If you are in town and not so much looking to get into a party as much as you are looking into a nicely air conditioned art gallery with interesting works on display… then this post is for you.

Below is a list of a few art shows that are currently on display that we are excited about.  Check them and let us know what you think!  





“OUTSIDE IN HERE features three desert native artists: Natalie Aguayo, Kristin Winters, and Rose Winters; in their collaboration, they have physically manifested the internal perception of the Coachella Valley. OUTSIDE IN HERE is the attempt to showcase how a single surrounding penetrates and influences the human psyche. Each of the individual artists grew up and came of age within the desert setting; the external stimuli of living in an inhospitable environment shaped them as people and as artists. Rather than expressing detest for this barren world, these artists celebrate their desert origins; they celebrate the beauty of the surreal wonder and struggle caused by living in empty exhaustive heat. Natalie, Kristin, and Rose all share this similar experience, and all perceive it differently. Whether it is by photo, painting, or drawing, OUTSIDE IN HERE captures the energy extracted from our surroundings, our love ones, and personal journeys. It is the energy you will bring into the room, when you open yourself to engage with our work.

Natalie is a photographer and video artist, UC Santa Barbara graduate of Film and Media Studies, local to the La Quinta Cove. Her current series of photographs are 16×20 micro-landscapes of the desert that surrounds her. They are intimate views of nature, focusing on highly composed units of a chaotic whole. She would like her photographs to possess and instill a sense of wonder about life and the world. Her photographs were taken on various hikes around the La Quinta Cove, Palm Desert, and Rancho Mirage. This is her first gallery showing.Kristin Winters is a painter, San Francisco Art Institute graduate in Painting and Printmaking.  She uses traditional acrylic medium, however with the recent inspiration of street art, has begun to venture with spray paint and paint markers. For the last several years, she has painted the Coachella Valley Mountains, industrial figures, and geometric bio-life forms.  Her current body of work congregates all these elements, transforming them into something complex and unique. Kristin portrays desert landscape through geometric and psychedelic images; conjoining human and desert mysticism, she attempts to understand and interpret her surroundings.  Through her work, she struggles with and explores the question: “What am I, and what the hell is this place?”

Rose Winters is sketch artist and writer, UC Berkeley graduate with a background in Literature. Primarily working with pen and ink, she uses intricate and multipart black and white abstract figures. Rather than projecting any form of pictorial realism, Rose’s objective is to exhibit the surreal and alienating factors of the desert. For her, images of the world are strictly internal and should remain as such. She will also be displaying her self-published Zines, which intertwine poetry, prose, and illustration. This installation is her first major visual art piece.

Wondrous, chaotic, estranged, and mystic: the desert encompasses all these things; and more importantly, so does the desert artist. By visualizing the outside environment, you cannot help but present the inside explanation. Three artists, all with separate and distinctive styles, have come together to show what it truly looks like to exist in the Valley.

OUTSIDE IN HERE will be exhibited at Venus Art Studios June 29th, from 6-10pm. In addition there will be musical performances by local acts, The Fat’s Sabobah and Pagan Powers.  Refreshments will be provided by the local charity, Coachella Valley Burrito Project.
We hope to see you there!”




If you are looking for a quick dip out of town, we recommend this show.

About Sea No Evil: 

“Celebrating our 6th Year, Sea No Evil will feature Captain Paul Watson and Captain Peter Hammarstedt and the crew featured on the popular Animal Planet series, “Whale Wars”.
$10 required Donation at the Door
$100 VIP Tickets Now Available:
Includes early VIP entrance into the event at 5:30 PM, a private meet and greet with Captain Peter Hammarstedt, other Sea Shepherd Crew and the 2012 Sea No Evil Featured Artist, Gary Baseman, a 2012 Sea No Evil T-shirt, 2012 Sea No Evil fine art print, VIP merch line and more.

Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Captain Peter Hammarstedt to deliver speeches with special appearances by crew members of Animal Planet’s Whale Wars.

Original art pieces donated by Gary Baseman, Jeff Soto, Shepard Fairey, Lola, Ana Bagayan, Tim Biskup, Amy Sol, Christopher Ryniak, Dave Kinsey, Tara McPherson, Travis Louie, Hydro74 and more to be sold the night of the show thru the silent art auction to benefit the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Additional exhibiting artists include: Cathie Bleck, Korin Faught, Steven Daily, Brandi Milne, Neko, Renee Lawter, Tomi Monstre, Emilio Santoyo, Roland Tamayo, Chivo, Saratoga Sake, Kristin Tercek, Christopher Umana, Jessica Hess, Ron Ulicny, Serge Gay Jr., Sam Wolf Connelly, Jeremiah Ketner, Laurie McClave, Ania Tomicka, LV Ruiz, Ablert Montoya, June Leeloo, Jenne Colby, Camden Noir, Kat Brunnegraff, Lou Pimentel, Christopher Uminga, Matthew Fletcher and many more.”

RSVP here: http://www.facebook.com/events/233712286724546/




About Free Film & Free Entrance:

This Summer every Thursday the Palm Springs Art Musuem opens up their doors to allow the public in not just to their museum for free, but also to watch a free foreign film.  All you have to do is show up.  Come check the works of Michael Childers (featured above), American Contemporary Painting, American Contemporary Sculpture, Architecture and much more.

Museum is also open Tuesday – Sunday.  So if you are looking for something to do this weekend…check ’em out.

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