Looking for something to feast your eyes on this weekend?  
Something to blow you away, yet inspire you at the same time?
Lucky for you, you won’t have to travel far to do that this weekend.  There are some great art shows opening this weekend in the Coachella Valley, some featuring even featuring local artists! 
Each art show featured in this post has been hand selected by us, with you in mind.  Make sure to check out all the flyers and information that we have provided below.  
If you know of another art show opening happening this weekend that we do not have listed, but feel as if we should, please email us the 411: thecoachellavalleyartscene @ gmail.com


Event Info: 
Snapshot Studio & Brighthaus Marketing
Cinemania Palm Springs: Cult, Costumes and Cocktails for a Cause!Let’s do the time warp again!

“Rocky Horror Picture Show”
benefitting The LGBT Center of the DesertFriday, October 12, 2012
Doors Open at 6:30pm
Movie Starts at 8:00pmTickets available at http://cinemania.eventbrite.com/

Event Tickets $20 (includes one drink ticket)

CINEMANIA is NOT your typical movie night! Join us at Snapshot Palm Springs and enjoy the “indoor lawn” experience as we present a camp classic musical movie. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket, sing-along, dance-along and enjoy a partilally hosted bar available the entire evening with $5 cocktails and soft drinks.

Check out the optional box meals available for $13 from the new Cello’s Pantry opening in October. Cello’s Pantry is owned by Bonnie and Tom of the celebrated Cello’s Bistro. $2 from every meal ordered will be added to the net proceeds donated to The Center!

Tickets available at http://cinemania.eventbrite.com/

This month’s movie is “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” just in time to get you in the mood for Halloween. Visit our official costume source Partylab for all your costume needs. If you’d rather not dress up, just be a spectator, that’s cool too!

Doors open at 6:30pm to enjoy the social cocktail hour w/ scantily clad models selling raffle tickets for amazing prizes donated from local businesses including Christopher Kennedy, Palm Springs Errands & More, Studio M Salon and Spa, Marc Russell Interiors, Contempo Lending, Ken Rambo Photography, Dr. Marc Eisman, Taylor Massage and Canyon Pacific Insurance Services to name a few.

The film starts at 8pm, and at intermission, enjoy a costume contest for the best Rocky Horror-inspired costume with incredible prizes. After the movie, hang out for music, cocktails and more merriment!

Tickets available at http://cinemania.eventbrite.com/

Have a great time as we raise money to benefit The LGBT Center of the Desert.



Information Regarding the Show: 
Please join us for our 1 year anniversary celebration at LIFEWORK!
Opening reception is on Saturday, October 13th from 6:00-10:00pm!
The best and hottest emerging artists are showing hand-picked pieces at our group show – they are INCREDIBLE artists!
There will also be an unveiling of the new LIFEWORK mural, which is technically an installation, by the renown artist SHRINE.
SHRINE hails from the Empire of Love and is famous for his “shacks” which are temples created from reclaimed and recycled materials. His work can be seen at the Coachella Arts and Music Festival, Burning Man, and events by The Do Lab, as well as across many countries around the world. We are bless to have this artist with the Universe in his heart create a unique experience at LIFEWORK.
Mr. Aaron Hansen will be live painting the night of the reception and Mr. Alex Callego will be providing the musical inspiration for the evening with a down-tempo abstracted multi-genre DJ set.
The raffle for the evening is sponsored by The Palm Springs Food Truck festival – drop $10 and pick up a possible winning ticket for a Family and Friends pack of admission access (4 tickets) to the upcoming Food Truck Festival.
100% of the proceeds will benefit S.C.R.A.P. Gallery, a local non-profit providing workshops for kids and teens to create art using recycled materials.

Make It Work: Material Matters in Art and Design

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

72-567 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Located at Entrada del Paseo at the westernmost intersection of Highway 111 and El Paseo

October 13, 2012 – January 20, 2013

 Member reception: Oct. 13, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

About the Exhibit:

Make it Work: Material Matters in Art and Design explores the relationship between materials and forms in the creative process by juxtaposing a range of dynamic art and design objects from the 1960s to the present. Gifts and promised works from Donna and Cargill MacMillan, Jr. influenced members of the American Society of Interior Designers as they created runway sensations for Fashion Week El Paseo 2010. These whimsical fashion designs are featured alongside a selection of significant modern and contemporary art works from the MacMillan gift.

Although artists and designers have very different goals, they share an affinity for color, pattern, shape, and texture, as well as a desire to experiment with a variety of media. This exhibition contrasts playful contemporary fashion designs with important works by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Louise Bourgeois, and Yoshitomo Nara, among others. The art and design pieces included in this exhibition are notable for the distinctive ways in which their makers manipulated materials in their artistic processes. By examining these objects through their physical qualities, the exhibition highlights how artists and designers draw upon both traditional methods of production and unconventional materials to craft unusual and historically noteworthy new forms. From Andy Warhol’s screen printing and Pae White’s weaving, to metalwork by Lynda Benglis and paper modeling by Tokujin Yoshioka, their work expands our notions of painting, sculpture, and design. Inspired by visual cues-such as Warhol’s vivid colors, Ellsworth Kelly’s asymmetrical shapes, Morris Louis’ fluid lines, and Gary Hume’s polished textures-the fashions on exhibition are sartorially-charged re-imaginings of these artists’ idiosyncratic creative methods.

This exhibition is organized by the Palm Springs Art Museum. Mannequins generously provided by CNL Mannequins.




Information ABout this month’s Free 2nd Sundays:

With generous support from the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, the museum is proud to present FREE 2nd SUNDAYS. Admission and all activities are free.

FAMILY ACTIVITY: Zone 101 in the Hoover Gallery * 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Color, Shape and Design * Explore Woven Together: Art & Design in Southwest Indian Textiles and then design your own textile that represents you and your family. What colors, shapes, and designs will you use?


Image credit: Navajo, Early Ganado Rug, circa 1900, handspun natural wool and synthetic dyes, courtesy gift of the George Montgomery Trust

ARTISTS IN ACTION: James and Jackie Lee Houston Atrium * 1 p.m.

Artist Sue Hill will demonstrate the intricate art of weaving and discuss the importance of basket design.

FILM (Family Friendly): Lecture Hall * 2 p.m.

Brother Bear, Aaron Blaise and Robert Walker, U.S.A., 2003 * Long ago, as the Earth was emerging from the Ice Age, there were three brothers. After a bear takes the life of the oldest brother, impulsive youngest brother Kenai kills the bear in revenge, only to be transformed into a bear himself. Denahi, the middle brother, comes upon this bear and, thinking it killed Kenai, vows revenge. Now brother hunts brother and Kenai’s only hope for survival is to befriend his own worst enemy, a grizzly cub named Koda. Koda’s main goal is to show Kenai the real meaning of brotherhood. 85 minutes.

SPOTLIGHT TALK: Orientation Center * 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.

At 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. visit the Woven Together: Art & Design in Southwest Indian Textilesexhibition and learn about Navajo weaving and designs. Meet at the Admissions Desk in the Orientation Center to begin your experience.


Antibodies – The works of Fernando and Humberto Campana 1989-2009 – An exhibition of the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany

11.10.12 – 02.24.13

Located in downtown Palm Springs on Museum Drive at Tahquitz Canyon Way, just west of N. Palm Canyon Drive
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262-5659

About the Exhibition:

The Campanas’s career coincides with the international success of unique, custom-made and artistic designs which often go directly from the maker’s studio to private or public collections without ever being subjected to regular use. The brothers have worked together as furniture designers in São Paulo, Brazil, since 1989. Humberto is an artist with a law degree and Fernando is a trained architect. In the twenty years since they began their practice, they have built an international following through worldwide exhibitions, with their work collected by major museums, including MoMA and the London Design Museum.

The exhibition includes over seventy pieces of furniture plus prototypes, experiments, models, and artwork by the Campanas alongside films, interviews, photographs, and objects collected by the designers.

The Campanas’s Favela and Vermelha armchairs, both produced by the Italian furniture manufacturer Edra; theBanquete armchairs created by hand in small series in their São Paulo-based studio; as well as their inflatable table or the Plastico Bolha easy chair made of bubble wrap have all rapidly become icons of contemporary design. TheVermelha armchair, contains 500 meters of rope with an acrylic core, covered in cotton, and woven around a metal frame to form the design and the padding.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, published by Vitra Design Museum in a bilingual English-German edition, available in the museum store.

This is an exhibition of the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany.

The Palm Springs Art Museum presentation is funded in part by Annette Bloch, the museum’s Architecture and Design Council, and Kirk & Anne Douglas.


Art Shows in Neighboring Communities:

Looking to get out of town?  What about a quick trip to El Centro?  Sounds like a good time if you ask me…