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The Mall of Doing

Flat Black art supply and Westfield Palm Desert use hands-on art experiences to attract visitors of all ages.

Susan Myrland Arts & Entertainment, Current Digital

Flat Black art supply and Westfield Palm Desert have created a hands-on, all-ages artmaking weekly workshop to give a whole new reason to go to the mall.

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New Life for Ancient Wonders

Alberto Acosta wants to bring a new museum to the desert focused on the origins of life, ancient civilizations, and connections to the cosmos.

Susan Myrland Attractions, Current Digital

Alberto Acosta wants to bring his Museum of Ancient Wonders to the desert focused on the origins of life, ancient civilizations, and cosmos connections.

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The Durable Ephemeral

Since 1989, Noah Purifoy’s distinctive assemblage art has influenced the desert — and been shaped by it in return.

Susan Myrland Arts & Entertainment, Current Digital

Since 1989, the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum’s distinctive assemblage art has influenced the desert — and been shaped by it in return.

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Getting Hooked

CREATE Center for the Arts contributes to national crochet mural project honoring historic female activists and pioneers.

Susan Myrland Arts & Entertainment, Current Digital

Community organizing and crochet might seem an odd pairing at first, but there are similarities. Both involve small actions multiplied over time into complex systems. Both aim to improve quality of life. And both are satisfying when performed in a group. The artist Agata Oleksiak (known professionally as Olek) gained widespread attention in 2003 when she began using crochet as

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Desert Experiment

Desert X 2019, launching Feb. 9, asks whether nature can withstand development, even as the show generates cultural tourism that feeds the valley’s economy.

Susan Myrland Arts & Entertainment, Current Digital

Desert X 2019, launching Feb. 9, asks whether nature can withstand development, even as the show generates cultural tourism that feeds the valley’s economy.

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In Sync

Desert X Parallel Projects showcase local artists and attractions from Joshua Tree to Pinyon Pines.

Susan Myrland Arts & Entertainment, Current Digital

Some of this year’s Parallel Projects address the same themes as Desert X — the environment, in particular — but from a first-person perspective.

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Desert Xplosion

Contemporary art biennial returns with more artists, more programming, and more opportunities to explore the desert.

Susan Myrland Arts & Entertainment, Current Digital

Desert X, a biennial exhibition of site-specific art opening Feb. 9, returns with more artists, more programming, and more chances to explore the desert