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Desert Art Tour

You are invited to tour artists' studios and learn about how their artwork is influenced by midcentury era artists. Educational materials will be on display. Meet the artists and see behind the scenes!

Free, Open 11:00 AM–4:00 PM (5-hour window)

Category: *Newly Added*, Exhibition, Free, Kid-Friendly Activity, Presentation, Self-driving Tour, Self-guided, Talk, Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)

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Brought to you by Desert Open Studios, more than 50 artists in 5 art districts will be on this FREE self-guided tour. You are invited to see artists' workspaces and learn about how their contemporary work is influenced by artists of the midcentury modern era. Educational materials linking their work to the great masters will be on display. Come meet the artists of the Coachella Valley; you will be able to see their creations, ask questions, and purchase art directly. Most importantly, you will enjoy a behind the scenes experience and discussion not usually available to the public. 

This is a free self-guided tour. You choose where to start and which studios to visit. Each location has plenty of parking. Studios will be open on February 23 and 24 from 11:00 AM–4:00 PM with extended hours at The Perez Art District on Friday, February 23 until 7:00 PM.

* Negocio Arts, located at 1800 N Via Negocio, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (approximately 7 participating artists)

* The Lofts at Sun Center Art District, located at 610 S Belardo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92266 (approximately 6 participating artists)

* SOTA Art District, south of the airport, includes individual studios surrounding 4629 E Sunny Dunes Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264 (approximately 12 participating artists, many of them within the Silica Ceramic Studio)

* Backstreet Art District, located at 2600 S Cherokee Way, Palm Springs, CA 92264 (approximately 8 participating artists)

* The Perez Art District, located at 68845 Perez Rd, Cathedral City, CA 92234 (approximately 30 participating artists)

Check our website for a link to the pdf handbook, coming in December. In it, you will find links to individual artists' websites and instagram accounts so that you can decide which ones you would like to visit.

Free, Open 11:00 AM–4:00 PM (5-hour open window)

Things to Know
Free, Open 11:00 AM–4:00 PM (5-hour open window)
Your own transportation is required. Look for the official Modernism Week Tour signage to find the participating studios.
There is plenty of parking at each of the five art districts.
Handicap parking is available; This activity is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Desert Open Studios.

Event Check-in Location
Visit the art districts in the order of your choosing.
Addresses printed on your ticket.

Photo Credits: Barbara Boissevain – Inez Gonzalez

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