarah Scheideman, a COD Alumni herself, started The CVAS as an outlet to document artists, media, music, and events around the Coachella Valley through an online blog. The Coachella Valley Art Scene Gallery is located at 68571 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, Ca 92234 and is open Wednesday-Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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