Our Team


CREATE Center for the Arts

CREATE Center for the Arts connects the community to creative resources to drive innovation and collaborative creation in the Coachella Valley. CREATE is organized by a team of seven volunteer directors with a variety of backgrounds and experience. The office and programs are run by an engaged and enthusiastic staff, with support from committees, consultants and volunteers.

With generous community support, CREATE has grown into an innovation hub offering painting, drawing, textile arts, a technology center, a printmaking studio, master classes with world-renowned artists and plans for continued expansion in the future. As CREATE has grown, so has its mission. What started as a center for artists has become a haven for the artist in each of us, with a focus in bridging the gap to communities that have little to no access to the arts including seniors, children, people with disabilities, and those below the poverty line.

Our Board

Rebecca Dant

Executive Secretary

Steve Hill

Chamber Liaison

Our Staff

Our Instructors

Meridy Volz

Oils, Acrylics, Watercolor

Diane Morgan

Oils, Acrylics, Watercolor

Jessica Schiffman

Oils, Acrylics, Drawing

Valentina Lamdin

Oils, Acrylics, Watercolor


Support us in our mission to create community enrichment through the arts

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