Arts & Culture
Art. Culture. History. Style. Greater Palm Springs has an abundance of it all. Discover local Palm Springs area art galleries, museums, theaters, tours and soak up some history and culture during your stay in Greater Palm Springs.
|Palm Springs Art Museum has a wide-reaching and growing permanent collection of over 12,000 objects rooted in modern and contemporary art, architecture, and design that has developed from of our unique history, culture, and place. The museum`s collection, exhibition, and education programs connect the public with art and ideas that serve and adapt with the dynamic and growing community that calls Palm Springs home -as well as new generations of visitors who continue to make the area a destination for rejuvenation, entertainment, and cultural excursion.
|101 N Museum Dr. Palm Springs, California 92262
|While vacationing at a property rental managed by Poolside Vacation Rentals we suggest taking some time to explore The Coachella Valley History Museum located near the city of Palm Springs which is committed to preserving, sharing and interpreting the history of the Coachella Valley. CVHM was established in 1965 as the Coachella Valley Historical Society, Inc, to ensure that the local history had a place to house and tell stories.
|82616 Miles Ave, Indio, CA 92201
|While on vacation at a property rental managed by Poolside Vacation Rentals take time to explore the Palm Springs Art Museum of Palm Desert. This branch of the Palm Springs Art Museum opened in March 2012, this distinctive campus offers ongoing and temporary exhibitions of sculpture, painting, photography and new media. Featuring several gallery areas and is home to changing exhibitions that both stand alone and complement the museum`s main Palm Springs location.
|72567 Highway 111 Palm Desert, CA 92260
|Just outside of the city of Palm Springs you`ll discover the rich history of the Cabot`s Pueblo Museum, which is a historic house museum located in Desert Hot Springs, California. A large, Hopi-style pueblo, built in the Pueblo Revival Style, it contains artworks, artifacts of American Indian and Alaska Native cultures, and memorabilia of early desert homesteader life.
|67616 Desert View Ave, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
|While in Sunny Palm Springs make sure to visit Sunnylands, the former Annenberg Estate, located in Rancho Mirage, California, is a 200-acre estate currently run by The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, a not-for-profit organization. The property was owned by Walter and Leonore Annenberg until 2009 and had been used as a winter retreat by the couple from 1966, when the house was completed. The property is "rich with historical significance," according to the city of Rancho Mirage, which declared Sunnylands an historic site in 1990. Located at Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope Drives, the property has been the vacation site of numerous celebrities and public officials. Sunnylands is to some extent regarded as the "Camp David of the West."
|37977 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
|Located just outside of Palm Springs you and the kids can take a break from the pool and palm trees and discover the treasures of the pharaoh and the mystical ritual of African masks to Mesozoic dinosaur skeletons, the Museum of Ancient Wonders awes visitors. More than 200 reproduction artifacts and laboratory fossil casts gathered from 30 museums worldwide.
|69028-B E Palm Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234
|If you`re out and about from your vacation rental property managed by Poolside Vacation Rentals we suggest popping into The La Quinta Museum that features traveling and historical exhibits and much more! Admission and all programs are FREE!
|77885 Avenida Montezuma, La Quinta, CA 92253
|Poolside Vacation Rentals proudly recommends The McCallum Theatre. Their mission is to entertain and educate the public by offering a variety of performing arts experiences that reflect the diversity of people, interests, and tastes of the Palm Desert/Palm Springs communities and constituents served by the Theatre.
|73000 Fred Waring Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260
|A re-creation of a general store during the 1930s and early 1940s, this unique Palm Springs museum displays the original fixtures, hardware, medicines and products of that period.
|221 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
|The first Desert X took place in 2017 and included 16 artists who created works for locations from Whitewater Preserve to Coachella. The exhibition and each of the artists received grand acclaim. The second edition, in 2019, featured 18 artists whose works again stretched across the Valley but this time venturing to its southern reaches with installations around, in, and on the Salton Sea. In 2020, the organization engaged in its first exhibition outside the United States and helped realize a project in the AlUla desert of Saudi Arabia bringing together artists from across that region as well as those from Europe and the U.S. In 2021, with a global pandemic and racial and political protests as backdrops, Desert X 2021 offers an exhibition of 13 works for our time.
|Palm Springs, CA
|Backstreet is a unique community of artists working studios & galleries, and businesses that provides artistic services (reprographic, restorative and framing) in Palm Springs, CA.
|2600 S. Cherokee Way Palm Springs, CA 92264
|The Shag Store is a gallery and retail space dedicated exclusively to the artist Shag. Located in the Palm Springs Uptown Design District, the store offers prints, original art, merchandise and unique products that capture the spirit of desert modernism.
|745 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262
|Salvation Mountain is an incredibly unique art attraction located east of the Salton Sea, about an hour and fifteen minutes from Palm Springs. It`s 50 foot height and 150 foot breadth is made totally of local adobe clay and donated paint and is truly unique in the United States and probably the world. You will find large, colorful sculptures where you are free to walk around and take pictures. Salvation Mountain is a wonderful outdoor activity that pets and children will love!
|Beal Rd. Calipatria, CA 92233
|"California Landscape Painting: The Stephen B. Chase Collection" is part of a permanent art collection currently on exhibition in the Chase Administration Building at The Living Desert, a unique zoo and botanical garden. Forty-nine paintings are represented by twenty-two artists, some among California`s greatest. In southern California, landscape painting was an especially popular subject, with many artists painting plein air, or out of doors, to best capture the bright, buoyant and fleeting quality of the light. Artists known for plein air painting represented in this collection include Granville Redmond, Marion Kavanagh Wachtel, William Wendt, Franz A. Bischoff, Edgar Payne, Jean Mannheim and Maurice Braun, among others. Of the paintings in this collection, 14 depict Coachella Valley scenes.
|47900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA, 92260
|Joy and passion surrounding fine art are hallmarks of CODA Gallery, an El Paseo landmark that`s resonated with contemporary art collectors for more than thirty years. Awaiting discovery inside CODA`s magnificent gallery is a vast collection of paintings, photography, sculpture, and glass by a wide range of established, mid-career, and emerging artists. In the fall of 2016, the gallery moved to a new state-of-the-art location in the heart of Palm Desert at the corner of El Paseo and Lupine Lane.
Brimming with color and life, the art at CODA mirrors the personality of the gallery`s beloved founders Connie and David Katz, avid collectors and philanthropists who opened on El Paseo in 1987. Their spirit of generosity and warmth greets visitors the moment they enter the gallery, where advisors are welcoming and willing to share their expertise with collectors at every level.
At CODA, acquiring art is a relaxed and pleasurable experience. Whether you are looking to add one piece to a room or redesign your entire house, gallery consultants combine their expertise with your particular ideas, individual tastes, and personal style to find the perfect works of art.
Art on Approval
If you live in the desert, CODA will deliver artwork on approval to your home or office, or ship artwork on approval if you live outside the area. We can also provide you with a virtual preview of art in your space from a digital image.
Many artists whom the gallery represents are available for custom commissions. You can own a work of art created specifically for you and your space, and CODA will facilitate the entire process to assure your satisfaction.
For architects and designers, CODA provides fine art staging services for new construction. Working with you, gallery consultants will select art that complements your vision, creating an environment that flows throughout.
Shipping, Delivery and Installation
CODA ships artwork safely worldwide and offers white glove delivery and installation services.
|73400 El Paseo Suite B1, Palm Desert, CA, 92260
|Heather James Fine Art presents a rare look into art history`s past and present, offering important works from a cross-section of periods, movements, and genres including Post-War, Contemporary, Impressionist, Modern, American, Latin American, and Old Masters.
For over 25 years, Heather James Fine Art has expanded into a global network with galleries located in Palm Desert, California, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming along with consultancies in New York City, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Montecito, Newport Beach, Palm Beach and Basel, Switzerland. Each year, its galleries present an array of museum-quality exhibitions exploring historical and contemporary themes, or examining the work of individual influential artists.
Heather James Fine Art is dedicated to bringing exceptional art to private clients and museums globally while providing the utmost personalized logistical, curatorial, and financial services.
|45188 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA, 92260
|Four areas comprise the CVAC Main Gallery. Three areas, formerly small office spaces of approximately 100 square feet each, border a larger 1300 square foot gallery. White walls, painted floors and track lighting host various exhibitions. CVAC`s exhibit spaces are primarily for display. All inquiries for purchase are forwarded to the artist. CVAC will require a 15% commission on the sale of work. The CVAC Main Gallery may also be used as a meeting space. The Main Gallery may be used for sit-down luncheons and other types of events
|45140 Towne Street, Indio, CA, 92201
|Joshua Tree Art Gallery presents Mexico and Guatemala: A Journey, 1981-2021, a series of life paintings by Paul Donaldson. These paintings are a selection of work spanning roughly forty years when Donaldson traveled extensively to Mexico and Central America - observing, photographing, and sketching studies for future paintings and drawings. Donaldson`s primary artistic style is naturalism, a true-to-life approach that represents the subject matter with the least possible distortion or interpretation. In the scenes he has selected to recreate, Donaldson focuses on the routine of his subjects, portrayed in everyday moments by capturing the light, colors and realness of the local environment. The early works, starting in 1981, are primarily painted on location, and the later works are pieced together from photos and drawings in his Yucca Valley studio. The Mexican paintings are the result of many brief visits to Mexico. The Guatemala paintings resulted from a weeklong tour with wife Bonnie to Mayan villages around Lake Atitlan to visit textile artisans.
|61607 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA, 92252
Cultivating a creative community using art advocacy as a platform to safely express, educate, empower and engage the Coachella Valley.
The Coachella Valley Art Scene started as a blog in 2008 by sarah Scheideman after she returned home from college and saw a void in her community that she wanted to fulfill. After five years of blogging and events, The CVAS opened the doors to their first art gallery for a more tangible experience. The gallery served as a creative incubator for the community. In January of 2015, The Coachella Valley Art Scene officially became a 501c3 NonProfit Organization. We are currently in partnership with Westfield Palm Desert, located on the first level, open to the public on the weekends.
The Coachella Valley Art Scene is a creative incubator and cultural facility for residents of the Coachella Valley. Our arts and culture programming is substantially focused on serving, enhancing and developing the capacity of artists in our community to directly influence the creative industries within the Coachella Valley and neighboring cities.
Art & Music Festivals
Art Gallery Space
Civic Engagement - partnering with larger local companies to showcase emerging artists in the community
Please help to keep our organization alive by joining as a Member and/or gifting a one-time tax deductible donation.
Any and all proceeds are greatly appreciated.
|68571 E Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, CA, 92234
|The Mission of the Desert Art Center, a non-profit organization, is to stimulate, educate, and nurture creativity in the Coachella Valley community through the collaborative effort of membership programs, art education, and gallery space for emerging and established artists.
- Affordable, accessible art education programs
- A supportive creative resource for Coachella Valley artists to display and sell their artwork
- A social gathering place for our artists and community.
he Desert Art Center has been involved with community art programs since it was incorporated as a non-profit in July 1950. Our programs have evolved over the years to meet the changing interests of Coachella Valley residents. We continue to explore new ways to expand our community outreach.
We are extremely committed to the art education of students of all ages. Strong civic and community relationships enable us to augment art education programs in the Palm Springs Unified School District, introducing middle and high school students to expert art instruction by professional artists.
In addition, we provide scholarships to local high school seniors who enter an art program at a college or university as well as funding support for school art supplies.
|550 N Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA, 92263
|La Quinta Gallery of Fine Art showcases an exciting cross section of Original Contemporary landscape and figurative paintings with emphasis on Plein Air works in oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor. In addition it represents the finest quality in sculpture and fine art jewelry. Private arrangements could be made with one of our artists for portrait commissions of the highest quality and standard.
The art collection in the gallery is unique, diverse and very exciting. The majority of the selected artists are American born and educated in fine art schools within the United States; however there are a handful of the artists who live and work in California but have studied fine art in their native countries, Canada, Russia and China. The mix of artists from diverse cultures makes for this exhilarating gallery.
The La Quinta Gallery of Fine Art is owned and operated by Silva Segrist who has been in the fine art business for the past 30 years; studying, painting, teaching and traveling extensively in order to be inspired by the greatest art treasures of the world. Upon moving to the California Desert, Silva opened her unique gallery to represent the diverse and most talented group of artists. Her enduring love for art from an early age is evident when one visits the gallery and listens to her speak enthusiastically as she represents her artists and their well chosen works.
|78080 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA, 92253
|A 433-seat, state-of-the-art theater housed in the Palm Springs Art Museum, offering compelling performances all year long, including concerts, films, lectures, and world-class performances by acclaimed internationally-known musicians. Conveniently located in downtown Palm Springs, inside the Palm Springs Art Museum, the theater is the perfect location for a fun and festive cultural activity.
|101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA, 92262
|Marilyn Monroe`s connection to Palm Springs is legendary. In 1949, at age 22, Marilyn was "discovered" in Palm Springs at Charlie Farrell`s Racquet Club by William Morris talent agent, Johnny Hyde. Many famous photos of Marilyn were taken around the Racquet Club`s swimming pool.
In the 195O`s, she was a regular visitor to Palm Springs with her second husband, baseball great Joe DiMaggio. Marilyn Monroe loved Palm Springs and the presence of Forever Marilyn is a true homecoming.
|Museum Wy, Palm Springs, CA 92262