The Village Artist Collective

A vision in the works of Founder Maggie Vee since the 1990’s… a vision of a community that encourages an environment that reflects the artists who live within it and a community that shares in the creative process for a truly “Better Way of Life.”  The vision of our community that is healthy and thriving is the one that The Village Artist Collective seeks to create and sustain.

We  hope:

  • to encourage and sustain new artistic development, revitalization, economic growth, and improvement of The Apple Valley Village.
  • to formulate and plan art events for The Apple Valley Village.
  • to effectively develop, market and represent The Apple Valley Village as a diverse art community.

The Village Art Collective seeks to enhance the destination environment by cultivating and supporting an art and music community within “The Village” with an affiliation of professional artists, musicians and creative organizations that will establish on-going art related experiences for the public.

Art Corridor Map-1The Village in Apple Valley runs along Highway 18, generally between Navajo Road on the west to Mesquite Road on the east, and from Ottawa Road on the south to as far north as Esaws Avenue.

2016 – It’s going to be a great year for art!

Connecting community through the arts!

In less than one year since it’s organization, The Village Artist Collective has held art workshops for youth and adult, partnered with business for commissioned artworks for public viewing, made the public aware of art viewing and listening opportunities starting a movement to establish an art destination and art economy all the while contributing to a healthier community through the healing power of art and music!

Plan your support today. Join The Village Artist Collective for a bright future of visual art, public displays, media and destination art!

For general info call (760) 684-9093

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Dear Supporter of the Arts, here’s a brief recap of 2015…










Youth & Adult Fun Art Workshops – Throughout the Spring and summer The Village Artist Collective partnered with the Paul Swick Family Center Community Garden located at Rancherias X Yucca Loma to offer free painting workshops for youth and adult With goods donated by Hubcap Zone, R & R Tire and Home Depot. Local artists from The Cocoon Gallery & Gifts also refreshed garden artwork. All artwork is on display at the garden with more projects to come! 

VAC SignEast Village Highway Sign – Hundreds of people each day see this sign! This sign is art! Named “Hand Painted Sign” it retains its vintage patina for all to enjoy! Located at Hwy 18 and Ottawa Rd., 2 miles past Central Rd. (Sign is on the left facing opposite traffic entering the Village at Ottawa Rd.). The sign invites highway traffic to “Visit The Village” where they can find services and ART!

M-vention Productions in The Village produced the sign. 

Village MapsVillage Directory Map & Village Maps– VAC worked directly with the Property Business Improvement District to produce a destination map for The Village in Apple Valley. Maps also available are:


-Village Destination Fun Map

-Village Self Guided Walk or Ride

-Art Corridor Map 

ZacatecanaCommissioned Art Projects – Connecting artists and Village Merchants with multi-media projects designed to attract and add an art aesthetic to the Village for all to enjoy.

News Stand ArtNews Stand Art – VAC connected artists with Siverts Publishing to create ARTracks for public placement in the Village.

Supporter of Art Organizations & Business – VAC supports and helps promote other local and county art programs and projects and art studios. 

Event Participant

-VAC Art Show & Benefit Concert

– High Desert Community Foundation “Spirit of Giving Party”

Event Promoter – VAC designs and helps to promote Village activities present and future:

-Happy Trails Parade

-Holiday Decorating Contest

-Village Walks & Rides

-Town Utility Art

-VAC Artisan Faire

-VAC Apple Village

-VAC Art Dog Stand

We hope you’ll join us for a great year ahead! 

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” 
― Vincent van Gogh


The Village Artist Collective wants to be a great community partner and needs support to achieve their goals.  To make a tax-deductible financial contribution, please make checks payable to HDCF (High Desert Community Foundation) with “The Village Artist Collective” in the memo section and mail to: HDCF, 16020 Apple Valley Road B6, Apple Valley, CA 92307.  You may also pay by credit card or PayPal account by clicking on the Donate button below: