CVAA was formed in 2000. Our stated mission is “To enhance the cultural vitality of the Coachella Valley”. In order to address the cultural and professional needs expressed by artists and other individuals, CVAA launched the Coachella Valley Art Center.
CVAA/CVAC works very closely with another Indio organization, The SCRAP Gallery. (Student Creative Recycle Art Program). Cooperative programs have produced site-specific art works for empty store fronts, hands-on creative experiences for young and old at local festivals, as well as collaborating on art programs for the Riverside County Mental Health Department.