The operating expenses for our CREATE Center come principally from community support. The beautiful, spacious building we share with you must receive your financial support to keep the doors open and to continue the wonderful workshops, classes and community events. CREATE Center for the Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable arts organization with an annual operating budget of $275,000.

Our 100% volunteer staff is making a concerted effort to meet your requests for a variety of programs that benefit the entire community. We ask you to include CREATE Center in your charitable giving with a donation of any amount.

Click the link above to make a donation by credit card or mail your tax deductible donation to:

CREATE Center for the Arts

73446 Highway 111

Palm Desert, CA 92260

The team at CREATE Center for the Arts is grateful for your generosity. Because of you we have been able to provide creative services to hundreds of community members of all ages and abilities. With your support we will be able to maintain our venue and continue to grow our meaningful programs that benefit individuals as well as community organizations.


The ARK Foundation and the Anderson Children's Foundation have made combined contributions in excess of $22,000. to support programming, equipment and materials for our printmaking studio, and free art classes for kids ages 5 to 14.

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ARK Foundation

Thanks to a generous contribution from the ARK Foundation CREATE Center for the Arts is developing printmaking programs to make studio time and equipment available to the public. Classes and workshops for artists of all abilities are made possible through the thoughtful support of the ARK Foundation.


Anderson Children's Foundation

CREATE Center for the Arts is able to offer free arts programs to children ages 5-14 thanks to a grant from the Anderson Children's Foundation! 


Our Community Partners have contributed their time, services and expertise to our cause! From design, printing and gallery space, we are grateful for their amazing support as we continue to grow our programs and services! Our community partners have donated over $10,000. in cash and in kind services! Donations make our mission possible.

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City of Palm Desert

CREATE Center for the Arts thanks the City of Palm Desert for their exhibition support at the Palm Desert Community Gallery. 29 artists are on display, from 10 year old painters to seasoned instructors. This exhibition captures what CREATE Center is all about... community. 


LG Graphix

Lisa and the team at LG Graphix have taken care of our printing needs from day one. They have printed business cards, postcards, banners, window vinyl and sign letters... thanks for being our community partner!


The Office of Congressman Raul Ruiz, MD

The Congressional Staff selected CREATE Center for the Arts as the venue for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition Exhibition and Awards Ceremony. It was an amazing honor to host High School students from our Congressional District. We are grateful to Congressman Ruiz for his support of our artistic community and recognizing that art is beneficial to our health and well being.


Angela Maciel-Gibbons and Dar Gibbons


Thanks to Angela Maciel-Gibbons and Dar Gibbons of Home Smart Professionals for their continued support of CREATE Center for the Arts.  Founding Charter members as well as gallery event underwriters for Artists Council CARES Exhibition and the Susan Smith Evans Memorial Retrospective! Thanks for your generous support of our programs.


Shelly Cannon Creative

When we first began this journey, Shelly brought her word-smithing skills to the table and gave us a story. One year later, we are looking forward to sharing more of our story in the very near future.



This is a great group of guys playing reggae! They also support CREATE Center for the Arts as an OPEN MIC equipment sponsor.



Thanks to Will Sturgeon of Brightner for loaning us the PA system for our first OPEN MIC! 


These Palm Desert Restaurants have donated event appetizers or raffle prizes for the cause! We appreciate our delicious culinary supporters.


CREATE Center for the Arts is based on community. Our Mission is to CREATE Community Enrichment Through The Arts. This is exactly what we do, every day, in a variety of ways. Thanks to the support of our members, nearly 100 already and growing! In a short time, CREATE Center has become a vital accessible hub for arts in the Coachella Valley.


CREATE Center is a venue driven project, providing a place for artists to gather, create and show their art. It is an artist friendly studio space, a fashion runway, a gallery, an event space, a place to get supplies, education, and be inspired. The team at CREATE Center is honored to collaborate with other local arts organizations creating opportunities for our community to come together in celebration of the arts. Thanks to Tools for Tomorrow, Safehouse of the Desert and Artisan Old Town Studios for participating in exhibitions for children! Can't wait to see what the future holds.