Artists from Desert Arc are getting a chance to showcase their work this week at the Palm Desert Historical Society. The organization, which is one of the largest and oldest in the Coachella Valley, provides opportunities to its 600 clients with developmental disabilities. Daniel Reigle, one of those artists, painted a piece featuring three crosses for the exhibit. He has been working with Desert Arc for over four years.
“It just helps me express myself whenever I need to express myself I just paint whatever I want and it comes to pass,” explained Reigle.
Desert Arc Senior Vice President, Mitch Blumberg, said the event showcases around 40 paintings.
“Our artists love to do this,” said Blumberg. “They participate in the class every single week. They love to have their art displayed here, in Rancho Mirage. It’s also in North Gallery in Palm Springs.”
Some of the art is even sold at the exhibit — all for under $50.
“My office is covered in all the art from our clients and you’ll see when people come around and visit the artwork is absolutely terrific,” stated Blumberg.
Desert Arc clients along with Xavier Prep art students painted a mural that was unveiled Wednesday. It will be on display at the Historical Society this year.
“It’s the fruit of their work to have their work appreciated,” concluded Blumberg.
The Desert Arc Client Art Exhibit at Palm Desert Historical Society will be on display until January 17. It’s open from 10 am until 3 pm. Admission is free of charge.