Art appreciation

The Coachella Valley offers a wealth of opportunities to enjoy the arts – both visual and performing. And there is always something entertaining happening in and around Palm Desert.


Art Exhibits

ArtPalm Desert’s award winning Art in Public Places program features more than 140 works of art displayed throughout the City. This museum without walls is free to tour. Guided maps are available online or at the Palm Desert Visitor Center.

More than 20 galleries grace El Paseo alone, plus 18 sculptures line the median of this street. Free, docent guided tours of the art are offered the second Saturday of every month. On the first Thursday of each month, galleries along the famed boulevard stay open late for the El Paseo Art Walk (October – May). All this, just two-blocks from your stay at Shadow Mountain Resort.


Art Museums

New to the art-minded city of Palm Desert is the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert. Home to changing exhibitions throughout the year, a variety of community events and a stunning 2-acre sculpture garden, this is one attraction not to be missed. The main Palm Springs Art Museum, located near downtown Palm Springs, features contemporary and Western American art, culture, natural history.

In nearby La Quinta you’ll find diverse offerings of events, activities and programs providing cultural enrichment (learn more).


Performing Arts

When the sun goes down, the stars come out at The McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert. This prestigious performing arts venue hosts a variety of world-class artists, Broadway musicals, distinguished dance ensembles, among other unforgettable shows. With past headliners such as Willie Nelson, Josh Groban and The Beach Boys you never know what A-list show awaits you.

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

Indian Gaming

Who needs Las Vegas when there is an abundance of world-class casinos in the area. Gaming, slot machines and card tables give way to popular concerts, comedy, and sporting events.

Details at Palm Springs Life’s Event Calendar.