5th Anniversary party

October 13th, 2021

At the beginning of  a new era in its artistic mission, CREATE Center for the Arts held a special open house celebrating its 5th Anniversary from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at its recently unveiled, expanded location at 73-600 Alessandro Dr. in Palm Desert.

The gathering, free of charge, was designed to celebrate CREATE’s breadth and depth as an artistic resource in the Coachella Valley, boasting live demonstrations of a wide variety of styles practiced by its members, interactive projects, exhibits, food and drink and a family atmosphere of fun and aesthetic inquiry.

CREATE’s experts offer not only such classic endeavors as painting, sculpture and printmaking, but also gardening and glass painting. At the open house,  interactive presentations showed off the center’s more unusual skills as crochet and fiber arts, film, yoga, digital artistry and three-dimensional printing and virtual reality. The dozen or so artists on hand included Diane Morgan (painting), Beth Anderson (wine glass painting),Steve Hill (crochet), Zachary Fleming-Boyles (printmaking), Barbara Kay-Levin (gardening), Robert Mann (film studio), Leslie Gerber (sound bath), Fernando Alvarez (yoga), Brady Williamson (3D printing and digital design and Travis Hiner (virtual reality).

In its five years of operation, CREATE Center has provided a home for artists and enterprising creators and craft practioners to explore their work and enjoy the benefits of community support and interaction. Besides providing a wide range of facility and equipment, CREATE seeks to nurture artistic inspiration in ways that buoy creativity and partnership. It is a community center and resource, grounded in classic arts but open to new forms of expression and imaginative experiment.

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