Art and Culture in the Desert
February 11, 18, 25
This series of art tours each visit distinct cultural enclaves within the greater desert area. Sign up for all three, and get 10% off!
Tour 1: Art and Culture of Bombay Beach
Feb 11, 1-5 PM, Bombay Beach, CA
Enjoy a guided discovery of the unique town and art sites of Bombay Beach on the east shores of the Salton Sea in this (mostly) walking half-day tour. Since 2016, the annual Bombay Beach Biennale season has attracted artists from around the globe, creating artworks, performances, pop-up galleries, and events in vacant lots and empty buildings. As the Salton Sea shrinks, the open-air canvas grows, and new installations are constantly popping up on the increasingly exposed playa. Your tour guide: Sandi Wheaton, Bombay Beach local and photographer.
Activity Level: Moderate
Tour 2: Walking Coachella’s Pueblo Viejo
Feb 18, 9 AM-1 PM, Coachella Valley, CA
Enjoy a guided walking tour of historic downtown Coachella, aka the Pueblo Viejo District, and learn about the colorful and meaningful variety of public art. Participants will see how art installations honor Mexicans and Chicanos who have had a profound and lasting impact on the local community and reflect the innovation and progress propelling contemporary art throughout the desert and beyond. Your tour guide: Steven Biller, Editor in Chief of Palm Springs Life.
Activity Level: Easy-Moderate