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Join our Volunteer Team!

Old Town Artisan Studios provides art experiences for all people despite age, ability, or financial condition. We believe art is healing and has an everlasting positive impact on each of us.  If you are interested in donating your time and talents, please fill out the attached general form. We will do our best to match your experience and expertise to our current needs.  We are also looking for volunteers that can commit to a more long-term, involved role at OTAS. Please let us know of your interest by making a note of it in the comment section of the form and share your areas of expertise.

Simply fill out the form below to join our volunteer team!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for taking the time to view our areas of need and for your dedication to our cause.  If you are new to Old Town Artisan Studios, please fill out the volunteer application at the bottom of the page before signing up for any specific opportunity.  We look forward to partnering together this season!  For any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator, Ivanna Hansen, at [email protected].

Saturday, February 4th
1st shift: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
2nd shift: 12:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Old Town Artisan Studios “OTAS” is partnering with Rotary Club of Indio and CV Art Center to bring our community the Festival of Local Creatives! We will be needing a team of volunteers to run our art activity booth that will be complementary to the public and take place inside the Kid’s Zone. Having an art background is not mandatory. 
Sign up here!

Open Mic Night at Old Town Artisan Studios is a free community event for performers and spectators! This is a FREE event to share the appreciation of art and music. Areas of need are set up, snack bar, gallery, as well as greeting and welcoming visitors.  Sign up here!

We are seeking assistance with our opening receptions to support the gallery coordinator. Volunteers may be asked to assist with the wine bar, walk customers to the front desk to make purchases, and/or be a studio docent to share who we are to first-time visitors.
Sign up here!

If you are interested in helping us maintain a clean and organized Paint Your Own Pottery studio, then we would love your help! This task includes consolidating paint bottles, dusting the pottery shelves, and refreshing supplies.  Sign up here!


Old Town Artisan Studios is partnering with The Autism Society once again to provide art classes! We are looking for some classroom aides to assist our instructors and the students through their projects. Must be patient and able to work with individuals that have varying mental and physical disabilities. Assistance needed includes helping the instructor set up for class and clean up after.
Sign up here!

We are so excited to be hosting our monthly music series every second Thursday of each month from October through April! Art of Music seeks to spread music appreciation, as well as help launch a new music education program at OTAS! We need help with event set up, door greeting, ushering visitors, snack/beverage bar, gallery/reception areas, and clean up.  Sign up here!

We are looking for some weekly help with studio organization and light cleaning/dusting of general areas. To set up an alternate time to volunteer, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.  Sign up here!

Are you a resident of a country club? Do you frequent businesses and stores? Help share our non-profit with our local community by helping distribute our rack cards and connect us with groups that may be interested in classes, private workshops, team building events, volunteering, and more! If interested, please email [email protected].

Volunteer Application

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or
call us at (760) 777-1444.


Working directly with children requires a LiveScan background report. Once your form has been reviewed a member of our staff will contact you to set up an interview appointment to further discuss your skills and interests.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering your time and talent. 

For more information:
Old Town Artisan Studios Art Campus
78046 Calle Barcelona 
La Quinta, CA 92253
(760) 777-1444

Mission & Vision

We are dedicated to ensuring that art remains a vibrant part of the creative fabric of the Coachella Valley – from art in schools to lifelong learning.


The individuals we touch through art include families in need, kids in after-school programs, individuals with special needs, seniors and veterans.

Why We Serve

Art is both medicine and food for the soul. Our commitment is to making art available and accessible to all members of our community.

Board of Directors

Meet our dedicated board members that bring Old Town Artisan Studios and its mission to our beloved community.


Our 4-week classes allow students of all ages and levels to dive into the areas of Ceramics, Painting, Fused Glass, and more.


Try a one-day workshop to learn a new skill, test out a medium you are curious about, or simply have a good time!


Paint Your Own Pottery is a fun experience for all!  Choose from several ceramic items and paint to your heart's delight.

 Art Camp

Looking for a fun way to beat the heat? Join us for Summer Art Camp! A week-long camp for young artists, ages 7-15.

All Upcoming Events at Old Town Artisan Studios.

All Upcoming Events

A listing of all free and fee-based happenings at OTAS!

Gingerbread Lane at Old Town Artisan Studios

Gingerbread Lane

A fantastic community event for all to take part in holiday fun!

Color the World Gala 2023.

Color the World Gala

Join us for a spectacular evening of music, festivity & celebration

Miniature Masterpieces 2021

Mini Masterpiece

Art all 10x10x10 in. or smaller featured in our annual raffle.

Art of Music at Old Town Artisan Studios.

Art of Music

A monthly series featuring musicians from near and far.

Eggstravaganza at Old Town Artisan Studiosl.


An annual auction highlighting ceramic eggs by various artists.

Upcoming Events at Old Town Artisan Studios

Open Mic Night

A chance for all levels and ages to perform.

Upcoming Events at Old Town Artisan Studios

Gallery Shows

Visit the Leland Gallery featuring local artists.


With your valued support we are able bring art to our friends who need it most.


We need Ambassadors to help us spread the word about our work and mission.


Your time and skills are an incredibly important part of the work we do.  Come lend a hand!

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