Public Art

Open Air, Out-of-This-World Creativity.

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.

Experiencing public art in Palm Desert feels different during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Palm Desert Community Gallery is closed for the time being, and all docent-led walking tours are cancelled until further notice. However, Palm Desert’s Art in Public Places program means that you can be your own guide.

Check back for updates on when docents can return to their touring duties. For now, download the Public Art map, and enjoy a socially-distanced stroll through the city.

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Experience the Art

Start your exploration of Palm Desert’s Public Art Collection with a downloadable Public Art Map, and you’ll be ready to set forth on your art quest. If you want a preview of the El Paseo Exhibition from anywhere, including learning more about the artworks and artists while actually onsite looking at the art, download our app by Otocast at your app store by clicking on the icons below:

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Palm Desert Visitor Services

While Palm Desert City Hall is open to people who wish to conduct business in person with City staff, Visitor Services is located in City Hall’s North Wing which remains closed to the public at this time. Visitor packets with brochures and maps are available to be picked up at City Hall’s Development Services entrance.

If you need advice or directions, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is available by phone, email or the chat function in the lower right hand of your screen to answer any questions you may have.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed weekends and major holidays

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760-568-1441       800-873-2428