About us

Emebet Korn founded Desta Gallery in 2014 with the vision of building a community of artists, collectors, art enthusiasts, and curious individuals. “Desta” means joy in Emebet’s native Ethiopian language, Amharic, which is the premise of the gallery to bring joy through thoughtfully curated art, connection, and inspiring dialogue. Emebet frequently attends international art fairs, art biennials, and gallery conferences to provide informed experiences at the gallery.

Desta Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in beautiful downtown Mill Valley, California, one of the premier art destinations in the San Francisco Bay Area. The gallery represents emerging and established artists whose work spans diverse disciplines and who seek to expand upon their artistic practice in innovative ways.

The gallery actively supports new and seasoned collectors in expanding and refining their personal and business collections. In addition, the gallery offers personalized consulting services to assist clients in the sourcing and acquisition process of specific contemporary artwork.

Desta Gallery is a space that encourages creative expression, reflection, and connection. The gallery hosts artist receptions, art and design related conversations, poetry readings, and speaking engagements highlighting mindful practices and socially relevant themes. The speaking engagements serve as a vehicle to fundraise for selected non-profit organizations.