Art Foundation of Desert Hot Springs


Connecting our Community Through the Arts! Mission and Purpose The Art Foundation of Desert Hot Springs will focus its work on creative placemaking, which describes how art plays an intentional and integrated role in community planning and development. This brings artists, arts organizations, and artistic activity into the suite of placemaking strategies. We believed that in order to accomplish this goal, we, as citizens, must stay locally informed regarding community developments and become a part of the decision making. We want to help advance, promote, support and expand artistic excellence, innovation, and creativity for the benefit of individuals and the community. AFDHS can play an important role in developing a plan. AFDHS brings artists, arts organizations, and artistic activity into the suite of placemaking, using strategies pioneered by cities all around the world. In practice, this means having arts and culture represented alongside sectors like housing and transportation, which will bring about an overall healthy community. This "Change" will require planning and investment from our entire community. Our Vision In our city of D.H.S, there are very few opportunities for someone to see and experience great contemporary art. There are also few opportunities to take some kind of workshop in some art form. If you’re an artist in Desert Hot Springs, there are few opportunities to get support for your practice. We hope to be that new opportunity. The Art Foundation of Desert Hot Springs seeks to create a dialogue between the established and the experimental, the past and the present, in an environment that is responsive to all types of art, while being accessible to a public that ranges from scholars to young children. Our dream is to one day build a facility for every area of art. The facility that we envision, will serve as a laboratory for the next generation of artists and culture-interested people; a platform to showcase future leaders—be they painters, educators, scholars, designers ,or curators. It’s a fluid project. We want to get our entire community involved, for this will be... “Your place to enjoy and learn”. Enriching People’s Lives Through the Arts!

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Contact Name Janice Gough, President & Founder, (760) 251-7724 -


13569 Overlook Drive
Desert Hot Springs, CA


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