Palm Springs is an Art Lovers Destination

Since we get so many visitors to Palm Springs, it’s not surprising that wonderful Art colonies have sprung up all over the city. From storefronts on Palm Canyon Drive (the Michael H. Lord Gallery pictured on the right) to the Backstreet Art District on the South Side of the City, Artists have flocked to show off their paintings, sculptures, jewelry and other works of Art.

The Chamber has created an Art Gallery Guide that displays samples of art available at these wonderful shops and gives locations and other contact information. This guide is available to locals and tourists and is an exclusive Chamber product.

Another important fact about Palm Springs that Art Lovers respond to is our modernistic architecture. Palm Springs has a collection of buildings that have been created by world famous Architects like Albert Frey and Donald Wexler and we celebrate their works during Modernism Week which will be held February 12 – 21, 2010 in Palm Springs. Visitors come from all over the world to attend over 40 events celebrating our modern architecture.

Additionally, the City of Palm Springs has a Public Arts Commission that is very active in placing sculptures in locations throughout the city. These sculptures are either commissioned by the City or donated by world famous artists who feel that their art will be appreciated by both locals and tourists in Palm Springs.

So whether you are a tourist or a local, Palm Springs has what every art lover wants, an endless supply of art and architecture that will stimulate the senses and open your wallets. Enjoy!

Best,
John Pivinski
CEO
Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce
760-325-1577 ext. 113

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