Public Art

Thanks to the City’s innovative Art in Public Places program, residents and visitors alike find Palm Desert to be a beautiful, art-filled environment in which to live. It’s easy to indulge your artistic side in Palm Desert – just look around at the more than 150 artworks in the City’s collection. Not only will you find stunning, larger-than-life sculptures, but you’ll also discover countless objets d’art throughout the City’s landscape – like bus shelters designed with desert-modern sensibility or serene sculptures with trickling water.


Experience the Art

Start your exploration of Palm Desert’s Public Art Collection at Palm Desert Visitor Services inside Palm Desert City Hall, where you can pick up a free copy of the Palm Desert Art & Architecture book. Armed with that and a downloadable Public Art Map, you’re ready to set forth on your art quest. Before you do, though, be sure to take in the latest exhibition in the Palm Desert Community Art Gallery, also conveniently located inside the North Wing of Palm Desert City Hall. We also have an interactive art map you can investigate online that provides an excellent overview of Palm Desert’s public art.

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Another great way to experience the art is to take a free docent-guided Public Art Tour. Tours are available on select Saturdays of each month from September through May. If the regularly scheduled tours don’t fit your schedule, groups of three or more can contact the Public Art Department at (760) 837-1663 to set up their own free tour.
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Palm Desert Visitor Services
73510 Fred Waring Drive
(Inside the North Wing of Palm Desert City Hall)

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760-568-1441       800-873-2428